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Participants at the meeting
Published Mar. 6, 2017 10:24 AM

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.

Demonstrating the food intake in Malawi
Published Feb. 22, 2017 2:45 PM

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.

Illustration photo of patient with nurse.
Published Jan. 20, 2017 4:00 AM

A collaboration between the MAGIC non-profit research and innovation programme and the British Medical Journal will enable updated treatment guidelines to reach healthcare professionals more quickly.

News from CNN
Published Jan. 11, 2017 4:16 PM

A paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine this week has hit the international headlines as it shows that 1 out of 3 breast cancer patients are treated unnecessarily. Chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society says it's time to rethink mammography.

Portrait
Published Oct. 5, 2016 11:08 AM

Does everyone deserve the world’s highest quality health tests and treatments? Is it ever ethical to provide people with less effective or more toxic care? Dr. Emanuel defends the controversial position that it can be ethical to provide less effective or more toxic treatments.

A child getting polio drops
Published Aug. 15, 2016 11:56 AM

The story of global polio eradication is considered the blue ribbon case for vaccine effectiveness and public health success. However, although polio is a distant memory in most of the world, it still exists in some places, causing paralysis and death in small children.

ebola
Published Aug. 11, 2016 10:16 AM

Trygve Ottersen, Steven Hoffman, and Gaëlle Groux recently published an article in the American Journal of Law & Medicine entitled “Ebola Again Shows the International Health Regulations are Broken: What Can Be Done Differently for the Next Time?”

mosquitos
Published Aug. 4, 2016 3:39 PM

With the upcoming Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, thousands of tourists and hundreds of the world’s elite athletes are predicted to swamp Brazil’s second most populous city and also the hot zone for the Zika virus epidemic. So what should we really be concerned about when it comes to this tropical disease? And what can we learn from this recent epidemic?

Nina Jullum Kise performing knee surgery
Published July 21, 2016 9:00 AM

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society.

Portrait
Published May 9, 2016 10:16 AM

New guidelines for sharing of research data will entail consequences for all those wishing to publish articles in the world’s most prestigious journals. Mette Kalager and her colleagues argue in favour of a system of credits for data sharing that can safeguard the interests of researchers.

Portrait
Published Mar. 11, 2016 12:01 PM

Elleke Landeweer is working in Norway on a two-year research project in medical ethics. The funding was sourced through Scientia Fellows.

Published Mar. 8, 2016 1:21 PM

On March 3rd, the Department of Health Management and Health Economics hosted a seminar entitled ‘Cervical cancer in Norway and Sweden: Current affairs in prevention efforts’. There were more than 40 participants from Norway and Sweden, and speakers from Karolinska Institutet, Harvard University, the Cancer Registry of Norway, and the University of Oslo.

Illustration of patient and doctors using an ipad
Published Jan. 21, 2016 2:34 PM

Researchers at the institute are developing an app that can help spread new and credible knowledge.

Publication
Published Dec. 4, 2015 3:13 PM

The EuroHOPE projecet findings indicate that there is much room for improvement in health care performance and stress the importance of international benchmarking of regions and hospitals.

elbow
Published Sep. 21, 2015 3:42 PM

What is the best treatment for acute tennis elbow? Physiotherapy? Cortisone? A combination? Or might you just as well forego treatment?

Life scientist researching in laboratory
Published Aug. 12, 2015 9:41 AM

Studies show the success of the first effective vaccine against Ebola. This means that the outbreak in Guinea can be brought to an end in a couple of months.

Published Jan. 26, 2015 1:23 PM

Pain and chronic fatigue frequently go hand in hand. In such cases it does not help to ask patients to put on their training shoes and start exercising, according to recent research on Sjögren’s syndrome.

Published Dec. 22, 2014 12:43 PM

Is your health ruled by wind, bile or phlegm? Immersive work of Theresia Hofer explores Tibetan medicine in a new and exciting way.

Published May 22, 2014 9:15 AM

Professor John-Arne Røttingen has chaired a Chatham House working group on global health financing. They recommand that all countries should invest at least 5% of GDP on health and that high income countries should also provide support to countries with inadequate capacity.

Published Feb. 14, 2014 12:21 PM

Global imbalances in power between nations undermine efforts to improve health and save lives. The Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health calls for urgent reform of global decision-making.

Published Feb. 7, 2014 2:04 PM

Women who have undergone obesity surgery call for psychological follow-up. Unforeseen problems require better individual counselling.

Published Dec. 6, 2013 2:32 PM

Researchers from Institute of Health and Society presented results from a long-term research collaboration with Malawian researchers at a dissemination seminar on reproductive health challenges in Malawi.

Published Dec. 4, 2013 12:04 PM

Researchers from Norway and Burkina Faso presented findings from a three-year interdisciplinary project on unsafe abortion in Burkina Faso, at a conference in November. Health care providers, researchers and policy makers from Burkina Faso discussed women’s social reality and necessary policy responses to the problem of unsafe abortion.

Published July 28, 2013 8:45 PM

The work of The Lancet - UiO Commission is soon coming to an end. Read some of the Commission Chair's, Ole Petter Ottersen, reflections on the process and outcomes.

Published Feb. 11, 2013 12:44 PM

Is power always an evil to be minimized, or can it be a means of ensuring that a patient in need of help gets the daily care he or she needs?