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How does Covid-19 affect sperm and thus the next generation´s immune system? Researchers from the University of Bergen are collecting sperm to find the answer.
This interview is part of a ZEIT ONLINE series of interviews where leading researchers are asked about their concerns in the current crisis. According to Norheim, "The question should be: Where can the most lives be saved?"
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.
BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim is one of a group of six experts appointed to an expert committee that will provide advice on who should receive prioritised access to a corona vaccine in Norway.
Researchers and affiliated researchers from BCEPS have contributed as editors and chapter authors to the recently published Oxford University Press handbook of "Distributional Cost-Effectiveness Analysis".
An advert for a new Editor-in-Chief for the SRHM journal is out now.
BCEPS researchers contribute to BMJ Global Health paper on protecting essential health services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Migration is a global phenomenon bringing both global benefits and global challenges.
We now welcome applications for six parallel courses with cross-cutting keynotes and virtual social events. BSRS 2021 will be a fully digital PhD research school.
The special circumstances around 2020 led to the annual PhD conference from the Norwegian Research School of Global Health being first postponed and then transformed to an online conference.
For Master students, being a part of a Research Group can be an important career starting point. It can be an instant networking opportunity, with ripple effects extending through the networks of all the group members. The experience also provides students with support for their research and studies.
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.
Thorkild Tylleskär, the UiB co-ordinator of the UiB-Makerere collaboration, shared the sad news of the terrible fire that happened 19 September 2020.
What if it was up to you to restore the health system to a war-ravaged country that has finally achieved peace? How would you prioritise and allocate resources within a limited budget? What infrastructures would you build and where? What programmes would you implement?
CIH and Makerere University report the sad news that PhD-candidate Dr Michael Balikuddembe has passed on.
In contrast to WHO´s and other experts´ advice, the worst-off countries should be prioritised when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine allocation, according to Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim at the University of Bergen.
Partners In Health founder Paul Farmer was an inspiring virtual visitor at last week's annual seminar of the Section for Ethics and Health Economics (Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care).
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).

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