We aim to build competencies in global mental through research and training. Our focus is the Sustainable Development Goals SDG 3.4 and 3.5 focusing on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing throughout the life span. Our interests are in line with several global and national strategies. The current strategy from the Ministry of Foreign affairs and Ministry of Health and Care services has now embraced global health in their strategy: “Bedre helse, bedre liv” 2020-2024 (Eng. Better health, better lives). Norway's International Development Strategy on Combating Non-Communicable Diseases includes mental health. The WHO Mental health action plan 2013–2020 has been extended to 2030. One of the four objectives of the action plan is to strengthen information systems, evidence and research for mental health.
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