Global health anthropology


Constitute an excellent qualitative research environment within global public health grounded in social anthropology and the medical humanities


  • Strengthen the quality and applicability of critical qualitative research for global health policy and practice with emphasis on reproductive health
  • Strengthen the use of social sciences theory and methods in the analysis of global health problems primarily in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Strengthen the visibility of and recruitment to qualitative global health research within and beyond the UiB research environment

    What are we doing?

    • We conduct social science research on the socio-cultural and political  context of health seeking and health care provision

    • We investigate normative messages of global,    national and local policies and their dynamics in health care programmes

    • We study inequalities in health related to gender   and power with relevance for women's sexual and reproductive rights

    • We conduct empirical research in collaboration with our partner institutions primarily in Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania  


    Women's right to abortion is a continuous struggle

    Kronikk av Thera Mjaaland, Karen Marie Moland og Agnete Strøm i BT 20. februar 2017


    Trumping women's reproductive rights

    'Global gag rule' reinstated by Trump threatens girls' and women's access to reproductive health services including safe abortion

    Annual report

    Annual Report 2016 for the Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health

    Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health (CORTH) based at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex is one of Research Group for Global Health Anthropology's partners.

    Contact: Leader of the research group Professor Karen Marie Moland

    Currently we are involved in the following externally funded projects:

    SAFEZT: An interdisciplinary research project on fertility control and safe abortion in Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania (Norwegian Research Council/NORGLOBAL, 2016-2019)

    RISE: Formative qualitative research linked to a cluster randomized controlled trial aimed to increase age at first delivery, Zambia (Norwegian Research Council/GLOBVAC, 2015-2020)