Centre for International Health

The Centre for International Health (CIH) is part of the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. However, research and teaching at CIH traverses departments and faculties at the University of Bergen, and in partnerships with other national and international institutions. Annual Report 2015

For over 25 years, CIH has been working to improve health in low-income countries through research, postgraduate teaching as well as advanced training and capacity building.

A Centre of Excellence, the Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC) was awarded to CIH in 2013.


safety warning

Travel restrictions at CIH

For October & November 2016, CIH Leader Bente Moen announces travel restrictions for some African destinations due to safety concerns:

Online course

Free online course on work and health

Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease. Two thirds of these deaths happen in developing countries. This can be prevented with knowledge and education.

Capacity building

Successful capacity building in Zambia – a new School of Public Health

Since the mid-nineties, professor Knut Fylkesnes at Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, has performed research and capacity building in Zambia.


Smoking fathers increase asthma-risk in future offspring.

A Norwegian study shows that asthma is three times more common in those who had a fAnchorather who smoked in adolescence than offspring who didn’t.

RESEARCH | Global health

More knowledge will reduce teenage pregnancies

Ingvild Sandøy has been given NOK 25 million from the Research Council of Norway to prevent teenage pregnancies in Zambia.