Global Health in Action - Page 6

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.

Published May 22, 2014 9:15 AM

Professor John-Arne Røttingen has chaired a Chatham House working group on global health financing. They recommand that all countries should invest at least 5% of GDP on health and that high income countries should also provide support to countries with inadequate capacity.

Published Dec. 6, 2013 2:32 PM

Researchers from Institute of Health and Society presented results from a long-term research collaboration with Malawian researchers at a dissemination seminar on reproductive health challenges in Malawi.

Published Dec. 4, 2013 12:04 PM

Researchers from Norway and Burkina Faso presented findings from a three-year interdisciplinary project on unsafe abortion in Burkina Faso, at a conference in November. Health care providers, researchers and policy makers from Burkina Faso discussed women’s social reality and necessary policy responses to the problem of unsafe abortion.