Tackling China's growing burden of injury and trauma

The George Institute for Global Health and China's National Center for Chronic and Non-Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (NCNCD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to address the growing burden of injury and trauma in China.

The NCNCD is part of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Attending the signing were:

  • Professor Craig Anderson, Executive Director of The George Institute, China
  • Professor Rebecca Ivers, Director of The George Institute's Injury Division
  • Professor Linhong Wang, Center Director of NCNCD
  • Professor Leilei Duan, Director of Injury and Prevention of NCNCD.

The MOU was signed by Professors Ivers and Wang, with the ceremony hosted by Professor Duan. Attendees at the meeting spoke in depth about existing and future collaboration opportunities in the two countries.

Professor Craig Anderson said, “This exciting partnership will propel global-level research on injury prevention between the two parties.”

Professor Rebecca Ivers said, "We are delighted to be working more closely with China Centres for Disease Control and Dr Duan on injury prevention and l look forward to working together to reduce the burden of injury in China, Australia and globally."

The George Institute for Global Health is a non-profit medical research organisation whose mission is to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide through innovative health research. With a special focus on clinical research, population health and healthcare systems, the Institute translates research discoveries into policy and practice, and drives changes in public health, clinical practices and health policy.

Professors Rebecca Ivers and Linhong Wang signing the Memorandum of Understanding.

Professors Rebecca Ivers and Linhong Wang signed the Memorandum of Understanding.