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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.
The collaboration between Makerere University and UiB was initiated by Endre Lillethun. It first focused on restoring Physics teaching and training at the University, and quickly expanded to include Chemistry, Biology and Science Education. Over 30 years, it has grown to include many other subject areas.
A delegation from the University of Bergen (UiB), travelled to Makerere University (Mak) in Kampala, Uganda, to celebrate 30 years of inter-institutional collaboration.
Digital health information systems can make health indicators more accessible. Mahima Venkateswaran emphasizes the importance of understanding this type of data to assess quality in health service.
The Cambodian – Norwegian collaborating team presented research results at the 10th Congress of the Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions
Getachew Teshome is combining a leadership position at the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health and taking a PhD in evidence-based, cost-effective health priority setting at UiB.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, BSRS 2020 was organised as a virtual research school. 
A team of CISMAC researchers has published the results of CISMAC’s first and largest randomized control trial in The Lancet.
UiB Rector, Dag Rune Olsen, and Vice-Rector for Global Relations, Anneline Eriksen, met with IGS’ strategic research and education leaders Wednesday 2 October.

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