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The Centre for Global Health, represented by Osama Ahmed Hassan, was a part of global efforts to tackle increasing challenges of emerging infectious diseases at the World Vaccine Congress Europe held in Barcelona, October 10–12, 2017.
Sovereign Strategy of global health in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, organised an event in Berlin on Friday 28th April 2017, titled “Research for Impact and the G20: How can global health innovation drive sustainable development?” as part of their initiative to support the prioritisation under the G20 Presidency.
New articles in the series "Global Health in the Era of Agenda 2030" are recently published.
The Centre for Global Health of the University of Oslo and the Center for Global Health of the Technical University of Munich were represented by Katharina Klohe at the conference on “Accelerating political support for SDG implementation” that took place in Santiago, Chile, 25th July – 27th July, 2017.
Last week partners from Tanzania, Rwanda, Spain, France, Serbia, Germany and Norway came together to formally kick off the project Non-discriminating access for Digital Inclusion (DigI).
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) is pleased to announce Ernst Kristian Rødland, the new postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Health and Society (HELSAM), affiliated and supported by the CGH. Rødland will conduct research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in migrant populations, and will be an important contributor to the Migrant Health and Social Inequalities signatory area.
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) is pleased to introduce a new seminar series with Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM).
The year 2016 has been one of growth and expansion for the CGH. The strategy of the CGH is to provide a platform for collaboration and a hub for academics and others with activities and interest in Global Health within education and research.
Often used to describe fiscal restraint, austerity implies a form of extreme economic sacrifice. However, in challenging economic environments, this severity is not felt by everyone, as austerity measures are not distributed equally throughout the population and “[their] effects on health are selective, cumulative, intergenerational and unequal.”
The PRIO projects Development Aid, Effectiveness, and Inequalities in Conflict-Affected Societies and Armed Conflict and Maternal Health in sub-Saharan Africa invite submissions for papers to be presented at a workshop at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. The workshop theme is Development aid, effectiveness, maternal health, and inequalities in conflict affected societies.
The relations between e-waste and exposure to toxins in Africa has received little research to date. Ruth Prince is part of AnthroTOX, an new interdisciplinary research group combining natural and social sciences to understand and manage global anthropogenic toxicants.
Disasters have devastating effects, especially in countries with low-income and low political capacity, and countries affected by conflict. In the midst of destruction, can disasters be exploited for the purpose of improving diplomacy and leading toward peace-building activities?
The University of Oslo Festival 2017 brought a variety of events, lectures and concerts life between the 12th and 14th of May. And in true academic spirit, it did not circumvent an enthusiastic discussion about the most pressing and challenging issues that the world is facing today – Globalisation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“There is no way we can achieve the SGDs if we leave a billion people behind” – Kofi Annan
Professor Andrea S. Winkler, the Director of the UiO Centre for Global Health, participated this week at the "Global Partners Meeting on Neglected Tropical Diseases" at WHO HQ in Geneva on April 19, followed by a 3-day NTD Summit organised by Uniting to Combat, to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of the WHO Roadmap targets for NTDs and the signing of the London Declaration.
The 10th Conference on Global Health and Vaccination Research took place on the 14-15 of March, hosted by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
What is a reasonable hope – and what is a fancy fairytale from politicians to their people?
Dr. Tarek Meguid, invited to Oslo by the Centre for Global Health, shared his experiences working as a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
In accordance with the National Health Plan (2017-2022), Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar, is in the process of developing a comprehensive Health Information Strategy. The Ministry has decided that there will be one common national platform for health information in Myanmar, namely DHIS2. The choice of DHIS2 fulfils an aim of the MY-NORTH-project.
The Centre for Global Health was honored to host Dr. Tarek Meguid from the State University of Zanzibar last week. Listen to his message on achieving health for everyone.
Application deadline is March 1, 2017.
The course is composed of two modules: a 5-week e-learning module in May-June and a 1-week on-campus module at the University of Copenhagen in mid-August. Application deadline is 1st April 2016.
In Mangochi in Malawi researchers have mapped local food intake and habits to find simple and accessible nutrition advice for pregnant women. They are now testing how village volunteers can teach women to make small modifications to common dishes. The aim is to improve the intake and uptake of important nutrients during pregnancy, and increase the weight of both the mothers and their babies.
The CYSTINET-Africa group, consisting of members from Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Germany and Norway, got together for a three day workshop in Tanzania last week to kickstart the project.