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          Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health

CISMAC Annual Report
Annual report CISMAC 2020

CISMAC Annual Report 2020 is out

With the pandemic hitting the world in March 2020, we have put a rather different and challenging year behind us, but with our dedicated staff working relentlessly, CISMAC’s activities have powered through.

Publication prize
leadership group for clinical trial

Congratulations Thorkild Tylleskär

The CIH Professor’s recent New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article was awarded the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care’s Publication of the Year for 2020. Two of Tylleskär’s PhD Candidates, Nicolas Pejovic and Susanna Myrnerts Höök, shared first author in the article.

new publication
alcohol abuse

Identifying an issue that should be addressed early

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.

webinar
Faridabad India

Epidemiologic considerations around a case-control study of oxytocin (mis?)use and baby survival.

A team of researchers from CISMAC (see side bar) have been involved in a nested, case-control study. The study is a good example of researcher curiosity in action.

Lancet publication
high tech neonatal unit

Increasing low birth-weight baby survival with community-initiated Kangaroo Mother Care

A team of CISMAC researchers has published the results of CISMAC’s first and largest randomized control trial in The Lancet.

An international consortium
CISMAC is a consortium of Centre for International Health at the University of Bergen, and research institutions in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia. The consortium also includes Chr. Michelsens Institute, Innlandet Hospital Trust, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the World Health Organization. CISMAC receives core funding from the Research Council of Norway and the University of Bergen