Authored by Professor Goran Tomson, Distinguished Fellow, Thought Leadership program, The George Institute for Global Health.
Professor Goran Tomson is a leading voice in global health systems research. His remarkable career, first practicing medicine and later research in health system changes to improve quality of care, spans over thirty years and crosses countless borders. In this piece, he reflects on the developments he has observed in Global Health Systems Research and presents his perspectives on challenges and opportunities in the future.
Cardiovascular disease claims the most lives of any illness. Ahead of World Heart Day on September 29, we offer insights to debunk popular assumptions that affect advances in knowledge and improvements in health.
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.