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Kenneth Rothman, Vera Ehrenstein og Matthew Fox visited CISMAC as guest lecturers.
Bergsveinn Birgisson, Hans Petter Graver, Sverker Sörlin, Britta Marakatt-Labba, Fiamma Straneo, Elena Plante, Achille Mbembe and Rajiv Bahl are to receive this prestigious award from the University of Bergen.
For over 2 years, the Centre for International Health (CIH) and the University of Bergen (UiB) have been preparing to host the 12th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH2021).
We are happy to announce that this fall BCEPS in collaboration with the CIH/CISMAC research school can offer a brand new course on quantitative methods for studying equity and poverty impact in health. This course is available to PHD students, (Interested Postdocs and senior researchers can also be eligible.) The course is full time from 15.11.21 – 19.11.21 (2 ECTs)
Centre for International Health at the University if Bergen is host for the 12th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH).
This course gives a comprehensive introduction to implementation science in global health. The course takes a holistic approach to implementation science with a particular focus on global health challenges in low- and middle-income countries.
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.
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.
The various Nordic universities involved in Global Health will take turns hosting and talking - check out the programme!
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.
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.
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).
In Zambia, COVID-19 testing capability was established in February 2020 with US and Japanese assistance. The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported on 18 March 2020.
In India, the first COVID-19 case was reported on January 30, 2020. As of June 21, 2020, ~425 000 COVID-19 cases had been reported with 13 700 deaths across the country.
CISMAC has prepared its Annual Report for 2019. Highlighting the year’s activity at the Centre for Research Excellence, the report also begins to consider future directions for the Centre, after the end of the 10-year funding period.
Halvor Sommerfelt and Cecilie Svanes have been awarded the Faculty of Medicine’s Publication and Communications Prizes, respectively, for 2019.
PhD Candidate Hanne Keyser Hegdahl’s work studies factors contributing to young women’s sexual and reproductive health behaviour, attitudes, beliefs and risks in a sub-Saharan African setting.
Overnight March 12-13, UiB became a digital university. This meant everything, even the pinnacle of university study – PhD Defences – went online. The transformation is working - thanks to the concerted efforts of many.

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