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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?

A community health worker in Haryana, India working with community members, using digital technology to screen for and assist in management of diabetes

Authored by Dr Rajani Ved, Distinguished Fellow, Thought leadership program, The George Institute

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.

Samina Parveen is a Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health. She has completed her Master’s in Public Health from Savitribai Phule Pune University and her Bachelor’s in Microbiology/Biochemistry from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

ASHA community health worker

The article 'Hope of the health system, daughter- in-law of community: Reflections on India’s community health worker programme' is written by Dr Devaki Nambiar, Program Head – Health Systems and Equity, The George Institute for Global Health India and Ms Shreya Khaund

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.

Josyula K. Lakshmi’s work focuses on health promotion through awareness-raising, behaviour change and the creation of supportive physical, social and policy environments. She has been in the public health sector for 15 years and joined The George Institute for Global Health two years ago.

Arpita Ghosh’s work cuts across many areas of public health, including child health, nutrition, elderly health and wellbeing, and chronic diseases, particularly cancer. She joined The George Institute for Global Health in 2018 following nine years of work in the biomedical science sector.

Research facilitator Madhuri Dutta has been working in research administration for eight years. Specialising in research management and administration, Madhuri joined The George Institute for Global Health nine months ago. 

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.

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