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The various Nordic universities involved in Global Health will take turns hosting and talking - check out the programme!
A documentary about the community activism that the independent women’s organization SIAC, together with its sister organization DIAC, has initiated against female genital mutilation (FGM).
Bjarne Robberstad was part of an international team of researchers who undertook a large randomly controlled trial (RCT) in Kenya and Uganda. The results are now published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
CIH researchers Susanna Myrnerts Höök, Nicolas Pejovic and Thorkild Tylleskär have conducted a large, randomized trial to test re-purposing a tool for neonatal resuscitation. The tool, the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is relatively easy to use, which is an important factor in low resource settings.
Julia Regina Brandenberger successfully defended her thesis, entitled “Asylum-seeking children at a Swiss tertiary hospital”, 11 November 2020. She is a Doctor Philosophiae (Dr. philos) Candidate from both the Centre for International Health (CIH) at the University of Bergen (UiB) and the University Children’s Hospital Basel.
How does Covid-19 affect sperm and thus the next generation´s immune system? Researchers from the University of Bergen are collecting sperm to find the answer.
Early initiation of alcohol and other harmful substance use is an important predictor for developing substance use disorders in later life. CIH and CIH-associated researchers have undertaken a study reporting on the existence of childhood alcohol abuse and dependency in Eastern Uganda.
An advert for a new Editor-in-Chief for the SRHM journal is out now.
The special circumstances around 2020 led to the annual PhD conference from the Norwegian Research School of Global Health being first postponed and then transformed to an online conference.
For Master students, being a part of a Research Group can be an important career starting point. It can be an instant networking opportunity, with ripple effects extending through the networks of all the group members. The experience also provides students with support for their research and studies.
CIH PhD Candidate, Christine H. Ødegaard, was part of a team of researchers who recently published results about how mental health recovery was facilitated when patients were given options of different therapies and provided with education about the benefits, drawbacks, and evidence for the available treatments.
Thorkild Tylleskär, the UiB co-ordinator of the UiB-Makerere collaboration, shared the sad news of the terrible fire that happened 19 September 2020.
What if it was up to you to restore the health system to a war-ravaged country that has finally achieved peace? How would you prioritise and allocate resources within a limited budget? What infrastructures would you build and where? What programmes would you implement?
CIH and Makerere University report the sad news that PhD-candidate Dr Michael Balikuddembe has passed on.
The Centre for Health Research and Development at the Society for Applied Studies in New Delhi undertook a large randomized controlled trial in India together with CISMAC researchers and the Haryana government to estimate the effect of the Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses strategy (IMNCI).
The PhD project of PhD Candidate, Fatemeh Chalabianloo, aims to address knowledge gaps in today’s methadone maintenance treatment. Her work will evaluate several different potentially influencing factors and will contribute to informing better clinical outcomes in the future.

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