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Centre for International Health (CIH) and the Department of Health Promotion and Development have received funding for a new internship project where master’s students will be able to get scholarships while on internships at partner institutions in Durban, South Africa.
CIH’s new Master programme in Global Health is starting its third year. Including one year of classes and one year of field / thesis / internship, the new programme merges two previous Master programmes, one in International Health and one in Oral Sciences.
CIH PhD candidate, Agnes Langat, is studying ways to combat the current rising trend of Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) in Kenya.
CIH/CISMAC researcher, Joar Svanemyr has published about his work with the RISE project in Zambia. The paper is also presented in the UK edition of the Conversation.
More than 500 scientists and students from the host country Tanzania and elsewhere attended the “7th MUHAS Scientific Conference” 27-28 June 2019.
Marte Haaland and Joseph Mumba Zulu have published a comment in The Lancet Global Health on abortion, the global GAG rule and the importance of local context.
CISMAC meeting 13-15 June, Bergen – some “take-home” messages
Dr. Mulumebet Zenebe received award for best publication at AAU, Ethiopia.
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Engjom is first author on the article "Risk of eclampsia or HELLP- syndrome by institution availability and place and delivery – A population – based cohort study". The Marie Spångberg award is established by the Representative Body of the Norwegian Medical Association in connection with the 100 year anniversary in 1993 for Marie Spångberg. The first Norwegian woman to become a doctor...
BCEPS has a number of collaborating Norwegian and international partners. Find them here:
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’ research results went viral, and have been discussed in the British Parliament and in the popular press.
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.
Yale professor Heather Allore visited Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine (SEFAS). She is working together with Professor Bettina Husebø on the upcoming SFI-application.
Both breastfeeding and coping with HIV infection are energy demanding. Does combining the two increase the rate of disease progression?
Over 100 participated in Department Day 2019 at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS), 8 May. The goal of these annual events is to inform, inspire and engage those working at IGS, as well as helping to build academic and social bonds across different groups at the Department.

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