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Published Jan. 2, 2017 12:00 AM

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.

Published Nov. 22, 2016 10:09 AM

- 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.

Published Nov. 7, 2016 2:03 PM

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.

Published Oct. 24, 2016 10:20 AM

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.

Published Oct. 14, 2016 3:32 PM

Professor Johanne Sundby has been honored with the Faculty of Medicine’s prize for excellence in the Bachelor and Master education for her very important contribution in offering high quality education to the students at the Master of International Community Health. 

A child getting polio drops
Published Aug. 15, 2016 11:56 AM

The story of global polio eradication is considered the blue ribbon case for vaccine effectiveness and public health success. However, although polio is a distant memory in most of the world, it still exists in some places, causing paralysis and death in small children.

mosquitos
Published Aug. 4, 2016 3:39 PM

With the upcoming Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, thousands of tourists and hundreds of the world’s elite athletes are predicted to swamp Brazil’s second most populous city and also the hot zone for the Zika virus epidemic. So what should we really be concerned about when it comes to this tropical disease? And what can we learn from this recent epidemic?

Published July 11, 2016 2:43 PM

The University of Tampere, Finland is looking for potential candidates on a new exiting professorship on Global Health and Development. A successful candidate is required to have broad experience in the field of researching Global Health, and especially expertize and promise in inter- or transdisciplinary study of the interaction between global phenomena, human wellbeing and health.

Afar-woman with her animals
Published Apr. 20, 2015 4:22 PM

Ragnhild Beyrer, previous senior executive at the Section of International Health, visited two previous PhD students from Ethiopia April 2015.

Dr. Said Habib Arwal
Published Nov. 21, 2014 2:09 PM

On Friday, November 10th an open guest lecture was delivered by Dr. Said Habib Arwal, known as the First Afghan Health Hero and the father of community based health care in Afghanistan. The event was organized by the Centre for Global Health.

Published Oct. 10, 2014 8:59 AM

On October 7th the newly established cross-disciplinary Centre for Global Health of the Faculty of Medicine was officially launched with a seminar on research of quality parameters. Norway and the world put in a great amount of effort to cope with the global health challenges we are facing today and it makes this initiative especially important.