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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.
In a Nature Medicine article published today, BCEPS researchers discuss the challenges of developing essential health service packages in resource-constrained settings.
There were over 300 exchange students from Norway in Africa between 2003-2018. A group of Norwegian doctors have now studied how many became infected with Schistosomiasis after being exposed to fresh water.
Springer Nature has published a 3-part interview with BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Sustainable Development Goals.
This workshop was organised by BCEPS student researchers Anand Bhopal, Emily McLean and Sara Soraya Eriksen as part of ‘Day Zero’ at the 2021 Bergen Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Conference.
The PROMISE consortium has published the results of their long-term study showing similar long-term clinical outcomes from early use of two different HIV prophylactic drugs in Nature.
A live debate (in Norwegian) with BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim and UiB colleagues on Saturday 30 January. A link to the live stream recording is available below.
"A new start - together or every state for itself?" (26-27 January) with BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim as a panelist in two separate discussions on a) global vaccine distribution, and b) the impact of COVID-19 on other essential services.
CIH Professor Thorkild Tylleskär’s Nordic Network Global Health talk addressed that while we have been improving survivability in children under 5, it is not enough. He spoke about what we need to focus on now to achieve SDG 3.1.
The activity at CIH, CISMAC and BCEPS is strongly grounded in the SDGs. This year’s conference, 10-12 February, will address: The SDGs after the Crisis
The year of the pandemic! The year of the MOVE! 20.1.2021 Guri Rørtveit, Head of the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS) held a General Assembly where she wrapped up the highlights of 2020.

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