Around the Precinct: 7 May 2020

A free diabetes and heart disease helpline launches, celebrating International Day of the Midwife, and a call for COVID-19 support for vulnerable communities – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

International Day of the Midwife

Burnet Institute celebrated International Day of the Midwife on 5 May.

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Free diabetes and heart disease information service
In the face of COVID-19, we know people with diabetes and heart disease are facing unprecedented times, with reduced access to face-to-face appointments with doctors, and increasing anxiety regarding access to care, medications and supplies.
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People with coronavirus are at risk of blood clots and strokes – The Conversation
As well as causing severe respiratory problems, there is mounting evidence COVID-19 causes abnormalities in blood clotting. Patients with severe COVID-19 infection appear to be at greater risk of developing blood clots in the veins and arteries.
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Burnet Institute

Global COVID-19 pandemic: latest
Burnet’s researchers and public heath experts are supporting the COVID-19 response in Australia and globally across many projects and activities. Find out the latest updates.
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Celebrating the International Day of the Midwife
On 5 May each year, we acknowledge the importance of midwives in saving lives and ensuring good outcomes for mothers and babies.
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Evidence-based focus the key for Australia’s COVID-19 exit strategy
A Burnet Institute strategy for a phased progression from Australia’s COVID-19 lockdown has been published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
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COVID-19 response must include vulnerable communities
Professor Mike Toole warns a failure to address the needs of vulnerable communities risks undermining efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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New clues to malaria vaccine potency
Burnet researchers have identified new ways to potentially enhance the effectiveness of malaria vaccine, RTS,S.
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