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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.
Hawassa University in Ethiopia and the Centre for International Health (CIH) at the University of Bergen (UiB) have had a long-lasting, productive scientific co-operation in Global Health. In 2015, the two universities developed a joint PhD degree programme.
The Research Council of Norway has awarded NOK 12 million to a 5-year project on "Equity and financial household impact in randomised controlled trials, implementation research and cohort studies in India" (EQUIFINANCE).
Congratulations to BCEPS PhD fellow Anand Bhopal and research track students Emily McLean and Sara Soraya Eriksen on receiving project funding from the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET).
The various Nordic universities involved in Global Health will take turns hosting and talking - check out the programme!
In a Nature Medicine Comment published on 18 December 2020, BCEPS researchers and international colleagues highlight the importance of open and inclusive decision-making in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This virtual event was a four-part symposium and seminar series over two days (4 & 9 December 2020). Links to recordings from both days are available below.
BCEPS PhD candidates Anand Bhopal, Emily McLean and Sara Eriksen highlight why the Norwegian health system needs to urgently reduce its carbon emissions.
BCEPS deputy director Ingrid Miljeteig participated as a panelist in this interesting discussion organised by "Filosofisk poliklinikk" on 2 December 2020.
Bjarne Robberstad was part of an international team of researchers who undertook a large randomly controlled trial (RCT) in Kenya and Uganda. The results are now published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
CIH researchers Susanna Myrnerts Höök, Nicolas Pejovic and Thorkild Tylleskär have conducted a large, randomized trial to test re-purposing a tool for neonatal resuscitation. The tool, the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is relatively easy to use, which is an important factor in low resource settings.
BCEPS researcher Kjell Arne Johansson participated in an international panel discussion hosted by the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies on 11 November 2020.
Julia Regina Brandenberger successfully defended her thesis, entitled “Asylum-seeking children at a Swiss tertiary hospital”, 11 November 2020. She is a Doctor Philosophiae (Dr. philos) Candidate from both the Centre for International Health (CIH) at the University of Bergen (UiB) and the University Children’s Hospital Basel.

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