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Centre for Global Health, UiO, Adult Psychiatry Unit, UiO and Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) organized the seminar in Oslo, 8. December 2017. The Save the Children photo exhibit "Children fleeing ISIS" was displayed during the seminar.
Mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) pose an enormous global disease burden. There is increasing research showing that conflict-affected people are a lot more likely to be affected by mental health issues. In order to shine light on this very important topic, the Centre for Global Health (CGH), the Adult Psychiatry Unit at the University of Oslo (UiO) together with the Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) co-organised an event inviting leading practitioners and academics in the field to share their experience and research.
“Public health professionals have a moral and humanitarian obligation to highlight this unmistakable link between peace and public health.” - Hannah Wesley, Victoria Tittle and Akihiro Seita, The Lancet’s Correspondence (1). In order to do just that, the Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and The Norwegian Red Cross, co-organized a seminar linking Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3 and 16 by exploring the issues behind protecting and maintaining health care services in areas of armed conflict.
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo in collaboration with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) held a meeting on September 19, 2017 entitled “Neglected Tropical Diseases and Emerging/Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases – Focus on Populations Underserved”. The meeting brought together leading figures in disease control and Research and Development (R&D) to discuss the challenges and solutions for this global issue. Two panels consisted of presentations on evidence and experiences in the fields of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs), as well as their commonalities, contrasts, challenges and solutions. Each panel was followed by Q&A with a concluding discussion tying all the themes together.
Invited presenters from Norway (Oslo and Bergen), Germany, USA, UK, Uganda and Ghana discussed important challenges in and a way forward towards tackling NTDs and EIDs.
The course was conducted at the Global Health Conference Hall, MOHEGO building, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal from 16th to 17th October 2017.
The Centre for Global Health, Department of Economics and PRIO was honored to host Ola Rosling at the seminar "Fake News and Fact Resistance" held on October 23rd.
Listen to his message: “For a fact-based worldview”.
The Centre for Global Health at the University of Oslo had the pleasure to organise its 1st annual Global Health Inspiration Days, which were held on the 13th and 14th of November at the central university campus in Oslo.
On the 24th of October, the Centre for Global Health attended the 8th annual Global Health Day hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), St. Olav’s Hospital and Central Norway Regional Health in Trondheim.
On September 25-26, a meeting for the development of WHO guidelines for diagnosis and treatment for Taenia solium neurocysticercosis (NCC) took place at the WHO headquarters in Geneva.
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) was well represented at the congress in Antwerp, Belgium, October 16-20, this year. Director of CGH, Professor Andrea Winkler, signatory theme leader for pediatrics, Professor Britt Nakstad, CGH Postdoctoral Fellow Ernst Kristian Rødland and CGH Doctoral Research Fellow Christine Holst were present all five or some days throughout the week.
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?