Centre for International Health


Welcome to the Opening of Global Health Norway

Welcome to the Opening of Global Health Norway - Norwegian Institute for Research, Education and Capacity Building in Global Health

Universitetets Aula

Universitetets Aula

The main aim of this opening conference is to present the importance of the new established network in particular, and to discuss how Global Health Norway can have an impact.

Target group: We invite scientists, students, clinicians, politicians, stakeholders and oth­ers who work with global health issues to attend. Students from other countries who are temporary located in Norway are also welcome.

Register here within 1 December

Global Health Norway, founded in January 2017, is a Norwegian network that will function as a strategic organ for the participating institutions within the field of global health. Global Health Norway will focus on tasks as for instance:

  • Raising the level of interest and competence within global health research and education
  • Providing advice and academic input on global health issues
  • Contributing to highlight the benefits of Norwegian efforts on global health issues for patients and society, globally and in Norway
  • Increasing co-operation between academic institutions, health authorities, health institutions, industry, NGOs and governmental institutions in Norway on topics relevant for global health
  • Stimulating interdisciplinary co-operation on global health issues within education and research


12.00-13.00 Lunch mingling / Registration

13.00-13.40   Official Opening

Rector Dag Rune Olsen, University of Bergen
Professor Nina Langeland, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen
Director Camilla Stoltenberg, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

13.40-14.30  Challenges within Global Health

Chief Executive John-Arne Røttingen, Research Council of Norway
Professor Thorkild Tylleskär, University of Bergen
Chair: Dean Per Bakke, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen

14.30-14.45   Break

14.45-16.00 Examples of ongoing Global Health activities in Norway

•    Norwegian Research School of Global Health, Professor Elisabeth Darj, NTNU.
•    Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Director Sidsel Roalkvam.
•    Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health, Professor Halvor Sommerfelt, CISMAC, University of Bergen.
•    Strategy work on Global Health at Stavanger University Hospital, Dr Øystein Evjen Olsen.
•    Global Health in Tromsø, Erik Eik Anda, University of Tromsø.
•    Massive Open Online Course for developing countries, Professor Bente E. Moen, Centre for International Health, University of Bergen.

Chair: Bjørn Iversen, Norwegian Institute of Public Health 

16.00-16.30 How can Global Health Norway best contribute:

Comments: Røttingen, Tylleskär, Evjen Olsen, Roalkvam 

16.30-17.30 Tapas