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CIH’s Annual Report gives the Centre a chance to reflect on its activities over the past year. The Centre vision provides a “red thread” through the research, networking, education and publication activity.
PhD Candidate Hanne Keyser Hegdahl’s work studies factors contributing to young women’s sexual and reproductive health behaviour, attitudes, beliefs and risks in a sub-Saharan African setting.
Overnight March 12-13, UiB became a digital university. This meant everything, even the pinnacle of university study – PhD Defences – went online. The transformation is working - thanks to the concerted efforts of many.
The world has experienced several devastating epidemics. One of the worst was the Spanish flu, that ravaged between 1918 and 1920. The epidemic probably killed more people than the First and Second World Wars together.
Det medisinske fakultet har delt ut utdanningspriser, og den gjeveste prisen gikk til Samfunnsfarmasi.
In our annual report we write about ongoing and future research related to the Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine (SEFAS).
'Global Health Priority-Setting: Beyond Cost-Effectiveness' discusses a new framework for priority-setting in global health. A book launch was hosted by the Center for Global Development in Washington DC on 27 February 2020.
In the vulnerable population living in post-conflict northern Uganda there are disproportionate levels of neonatal deaths. Medical doctor and PhD candidate, David Mukunya’s project aimed to find out if there were interventions that could help reduce this number.
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Dr Maharaj K. Bhan, member of CISMAC Executive Committee and a close friend. Dr Bhan died in Delhi on 26 January. He was 72 years old and leaves behind his wife, two children and a large group of researchers and health professionals whom he mentored during his generous life. - Josè Martines, Ingvild Fossgård Sandøy, Ane Straume and... Read more
Faustin Kitetele Ndolumingo’s PhD is about improving the quality of life for children living with HIV. The CIH PhD candidate is based at the Kalembe Lembe Paediatric Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Summarising 2019 and looking ahead to 2020 at IGS
PhD Candidate, Lelisa Fekadu Assebe, is studying evidence-based, cost-effective policy-making and priority setting of public health interventions in Ethiopia that are addressing three major global health threats: malaria, HIV, and TB.
Quote from Geir Gunnlaugsson’s First Opponent’s presentation during the Defence of CIH’s PhD Candidate, Justin Bruno Tongun.
The Global Mental Health research group (GMHRG) at CIH is embarking on a collaboration with researchers from Bhutan. Together they were responsible for 2 presentations at the 5th International Conference on Medical & Health Sciences 2019.
William Howlett, a visiting researcher at CIH/IGS, has been awarded one of the 2019 Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad.

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