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          Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health

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.

Research results
Indian woman and baby

Meaning to do good, but …

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...

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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.

PhD dissertation
Candidat Mahima Venkateswaran and the committee.

Mahima Venkateswaran: Health information about pregnant women on the West Bank, Palestine

Digital health information systems can make health indicators more accessible. Mahima Venkateswaran emphasizes the importance of understanding this type of data to assess quality in health service.

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