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.
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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?
The University of Oslo Festival 2017 brought a variety of events, lectures and concerts life between the 12th and 14th of May. And in true academic spirit, it did not circumvent an enthusiastic discussion about the most pressing and challenging issues that the world is facing today – Globalisation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“There is no way we can achieve the SGDs if we leave a billion people behind” – Kofi Annan
Professor Andrea S. Winkler, the Director of the UiO Centre for Global Health, participated this week at the "Global Partners Meeting on Neglected Tropical Diseases" at WHO HQ in Geneva on April 19, followed by a 3-day NTD Summit organised by Uniting to Combat, to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of the WHO Roadmap targets for NTDs and the signing of the London Declaration.
The 10th Conference on Global Health and Vaccination Research took place on the 14-15 of March, hosted by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
What is a reasonable hope – and what is a fancy fairytale from politicians to their people?
Dr. Tarek Meguid, invited to Oslo by the Centre for Global Health, shared his experiences working as a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
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.
The Centre for Global Health was honored to host Dr. Tarek Meguid from the State University of Zanzibar last week. Listen to his message on achieving health for everyone.
Application deadline is March 1, 2017.
The course is composed of two modules: a 5-week e-learning module in May-June and a 1-week on-campus module at the University of Copenhagen in mid-August. Application deadline is 1st April 2016.
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.
The CYSTINET-Africa group, consisting of members from Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Germany and Norway, got together for a three day workshop in Tanzania last week to kickstart the project.
The University of Oslo hosted the 10-year anniversary seminar by the Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research, in collaboration with the Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) and the Norwegian Research School of Global Health (NRSGH) at the University of Trondheim.
The Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, has nominated Dr Thein Thein Htay to be awarded Doctor Honoris Causa in 2017. She has accepted the nomination, and will receive the degree at the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, on September 1st, 2017.
On the 8th of December the Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the Institute of Health and Society, in collaboration with the Research Group on Traumatic Stress, Forced Migration and Global Mental Health at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo hosted a seminar highlighting the challenges and opportunities in mental health within global health.
Tenure Track Position in Cancer-Related Behavioral Interventions in the Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tenure Track Position in Global Nutrition in the Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Our paper was ranked #14 in the most-discussed papers of 2016 (Altmetric top 100 2016): Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19·2 million participants. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), Lancet. 2016 Apr 2. This is a great achievement for the NCD-RisC group and our Myanmar team.
- The aim of the Research School is to increase network activity between Ph.D.-candidates, thereby lowering the threshold to visit each other and cooperate, says Chairman Thorkild Tylleskär. –We believe that through this we will be able to facilitate for better research.
The International Summer School course ISSMF4205 – International Community Health will be held from June 24th to August 4th, 2017.
The world has witnessed great strides towards eradication of polio worldwide, but the job is not yet complete. New report from the Centre for Global Health at the University of Oslo and the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, Geneva.
BERN, LONDON, GENEVA – October 24, 2016, should be a unique day in the history of polio. If all goes according to plan, it will be the last annual World Polio Day before the disease is eradicated. But now is not the time for celebration or complacency; while we know how to eliminate polio, we have not yet finished the job.