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"Universal health coverage and #HealthForAll is about ensuring that no one is left behind in being able to access quality healthcare. This is particularly pertinent for Australia as we have not realised universal health coverage. To me it is completely unacceptable that we live in one of the richest and well-developed countries in the world and yet our First Peoples continue to experience widespread socioeconomic disadvantage and health inequality compared to other Australians."

This International Women’s Day, Namrata Nath Kumar presses for progress.

 

This International Women’s Day, Jan Muhunthan presses for progress.

"I wanted to work with people committed to helping others live longer and healthier lives, focusing on the leading cause of death and disability worldwide – non-communicable diseases."

"mHealth has the potential to improve prevention of heart disease by delivering interventions via mobile devices to provide information, motivation, and reinforcement for patients with heart disease to achieve a healthy lifestyle and adhere to life-saving cardiovascular medications."

"In Australia, we are lucky to have one of the best health care systems in the world, but we still see major inequalities of health outcomes and access. I’m motivated by the idea that we can create a better system that is easier to navigate and uses resources more efficiently, so that more people can access services and the benefit will be improved health."

"I’m a physician, and I’m a medical researcher.  So each day I try to follow the advice of the late great Mohammed Ali: “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”.  Maximise time with people and minimise time with screens.  And above all focus on the big picture tasks, the few that really matter."

"When it comes to Sepsis it’s hard to know where to start."

"Salt increases blood pressure, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease – such as heart disease, heart attacks and stroke – the biggest killer worldwide. By reducing salt intakes, we can reduce the risk of such diseases, and save lives."

‘It is important to me to be a role model, an example of a strong resilient Aboriginal woman who can achieve anything she sets her mind to.’

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