The Centre for International Health (CIH) was established in 1988. When the Faculty of Medicine was reorganised in 2010, CIH was merged with the Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care to become the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care.
CIH undertakes research, education and leadership development aimed at improving the health situation in low- and middle income countries. CIH initiates, co-ordinates and conducts research and capacity building in collaboration with partners from other departments and faculties at UiB, as well as other national and international partners. CIH is responsible for the UiB strategic focus area, Global Challenges, and hosts the Secretariats for the Norweigan Forum for Global Health Research and Global Health Norway.
The high standard of the research activity at CIH was recognised in 2013 when it was awarded a Centre of Excellence from the Research Council of Norway, the Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC).
CIH’s main research activities are anchored in Research Clusters and Research Groups in collaboration with other departments. Its teaching and training activities include master programmes, PhD supervision, a research programme for medical students and a prize-winning Global Health Course.
Read more in CIH's Annual Reports.