Gunnar Aksel Bjune

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Academic interests

  • Global health (emphasis on infectious diseases)
  • Health programs (control of infections, implementation research)
  • Tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases (from molecules to arts)
  • Training of health personnel for research

Courses taught

Background

  • Professor, international health, UiO (1996 to present)
  • Professor, international health, University of Bergen (1992-96)
  • Prosjektleder for utvikling  av vaksine mot meningokokk-B-sjukdom, Folkehelsa (1986-92)
  • Specialist in medical microbiology and immunology
  • Associate Professor in immunology, UiO (1978-80)
  • Researcher, later Scientific Director of Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1973-76, -84-85)
  • Dr.med., UiO, 1980 (Immunology of leprosy)
  • Cand.med., UiO, 1970

Positions held

  • Boards: Several boards and task-forces in WHO (member/leader)
  • UiO’s North-South Council, NUFU/Norad Fellowship Programme (member/leader)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Armauer Hansen Research Institute (member/leader)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, EpiLab, Khartoum, Sudan (member)

Collaboration

Most important ones abroad:

  • National Institute for Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia
  • Amhara Regional State Health Bureau, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • EpiLab, Khartoum, Sudan

 

Tags: Global South

Publications

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  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Norheim, Gunnstein; Namouchi, Amine; Zegeye, Efrem; Kinander, Wibeke; Bekele, Shiferaw; Mannsåker, Turid; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Aseffa, Abraham & Holm-Hansen, Carol J C (2015). Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 7 strains are associated with prolonged patient delay in pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Oral presentation at the World TB Summit to be held in London, UK 24th-26th March/2015.
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Norheim, Gunnstein; Namouchi, Amine; Zegeye, Ephrem Debebe; Kinander, Wibeke; Tonjum, Tone; Mannsåker, Turid; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Holm-Hansen, Carol J C (2015). Lineage 7 Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains are associated with longer patient delay in pulmonary TB patients.
  • Mustafa, Tehmina; Wiker, Harald G; Harboe, Morten & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2014). Mycobacterial antigens disappear from host tissue during latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
  • Shero, Kebede Chimdessa; Legesse, Mengistu; Medhin, Girmay; Belay, Mulugeta; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2014). Re-assessing tuberculin skin test (TST) for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) among African migrants in Western Europe and USA. Journal of Tuberculosis Research.  ISSN 2329-8448.  2(1), s 4- 15 . doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jtr.2014.21002
  • Yimer, Solomon; Holm-Hansen, Carol J C; Storla, Dag Gustav Gundersen & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2014). Tuberculosis management time: an alternative parameter for measuring the tuberculosis infectious pool.
  • Legesse, Mengistu; Mamo, Gezahegne; Ameni, Gobena; Medhin, Girmay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2013). Community-based prevalence of undiagnosed mycobacterial diseases in the Afar Region, north-east Ethiopia. International Journal of mycobacteriology.  ISSN 2212-5531.  2(2), s 94- 102 . doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.imyco.2013.04.001
  • Mamo, Gezahegne; Abebe, Fekadu; Worku, Yalelet; Hussein, Nesredin; Legesse, Mengistu; Tilahun, Getachew; Medhin, Girmay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Ameni, Gobena (2013). Bovine tuberculosis and its associated risk factors in pastoral and agro-pastoral cattle herds of Afar Region. northeast Ethiopia.
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2013). En sammenligning av DOT-behandling i Etiopia og Norge.
  • Vogt, Yngve; Jani-Bølstad, Jagrati & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2012, 14. februar). Manglende tillit til vaksinering i U-land. [Tidsskrift].
  • Arntsen, A.; Sakhi, Amrit Kaur; Kalfoss, Torill; Maleta, Kenneth M.; Blomhoff, Rune; Duttaroy, Asim K. & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2011). Lower plasma levels of selenium and glutathione in smear-positive tuberculosis patients in Malawi. Ethiopian Journal of Health Development.  ISSN 1021-6790.  25(3), s 230- 232
  • Jani-Bølstad, Jagrati; Christie, Vibeke & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2011). Transformasjon av vitenskapelig tanke,arbeids og-vurderingsformer i master utdanning: MPhil i samfunnsmedisin.
  • Larsson, Geir; Shenoy, K.; Røseth, Arne; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Moum, Bjørn (2011). Diagnosis and differentiation of intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn's disease by use of faecal and serum calprotectin. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.  ISSN 1078-0998.  17, s S35- S35
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2011). Patients’ and health professionals’ views and experiences with tuberculosis treatment in Norway among immigrants from Ethiopia. Tropical medicine & international health.  ISSN 1360-2276.  16, s 52- 52
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2011). Tuberculosis - from the patients' perspective.
  • Larsson, Geir; Shenoy, K.T.; Røseth, Arne; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Moum, Bjørn (2010). Evaluation of faecal and serum calprotectin in patients with intestinal tuberculosis. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.  ISSN 0036-5521.  45, s 72- 72
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Frich, Jan C & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2010). Kampen mot tuberkulose . Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  130, s 646- 648
  • Yimer, Solomon & Bjune, Gunnar (2010). Millennium development goal six and the lost indicator for case detection in tuberculosis control: Investigating diagnostic delay and the infectious pool in Ethiopia.
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2009). Diagnostic delay among immigrants with tuberculosis in a low-endemic context.
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2009). Patients' and health professionals views and experiences with tuberculosis treatment in a low-endemic setting: a qualitative study.
  • Ymer, S; Holm-Hansen, C & Bjune, G (2009). Measuring the prevalence of sputum smear-positive tuberculosis in a rural district of Ethiopia: an active case finding.
  • Rahim, Z; Storla, D; Khan, M Shahzada; Mannsåker, Turid; Myrvang, B; Bjune, G; Dahle, UR; Sola, C; van Soolingen, D; Suzuki, Y & van der Zanden, Aldri GM (2008). Prevalence of different phylogenetic clades of Mycobaterium tuberculosis in urban and rural areas Bangladesh. International Journal of Infectious Diseases.  ISSN 1201-9712.  12, s e341 . doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.05.910
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2008). TB - from the patients' perspective: A qualitative study.
  • Wiker, Harald G; Mustafa, Tehmina; Bjune, Gunnar & Harboe, Morten (2008). Estimating the half-life of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection based on the decline of tuberculosis in Norway.

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