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On November 22, at the Universitetets Aula (University Hall) of the University of Oslo (UiO), a gathering for the future of Global Health was co-organized by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services and supported by the Centre for Global Health, UiO. This event launched Norway’s strategy “Better Health, Better lives – Combating Non-Communicable Diseases in the Context of the Norwegian development Policy 2020-2024.” The government’s new strategy aims to contribute to reducing the number of premature deaths from non-communicable diseases in low-income countries by a third by 2030 (Sustainable Development Goal 3.4), and generally to improve people’s health through the life course.
On November 22, leading experts and specialists in the field of health and environment gathered in Oslo for the launch event of the 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change. The Centre for Global Health (CGH), University of Oslo (UiO) and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) co-organized the event. The 2019 annual report focuses on the negative impacts of climate change on health and emphasizes the need for immediate action towards conserving health and the climate.
The King’s Medal of Merit was awarded to Dr. Tore Godal in recognition of a lifetime achievement in immunization and global health on November 23, 2019. His lifelong career has been devoted to reducing child mortality and saving millions of lives through initiatives, such as the widespread introduction of mosquito nets in Africa resulting in reduction of malaria mortality rates by 50 percent and saving half a million children’s lives every year. Including, his work in the Gavi Alliance leading to the vaccination of 750 million children, saving 13 million lives.
The Centre for Global (CGH) at the University of Oslo (UiO) attended Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) 10th Global Health Day. This conference has been arranged every fall since 2010, with both national and international speakers and participants. This year, Global Health Day at NTNU focused on malnutrition as a global challenge and humanitarian interventions in conflict areas.
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo (UiO)’s Medical Faculty is proud to announce that we have received support for the work and output of The Lancet One Health Commission from the UiO Life Science Open Call.
Acknowledging the enormous progress when it comes to polio and the Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023, the Global Health Centre (GHC) at the Graduate Institute of International Development Studies and the Norwegian think tank, Agenda, in association with the Centre for Global Health, UiO, held a high-level policy dialogue with an expert panel.
Congratulations to the NORSE team for obtaining funding for the creation of a multidisciplinary network of scientists leveraging their efforts to develop a National One Health Resistome Surveillance System in order to monitor the development and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance in the environment, the food chain, in animals and humans.
Professor Peter Daszak, President of the EcoHealth Alliance and Commissioner in the Lancet One Health Commission chaired by the Centre for Global Health (CGH) at UiO, gave a talk to a captivated multidisciplinary audience at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute in Oslo on August 28th.
The RELIGHT advisory board, an external and international board set up by the Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo (UiO), has reviewed the applications for the RELIGHT call (deadline 28 February 2019). We are thrilled to present the three groups that will have the opportunity to advance their Global Health agenda through project development support from CGH over the next three years.
As one of the Centre for Global Health's Signatory Themes, One Health takes a holistic, cross and multidisciplinary view and aims to promote and improve the health of humans, animals and the environment taking into account the interdependence of different milieus. Listen to The Lancet One Health Commissioners explain the One Health approach and the plan for this Commission.
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) is hosting Global Health Inspiration Days 2019 and we are looking for PhD students to inspire the Global Health community and UiO with their research and projects. Apply today for a spot to introduce your work!
UiO welcomes visitors from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and congratulates Professor Suraj Thapa, UiO for receiving an honorary professorship.
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) is pleased to announce Elia John Mmbaga, New Associate Professor at the Department of Community Medicine and Global Health at the Institute for Health and Society (HELSAM).
Scientists from all over the world gathered for the first meeting of the Lancet One Health Commission.
To celebrate the recent Lancet issue on 'Advancing women in global health' and to discuss the next steps and initiatives of the Women in Global Health Norway platform, the Centre for Global Health welcomed the WGH Norway participants in Oslo for an informal network meeting.
Muhammad Asaduzzaman will join the One Health research Group, focusing on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Last week Professor Tippawan Liabsuetrakul from the Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, visited the Centre for Global Health and the Department of Community and Global Health at University of Oslo, to explore possibilities of collaboration between the University of Oslo and Prince of Songkla University.
Professor Andrea Winkler, director at the Centre for Global Health, chaired the high profiled Oslo Life Science 2019 seminar on health industry innovation at the University Aula on February 11th.