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The George Institute for Global Health (TGI) has joined The Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (NDOG).

The move will provide exciting new opportunities to work together towards improving the health of women and babies around the world.  TGI's mission is to increase access to quality health care for millions of people worldwide - with a particular focus on vulnerable populations in resource-poor settings.  TGI has extensive experience in conducting large-scale clinical trials, establishing collaborative networks of prospective birth and childhood cohorts, and innovative approaches to health service delivery in the UK and around the world.  TGI's current focus on cardiovascular and non-communicable diseases also complements the work of several groups in NDOG.  Non-communicable diseases present differently in women and can be influenced by events in pregnancy (both for the mother and developing baby).

Professor Stephen Kennedy, Head of NDOG, said: “We are delighted to welcome TGI into the department and we look forward to working with this group of world-class researchers.  We have already identified several common interests, which will enhance our existing research activities and open up new possibilities."

Professor Terry Dwyer, Director of TGI, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to further develop areas of major interest for us in women’s risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, and in infant health. Hopefully, we will also be able to make a difference to some of the research programs already active in NDOG with our significant expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, and big data analysis.  We are really looking to the interactions we will have with the NDOG team in the coming years."

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