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This year’s nutrition week is all about promoting fruit and vegetable consumption but our Scientia PhD student Briar McKenzie is examining differences in dietary intake for women and men, and whether we need gender sensitive policies to improve nutrition.

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.

Dr Clare Arnott is Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health and Staff Specialist cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

CVD

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.

Keziah Bennett- Brook is the Manager of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program at The George Institute for Global Health Australia.

Examples of evidence gap map visualisations from the project ‘identifying research gaps: Leptospirosis in India'

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?

Yakubu

This article is written by Dr Kenneth Yakubu and was first published on the BMJ Global Health and is reproduced here with their kind permission.

What is influenza?

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.

This article is written by Alexandra Jones and Belinda Reeve and was first published on the InSight Plus and is reproduced here with their kind permission.

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.

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