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Global Health Research Group

Research group in Global Health.


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Vision: Better health in the underprivileged populations in low-income countries

Goals: To be a spearhead and provide a meeting point for health research and researcher training that is particularly relevant for underprivileged populations in low-income countries.

- Perform global health research
- Develop research projects and applications in global health
- Recruit PhD candidates and post-doctoral candidates for research in global health
- Arrange monthly research group meetings using webinars in co-operation with partner researchers/institutions in low-income countries. A particular focus will be on highlighting and reading recent scientific articles
- Be responsible for monthly scientific presentations in scientific staff meetings on campus at Centre for International health, with online participation of PhD candidates in the field and from collaborating partners in low-income countries
- Inspire colleagues in health research in Norway to develop projects in global health

Research Projects

BabyGel - A cluster randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of household alcohol-based handrub for the prevention of sepsis, diarrhoea and pneumonia in Ugandan infants

iCARTA - Institutionalisation of Advanced Research Training in Africa with CARTA, the Consortium of Advanced Research Training in Africa

DATURA - Determination of Adequate TUberculosis Regimen in Adults and adolescents hospitalised with HIV-associated severe immune suppression

PROMISE EPI  Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1: programme evaluation and innovative rescue intervention integrated in the Expanded Programme of Immunization

PedMAb – seeking innovative ways to protect children from getting HIV from their mothers 

REBOA PPH trial – Randomized Clinical Trial Assessing the usefulness of aorta ballon in postpartum haemorrhage



Bernt Lindtjørn: South Ethiopia Network of Universities in Public Health II (SENUPH II)

Anne Hatløy: GROWNUT-2

Thorkild Tylleskar: iCARTA – Institutionalisation of Advanced Research Training in Africa

Ana Lorena Ruano: Strengthening Agency & Learning across Health Systems in the Americas

Bente Elisabeth Moen: SAFEWORKERS – Safe Work Conditions by Innovative Research and Education


Completed projects - Archive of recently completed project

Face-Mask Randomized Phase III Clinical Trial Assessing a Supraglottic Device versus Face-Mask Ventilation in Neonatal Resuscitation in Africa

SURVIVAL PLUSS Increasing capacity for Mama-baby survival in post-conflict Uganda and South Suda

PhD Candidates




Graduated PhD candidates

Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC)

Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC)

CISMAC was established in 2013 to pursue a vision of equitable improvements in maternal, newborn and child health and  development in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Our project portfolio can be found here: https://www.uib.no/en/cismac/117083/research-cismac

Webinar series - CIH-CISMAC research school

The CIH-CISMAC Research School holds monthly webinars for researchers where junior and senior scientists discuss topics of their interest.