Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care

IGS employees outside Kalfarveien 31

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

Scott Drimie from Stellenbosch University and Marguerite Daniel from the University of Bergen after presenting their research project at University of Western Cape on Thursday 1 November 2018.

On climate change and child health

How does climate change impact on child health? That is the subject of a research collaboration between Stellenbosch University and the University of Bergen.

Pregnant woman

Duration of pregnancy decisive for breast cancer risk

Each child born before a woman is 28 years old reduces her risk of breast cancer by 8 per cent. The protection starts in week 34 when the breasts are given signals to begin producing milk.

Tanzanian metal workers

Free online course in Occupational Health Oct. 2018

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.

Beating the DRUM event with Global Financing Facility in Oslo November 5

Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim leading discussion at international GFF event

The international event "Beating the DRUM" co-hosted by Norwegian government focused on domestic resource use and mobilization for accelerating progress towards SDG3. It featured roundtable discussions about increasing public-sector revenue to improve health in an efficient and equitable...

Research Prize
Ane Johannessen ERS Prize

Air Pollution Linked to Sick Leave Even 2 Decades Later

Ane Johannessen, a researcher at CIH, has been awarded the ERS Best Abstract Grant for Health Lungs for Life.