Centre for International Health

Monthly Nordic Global Health Talks - 4 May 2023

The Nordic universities arranges monthly webinar series about Global Health. It began 6 Jan. 2021. The webinar series are hosted at University of Copenhagen.

Poster for Nordic global health talks on 4 May. Green background, profile picture of the speaker
Nordic Global Health Talks

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Presenter: Professor Cecilie Svanes, University of Bergen.

Topic: Have we forgotten the fathers? The paternal origin of health and disease

Can targeted interventions in one generation efficiently improve health in multiple generations? Emerging research suggests that health and disease may origin in exposures years before conception, and that the future fathers may be as important as the pregnant mothers for offspring health. Possibly environmental factors or malnutrition – as well as beneficial interventions - could influence not only the person experiencing this exposure/intervention, but also the developing sperm and egg, and thereby the future offspring born from those cells?

Read more here.

About Nordic Global Health Talks

Nordic Global Health Talks is a monthly webinar series about global health from the Nordic universities.The first Thursday of each month at 2 pm (Copenhagen-time), you can tune in online via Zoom and listen to an interesting global health lecture from a Nordic university. It is free and open to everyone interested in knowing more about Nordic global health research, education and collaborative projects.


Learn more from the Nordic Global Health Talks website.

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Nordic Network on Global Health