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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.
CIH’s new Master programme in Global Health is starting its third year. Including one year of classes and one year of field / thesis / internship, the new programme merges two previous Master programmes, one in International Health and one in Oral Sciences.
CIH PhD candidate, Agnes Langat, is studying ways to combat the current rising trend of Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) in Kenya.
CIH/CISMAC researcher, Joar Svanemyr has published about his work with the RISE project in Zambia. The paper is also presented in the UK edition of the Conversation.
More than 500 scientists and students from the host country Tanzania and elsewhere attended the “7th MUHAS Scientific Conference” 27-28 June 2019.
Marte Haaland and Joseph Mumba Zulu have published a comment in The Lancet Global Health on abortion, the global GAG rule and the importance of local context.
Dr. Mulumebet Zenebe received award for best publication at AAU, Ethiopia.
Professor Cecilie Svanes’ research results went viral, and have been discussed in the British Parliament and in the popular press.
Professor Cecilie Svanes at the Centre for International Health is a specialist in pulmonary and internal medicine. She shared the most recent results from several large studies, which seem to indicate that the pre-adolescent health and behaviour of fathers is a critical window for optimising the health of future generations.
Chr. Michelsen Institute and the University of Bergen have a long-standing agreement to strengthen development-related research in Bergen. We now invite applications for collaboration between our two institutions. Deadline 14 June, 2019.
Both breastfeeding and coping with HIV infection are energy demanding. Does combining the two increase the rate of disease progression?
One of the CIH’s most important resources is the many long-term, stable, productive partnerships Centre researchers have been able to establish with researchers and institutions in Africa and Asia.
Medical research student, Mehma Pannu, says that actually being a researcher gave her an insight into the “other side”. Instead of, as a medical student, taking research results as hard facts, understanding more about the research process has made her more objective.
The University of Bergen has been ranked number 53 across the world in the first THE University Impact Rankings, based on the Sustainable Development Goals, and is the only Norwegian university to be ranked.
Although across Kenya there has been a significant decrease in HIV positivity between 2015 and 2017, there are still some gaps that can be identified through spatial-temporal analyses and modelling. A PhD student from CIH talked about his work with spatial-temporal analyses at the prestigious CROI conference held 4-7 March, 2019 in Seattle.
There is a permanent full-time position (100%) as Professor of Medicine (Global Health) open at the University of Bergen, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, Centre for International Health. If there are no qualified applicants for the Professor position, candidates will also be considered for an Associate Professor position.
The study involves researchers from Norway, England and Uganda. It will investigate how relatively simple measures relating to hand hygiene can help to prevent newborn infections in Uganda.
"Abortion politics and practices in a comparative perspective: experiences from Eastern and Southern Africa", published in International Journal for Equity in Health.

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