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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society.
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.
Elleke Landeweer is working in Norway on a two-year research project in medical ethics. The funding was sourced through Scientia Fellows.
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.
Researchers at the institute are developing an app that can help spread new and credible knowledge.
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.
What is the best treatment for acute tennis elbow? Physiotherapy? Cortisone? A combination? Or might you just as well forego treatment?
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.
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.
Is your health ruled by wind, bile or phlegm? Immersive work of Theresia Hofer explores Tibetan medicine in a new and exciting way.
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.
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.
Women who have undergone obesity surgery call for psychological follow-up. Unforeseen problems require better individual counselling.
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.
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.
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.