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Centre for International Health at the University if Bergen is host for the 12th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH).
Head of Department, Guri Rørtveit, held the second 2021 biannual General Meeting for all at IGS to kick off a new Academic Year.
BCEPS is one of seven applicants from the University of Bergen to reach the final round of the Research Council of Norway's Centre of Excellence (SFF) initiative with its BCEPS+ proposal.
Mahdi Fallah started his position as professor in epidemiology at IGS in May 2021. Fallah is a physician and has received his PhD in cancer epidemiology from the University of Tampere (Finland) in 2007.
The first joint article from the Pandemic Centre as a unit has now been published in Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.
Congratulations to BCEPS PhD candidates Lelisa Fekadu and Getachew Teshome on successfully defending their doctoral theses this spring.
BCEPS has published recordings of its inaugural seminar series on Climate Change and Priority Setting in Health.
With the pandemic hitting the world in March 2020, we have put a rather different and challenging year behind us, but with our dedicated staff working relentlessly, CISMAC’s activities have powered through.
Professor Cecilie Svanes and Associate Professor Ane Johannessen from the Centre for International Health (CIH) recently published results showing how smoking in early puberty in boys may have negative consequences for their future generations of offspring.
The CIH Professor’s recent New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article was awarded the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care’s Publication of the Year for 2020. Two of Tylleskär’s PhD Candidates, Nicolas Pejovic and Susanna Myrnerts Höök, shared first author in the article.
Four of the five most popular master programmes among international applicants directly tackle global challenges. 
Professor Bettina Husebø at SEFAS is one of several editors in a new journal aiming to promote research on pain among people with dementia.
BCEPS collaborator Jesse B. Bump of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is lead author of two important articles, published as part of BMJ's Covid-19 collection, The Road to Equity and Solidarity.
This book is a collection of articles by anthropologists and social scientists concerned with gendered labour, care, intimacy and sexuality, in relation to mobility and the hardening of borders in Europe.
During Spring 2021, BCEPS will be organising an online seminar series on the intersection of climate change and priority setting in health (seminar dates 14 April, 28 April, 12 May).
Two of Professor Engebretsen’s students recently published articles.
Globally TB day is commemorated every year on March 24, the anniversary of the date when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB, in 1882.

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