International Community Health
The main research areas are within infectious disease (including vaccinology), (rights-based) sexual reproductive health, and nutritional transition and non-communicable diseases.
About the group
- Tuberculosis has been one of the main research topics within the research on infectious diseases.
- Through shared staff appointments with The SUM-LEVE program we are participating in studies on factors involved in differential immunization coverage.
- Work in the area of sexual reproductive health and rights has centred on topics directly related to MDGs 4, 5, and 6 i.e. maternal mortality and maternal morbidity, neonatal mortality, HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, infertility, abortion, female genital cutting, and adolescent sexual health.
- Together with Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), one of our staff is involved in assessing and supporting the Norway-India Partnership Initiative (the Norwegian supported efforts for MDG 4 & 5 in India).
- In the field of Type 2 diabetes, our group conducted several community-based surveys and comparative studies between people on the Indian sub-continent and corresponding populations living in Europe. We were the first to describe ‘lean diabetes’, a condition previously not described.
- Armauer Hansen Research Institute
- The Birzeit University
- Dhaka University
- Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique
- The Gaza Community Mental Health Programme
- The Hebron Universitet in Palestinian areas
- Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (IHCAR)
- Medical Anthropology Unit, University of Amsterdam
- Oslo University Hospital
- The National University of Singapore, Community Health Department
- NORFA (The Nordic Academy for Advanced Study)
- Addis Ababa University, Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology (ALIPB), Ethiopia
- Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
- KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Program, Nairobi, Kenya
- Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, UK
Academic programmes and courses
- Master of International Community Health (2-year Master's Degree)
- All courses i International Community Health