Global health anthropology

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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)

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Let's talk a little about abortion

While Norway has marked the 40 year anniversary for the Abortion Law and we read news about the referendum in Ireland on the question of women's right to arbortion, anthropologist Marte Haaland is doing her fieldwork on abortion in Zambia.

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Sep 28

- Access to safe abortion - rights, values and justice

Conference on September 28, 2018 The International Safe Abortion Day and the 40th Anniversary of the Norwegian Abortion Law

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New publication
Front page Global Public Health Journal

Behind the scenes: International NGOs’ influence on reproductive health policy in Malawi and South Sudan

Article by Katerini T. Storeng, Jennifer Palmer, Judith Daire and Maren O. Kloster

A Family Health Options Clinic

The paradox of access - abortion law, policy and misoprostol

Commentary by Karen Marie Moland, Haldis Haukanes, Getnet Tadele, Astrid Blystad

Contact: Leader of the research group Professor Karen Marie Moland