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Centre for International Health

CIH’s research, teaching and capacity building in global health will contribute to improved health in the poorer countries of the world.

CIH collaborates with partners at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care and the Faculty of Medicine as well as across Departments and Faculties at the University of Bergen (UiB), and at many other national and international institutions. CIH is responsible for Global Challenges, one of three of UiB's cross-Faculty strategic focus areas. 

CIH hosts the Secretariats for the Norwegian Global Health Forum and the Global Health Norway. It also hosts a Centre of Excellence, the Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC).

CIH has temporarily moved to Jekteviksbakken 31.

RESEARCH | MEDICINE

Household cleaning can be as bad as smoking for lung function

Cleaners who have regularly used cleaning sprays over 20 years were found to have reduced lung function equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day over the same period, a UiB-study shows.

Summer courses

The University of Copenhagen offers ten popular cross-disciplinary summer courses in global health

All courses are in July and August 2018. The application deadline is April 1.

Funding

Funds for cooperation projects in Global Challenges

Strategy area for Global Challenges has allocated funds to promote scientific interfaculty cooperation in 2018.

Field Research

Midwifery in Rural Afghanistan

Two researchers from Bergen were involved in a project evaluating women´s perception, utilization and experience of a professional midwifery service in rural Afghanistan in the time around childbirth.

Erasmus Plus

Virtual Mobility

The University of Bergen, Centre for International Health and two other partners in the educational network TropEd have been collaborating since 2016 to create an Erasmus plus project in Global Health Education that involves students being virtually mobile instead of physically so.