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

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)

Special issue

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.

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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.

research article

Conversations about sex need multi-level approaches

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.

SAFEZT publications
The abortion pill Cytotec or Misoprostol

First two articles in the SAFEZT thematic series:

"Abortion politics and practices in a comparative perspective: experiences from Eastern and Southern Africa", published in International Journal for Equity in Health.

Critical perspectives on health and disease

Critical perspectives on health and disease

Would you like to be able to view medical and health research in a broader perspective?

Contact: Leader of the research group Professor Karen Marie Moland