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MED reports that a UIB-study shows that boys who are obese in pre-puberty have an over two times higher risk of having children with asthma than those who are not.
CIH Associate Professor, Ana Lorena Ruano is leading an open workshop on how to write better scientific articles.
The CISMAC supported SAFEZT project has released a special issue on reproductive health and the politics of abortion in Ethiopia, Zambia, and Tanzania.
A thought-provoking paper by PhD candidate Andrea Melberg and colleagues underlines how the politicisation of global health initiatives affects the ways in which knowledge about important health indicators is produced.
PhD Candidate Marianne Lønnebotn is using data from large, long-term health surveys with information that extends over several generations to study how factors such as being overweight can affect the respiratory health of respondents’ offspring.
The second semi-annual IGS General Assembly for 2019 was held 27 August. The meeting highlighted the changes to the PhD regulations, an update on Alrek (plan is that IGS takes over 10 August 2020!) and Per Bakke, the Dean of the Medical Faculty, presented some of the most important take-home messages from the new UiB Strategy.
Training in nutritional epidemiology increases capacities that are central to the large burden of nutritional problems across the lifespan and the nutritional transition faced by DR Congo.
Centre for International Health (CIH) and the Department of Health Promotion and Development have received funding for a new internship project where master’s students will be able to get scholarships while on internships at partner institutions in Durban, South Africa.
CIH’s new Master programme in Global Health is starting its third year. Including one year of classes and one year of field / thesis / internship, the new programme merges two previous Master programmes, one in International Health and one in Oral Sciences.
CIH PhD candidate, Agnes Langat, is studying ways to combat the current rising trend of Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) in Kenya.
CIH/CISMAC researcher, Joar Svanemyr has published about his work with the RISE project in Zambia. The paper is also presented in the UK edition of the Conversation.
More than 500 scientists and students from the host country Tanzania and elsewhere attended the “7th MUHAS Scientific Conference” 27-28 June 2019.
CISMAC meeting 13-15 June, Bergen – some “take-home” messages
Engjom is first author on the article "Risk of eclampsia or HELLP- syndrome by institution availability and place and delivery – A population – based cohort study". The Marie Spångberg award is established by the Representative Body of the Norwegian Medical Association in connection with the 100 year anniversary in 1993 for Marie Spångberg. The first Norwegian woman to become a doctor.
BCEPS has several Norwegian and international partners
While new funding models are making the future of global health research more uncertain, government leaders around the world are increasingly recognising the importance of using research-based evidence in policy-making – the kind of evidence that CISMAC projects are generating.
CISMAC, one of UiB’s SFFs, is committed to training the next generation of research leaders involved in improving mother- and child-care in low- and middle-income countries. June 2019, the CIH-CISMAC Research School hosted a course in systematic reviews and meta-analyses, as it is important that health care professionals understand what systematic reviews are, and know something about how to... Read more
Professor Cecilie Svanes’ research results went viral, and have been discussed in the British Parliament and in the popular press.

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