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

CIH is situated in Overlege Danielsens House, Årstadveien 21.

CIH information blog for CIH staff.

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

Lancet publication
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Increasing low birth-weight baby survival with community-initiated Kangaroo Mother Care

A team of CISMAC researchers has published the results of CISMAC’s first and largest randomized control trial in The Lancet.

research child health
asthma medicine

Father’s obesity in puberty increases the risk of asthma in his future offspring

MED reports that a UIB-study shows that boys who are obese in pre-puberty have an over two times higher risk of having children with asthma than those who are not.

Special issue
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The Politics of Abortion

The CISMAC supported SAFEZT project has released a special issue on reproductive health and the politics of abortion in Ethiopia, Zambia, and Tanzania.

Research article
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Why is it so difficult to report maternal deaths?

A thought-provoking paper by PhD candidate Andrea Melberg and colleagues underlines how the politicisation of global health initiatives affects the ways in which knowledge about important health indicators is produced.

new internship project
University of KwaZulu-Natal

New Master Internship Possibilities

Centre for International Health (CIH) and the Department of Health Promotion and Development have received funding for a new internship project where master’s students will be able to get scholarships while on internships at partner institutions in Durban, South Africa.