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The Research Council of Norway (RCN) visited Ethiopia, one of its prioritized focus countries for Norwegian development cooperation, to see 6 of its Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) projects first-hand.
In early October the Research Group for Global Mental Health at CIH attended the 15th Congress of the International Federation for Psychiatric Epidemiology and hosted one of the symposia.
The United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDG) were officially launched Friday 25 September 2015. Never before have so many peoples and countries agreed about something.
Should the 2006 recommended WHO Child Growth Standards be the global reference?
A timely diagnosis of TB can save lives – not only for the person with TB, but also by limiting further spreading of the disease.
Read about new doctors, degrees, projects and other activities at Centre for International Health in 2014 in our annual report.
To improve the cooperation between staff at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care who are situated both in Kalfarveien 31 and in Overlege Danielsens Hus, this film was made in spring 2015.
Being better able to identify the most seriously ill infants is of great importance in terms of being best able to prioritise health resources, particularly is developing countries where such resources are limited. Two researchers from the Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC) were part of a study that has identified predictors of recovery time in infants with... Read more
The study will examine links between adolescent pregnancies and different approaches to empower adolescent girls in Zambia.
PhD Candidate Phyllis Awor is part of a research group working on improving quality of care at drug shops in Uganda.
The University of Bergen’s (UiB’s) Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) 2015 is being held 15-27 June. The faculty team leading this summer’s programme are largely based at UiB’s Centre for International Health (CIH).
Professor emeritus at the Centre for International Health, Gunnar Kvåle, says that climate change will lead to larger health problems than tobacco.
Videos, pictures and presentations from all key notes and symposia speakers are now available on the GLOBVAC conference website.
Friday May 8, the Minster for Higher Education and Universities in DR Congo, Dr Théophile Mbemba Fundu, invited to an awareness-raising of GROWNUT.
About 6.9 million children younger than 5 years die every year worldwide; 43% of these deaths occur within the first 4 weeks of life; the neonatal period. India is one of the countries that is worst off - a quarter of all neonatal deaths in the world occur in India alone.
“I remember the feeling I had when I first heard about Ebola. We didn't know what it was, but the fear crept up on us. Then my colleagues began to die,” says Samuel Okware, a recent PhD graduate at the University of Bergen.
According to an international panel of experts, the development-related research and education at the University of Bergen is of an excellent international standard.
A new ground-breaking textbook switches focus from the individual’s health perspective to the community’s participation in health management and promotion. CIH Professor is contributing to the book.