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.
Rong Luo is a research fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, China. Currently, she is working on the Nutrition and Lifestyle Program. What are some of her takeaways from her six years here so far? Let’s walk through her story.
Nadila Duolikun began her clinical training over eight years ago. She joined The George Institute for Global Health in 2017, focusing on non-communicable diseases, specifically diabetes in rural and urban China.
Huan Chen has been working in women’s and child health for 10 years. She joined The George Institute for Global Health in 2015 to focus on women with gestational diabetes and other non-communicable diseases during pregnancy.
Robyn Norton began conducting research on how best to prevent and manage injuries 30 years ago. Her passion and dedication to improving the health of communities globally led her to establish The George Institute for Global Health 20 years ago.
Xuanchen (Ted) Tao is responsible for the SMARTDiabetes study. He is committed to applying the mobile health techniques and the family health promoter model to improve the self-management of patients with type 2. Let’s step into his story.
"Generally speaking, we hope what we are doing can contribute to the cultivation of healthier lifestyles. Specifically, we hope all these researches can change the traditional mode of nutritional intervention, and find more cost-effective ways to help people to develop healthier diet habits. Meanwhile, the pre-packaged food data we collected can provide evidence for food policy makers."