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Participants at the meeting
Published Mar. 6, 2017 10:24 AM

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.

Published Feb. 27, 2017 2:41 PM

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.

Demonstrating the food intake in Malawi
Published Feb. 22, 2017 2:45 PM

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.

Published Jan. 12, 2017 11:43 AM

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.

Published Jan. 3, 2017 9:01 AM

Tenure Track Position in Cancer-Related Behavioral Interventions in the Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Published Jan. 3, 2017 8:58 AM

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

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.

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?