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Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care

IGS employees outside Kalfarveien 31

Information from IGS:

The Department hosts one of three UiB Priority Areas: Global Challenges

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.

Rector visit
Recotr at IGS

UiB leadership meets with IGS strategic leaders

UiB Rector, Dag Rune Olsen, and Vice-Rector for Global Relations, Anneline Eriksen, met with IGS’ strategic research and education leaders Wednesday 2 October.

MOOC
Tanzanian metal workers

Free online course in Occupational Health starts October 28

Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease. Two thirds of these deaths happen in developing countries. This can be prevented with knowledge and education.

RESEARCH | ASTHMA
Asthma.

Father’s obesity in puberty doubles the risk of asthma in his future children

A UIB-study shows that boys who are obese in pre-puberty have an over two times higher risk of having children with asthma than those who are not.

MIGRATION
Esperanza Diaz portrait.

Released the first international book on migrant health

Esperanza Diaz at IGS has published the first book in history In English on migrant health – a resource for general practitioners.