News archive for CISMAC

CISMAC meeting 13-15 June, Bergen – some “take-home” messages
While new funding models are making the future of global health research more uncertain, government leaders around the world are increasingly recognising the importance of using research-based evidence in policy-making – the kind of evidence that CISMAC projects are generating.
CISMAC, one of UiB’s SFFs, is committed to training the next generation of research leaders involved in improving mother- and child-care in low- and middle-income countries. An important skill for health care professionals is to understand what systematic reviews are, and how to implement them in practice.
Professor Cecilie Svanes at the Centre for International Health is a specialist in pulmonary and internal medicine. She shared the most recent results from several large studies, which seem to indicate that the pre-adolescent health and behaviour of fathers is a critical window for optimising the health of future generations.
June 2019 CISMAC will be offering a course on systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
CISMAC initiates a call for short-term collaboration projects between CISMAC researchers for analysis and publication of existing data.
Some reflections and suggestions based on experiences gleaned from work in rural Pakistan.
The eRegistry research project in Palestine is led by Frederik Frøen, a researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), in collaboration with the Palestinian National Institute of Public Health, World Health Organization and the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
CISMAC will continue as a Centre of Excellence for another 5 years!
The latest English language UiB Magazine is now published with input from IGS, CIH and CISMAC!
Stan Lemeshow, Professor of Biostatistics at the College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus in the US held a CISMAC-supported course in “Logistic Regression” in our partner institution, Innlandet Hospital Trust 12 - 16 March 2018.
In this year's annual report you can read about the large portfolio of CISMAC's research studies as well as other approaches to produce valuable research findings.
On 11 March 2018 a satellite meeting was held to explore opportunities and mechanisms to foster and strengthen linkages between CISMAC partner scientists. 18 participant from 9 partner institutions in India, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, Zambia and Norway participated.
CISMAC publishes its trial protocols, preferably in open access journals, enabling readers of our upcoming research papers to verify that plans and procedures are adhered to, that our findings are faithful to our research protocols.
CISMAC project in Zambia to be presented at the Christie Conference in Bergen
In 2015, it was estimated that 1 of 10 Ugandan children do not live beyond their fifth birthday and in total, 39,000 new-born die every year.
CISMAC co-organised a symposium on how to incorporate concerns to health equity into randomized control trials (RCTs)
Reflections on the unintended consequences of the promotion of institutional pregnancy and birth care