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Global health anthropology

Film-still from 'Love Complication' SAFEZT-project

What we do

Conduct research on the socio-cultural and political context of health and healthcare

Investigate normative messages and policies and their dynamics in healthcare programmes

Study inequalities in health related to gender and power with relevance to women's sexual and reproductive rights

Carry out our empirical research in collaboration with partner institutions in the South and in the North

Research group meetings Spring Semester 2020

SAFEZT: An interdisciplinary research project on fertility control and safe abortion in Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania (Norwegian Research Council/NORGLOBAL, 2016-2019)

RISE: Formative qualitative research linked to a cluster randomised controlled trial aimed to increase age at first delivery in Zambia (Norwegian Research Council/GLOBVAC, 2015-2020)

publication prize
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Andrea Melberg won IGS’s Publication Prize for 2019

Five publications were nominated for the Department’s annual award.

RESEARCH DOCUMENTARY
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Dialogues about abortion

This research documentary from North-Ethiopia, shows how the existence of competing discourses on abortion gives people the possibility to navigate in a culturally and religiously informed terrain, says social anthropologist and filmmaker Thera Mjaaland.

research project
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The politics of abortion

Astrid Blystad reports on the completion of a 2-year project dealing with the politics of abortion in Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania in a featured collection in International Journal for Equity in Health.

Special issue
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The Politics of Abortion

The CISMAC supported SAFEZT project has released a special issue on reproductive health and the politics of abortion in Ethiopia, Zambia, and Tanzania.

Comment
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On abortion, the global GAG rule and local context

Marte Haaland and Joseph Mumba Zulu have published a comment in The Lancet Global Health on abortion, the global GAG rule and the importance of local context.

Contact: Leader of the research group Professor Karen Marie Moland