You may have heard of evidence gap maps – they have been used in health, social and environmental research for a while now. But, let’s be honest, is it possible some of us glaze over when hearing the words ‘evidence’, ‘gap’ and ‘map’ linked together?
Influenza (the ‘flu) is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract caused by influenza viruses. In more than 998 people out of 1000 influenza is a self-limiting illness that does not need any specific treatment other than rest, pain killers such as paracetamol and control of fever. However, in a minority of sufferers it is more serious and may lead to sepsis.
Emalie Sparks is a research dietitian at The George Institute for Global Health. Her research focuses on preventing chronic diseases at the population level through nutrition interventions, such as salt reduction and food policy strategies.
For the first time, the World Health Organisation’s World Health Statistics have this year been disaggregated by sex. This is an important step forward in the drive to identify and understand gender inequalities, and one that is to be welcomed wholeheartedly.
Xiongfei Pan is a Visiting Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health (TGI). He received medical training in Sichuan University, a MSc in Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a MSc/PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Sichuan University, and postdoc training in Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Rohina Joshi’s research explores how to improve health information systems in low and middle income countries and strengthen the medical workforce in regions without doctors. She first joined The George Institute for Global Health in 2003 to complete her PhD and returned after a three-year career break in 2012 to build on her previous research.
Chhavi Bhandari has a management background with multi-disciplinary experience spanning strategy, business operations, business development, intellectual property and innovation strategy over a nine-year career in the healthcare sector. She joined The George Institute for Global Health in 2019 to develop and implement our global health strategy.