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Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care

The Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS) undertakes research and research training in a wide spectrum of disciplines including: physiotherapy, occupational medicine, epidemiology, social pharmacy, genetic counselling, statistics, nursing, ethics and general practise. The Department also hosts several Centres: the Centre for International Health (CIH), the Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine (SEFAS), the Centre for Inter-professional Work-Place Learning in Primary Care (TVEPS) and a Centre of Excellence, the Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC). Researchers at IGS are organised in 14 research groups.

We offer Master, professional, PhD, researcher-training and continuing education programmes.

More information about applying for Master programmes.  Contact studie@igs.uib.no for more info.

IGS 2016

IGS by the numbers

… from the open meeting 11.1.17

Global Health Research

Research Leaders Warn Against Cuts in Global Health Research

Professor and Director of the Centre for International Health, Bente Elisabeth Moen, and Arvid Hallén, Director General of the Research Council of Norway (RCN), both express deep concerns about the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation’s (NORAD’s) recent recommendation of cuts to the Global...

New Guidelines

Improving feeding practices among mothers with HIV

New WHO guideline published with updates on HIV and infant feeding.

RESEARCH | MEDICINE

Health anxiety increases risk of heart attack

Hypochondriacs have 70 per cent higher risk of heart disease, shows a study from the University of Bergen.

save the date - 2017

2017 EADI Conference at UiB

"Globalisation at the Crossroads: Rethinking Inequalities and Boundaries"