The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Government Recommendations

The Institute regularly submits policy and practice recommendations to health, medical, science and research related government departments.

Recommendation on the discussion paper Australia: The Healthiest Country by 2020

The Institute prepared two submissions regarding this discussion paper. The first outlined the role of obesity and its relationship as a risk factor for major chronic diseases, emphasising the need for reliable, large-scale evidence about the efficacy and safety of the strategies for population-wide weight loss. The second highlighted the need for an effective national strategy for the control of population blood pressure, particularly that of salt reduction.