Centre for Global Health: Paediatrics

Better hygiene and nutrition, vaccines and antibiotics, and more water with improved quality, has led to a dramatic reduction in child mortality over the past 50 years. Despite this 11 million children under age five die annually.

Respiratory support newborns in Botswana.

Photo: Britt Nakstad


  • Antimicrobial Resistance and Treatment of Neonatal Infections. A Prospective phase 1 and a randomised controlled phase 2 study in two tertiary units in sub-Saharan Africa (University of Botswana and University of Stellenbosch) - Britt Nakstad
  • Optimizing respiratory support in compromised newborns in Botswana. The impact of educational intervention on air leaks. - Britt Nakstad
  • Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury and associated Risk Factors in neonates with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy admitted at Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana - Boineelo Katse, Alemayehu Gezmu, Britt Nakstad
  • Retinopathy of prematurity; Incidence and risk factors in premature infants admitted in neonatal intensive care unit of Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana. A prospective Cohort study - Alemayehu Gezmu​ and Britt Nakstad 
  • The Child Nutrition and Development Study (CHNUDEV)- Per Ole Iversen
  • Severe acute malnutrition in Kenyan children - Per Ole Iversen
  • Treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in small children living in rural Sierra Leone - Per Ole Iversen

Research groups

PedRes@Ahus, Barn og Ungdomsklinikken, Ahus

About our research

Birth asphyxia is the cause of 23% of all neonatal deaths worldwide, with 99% occurring in low- and mid-resource settings. Also, antibiotic resistance is a fast growing problem in the world and poses a serious threat to neonatal and paediatric global health. World Health Organization (WHO) in 2012 stated that this is one of the greatest health threats facing the world.


Published Mar. 23, 2017 11:10 AM - Last modified Apr. 15, 2020 4:39 PM