On the 10-11 of April the Centre for Global Health co-hosted the annual Norwegian Global Health Conference in Oslo. This years theme, 'Health for all revisited' was explored through presentations, panel sessions, key-note speakers and posters.
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More than 25 posters was presented at the 2018 Norwegian Global Health Conference in the postersession competition. The prize for 'Best poster' and a token of 10.000 NOK was given to Bezawit Temesgen Sima, PhD student at University of Oslo.
The Centre for Global Health would like to congratulate our own Ekaterina Bogatyreva with her recent publication for the WHO - the multicountry meeting report on "Strengthening national health research systems: implementation of the Action Plan to Strengthen the Use of Evidence, Information and Research for Policy-making in the WHO European Region (2017)".
The writing of scientific research papers is an essential part of being a Ph.D. student and a researcher within the field of Global Health. But how do you write good scientific papers and how do editors work with scientists of submitted papers? At this year's National PhD Conference in Global Health we had the opportunity to learn from one of the best within the field, Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief at The Lancet.
The year 2017 was a remarkable year for the Centre for Global Health at the University of Oslo and we are therefore happy to share our annual report.
The history of global health has several success stories, but very few with such positive rippling effects for the global community as the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, activist Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and investor Thomas White. On the 12th of March, their story was told in the film Bending the Arc as part of the Human Rights, Human Wrongs film festival in Oslo, followed by an engaging panel discussion organised by the Centre for Global Health, UiO.
Dr. Osama Ahmed Hassan from the Centre for Global Health at University of Oslo joined the global discussion on emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference in Bangkok.
Centre for Global Health congratulates Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée on winning the prize for best student article (Ordningsprisen) in 2017, for his article about Norway's role during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The Norwegian Research School of Global Health (NRSGH), a network for young norwegian-trained researchers in global health, has launched their new blog this week.
The Norwegian Research Council has granted 12,7 million NOK to The MIPREG Project: Closing the Gaps in Maternity Care to Migrant Women in Norway. The Centre for Global Health congratulates!
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.