In January 2018, a special edition of the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association; Tidsskriftet, was published.
Global Health News:
Agenda and documents for the General Assembly :
Agenda General Assembly 2018
Attachment 1 Draft Minutes General Assembly 14 March 2017
Attachment 2 New Statutes 2018
Attachment 3 Annual Report til RCN 2017
Attachment 4 Updated activity plan
Attachment 5 Budget and accounting
The General Assembly takes place just after the closing of this years Norwegian Global Health Conference 2018: “Health systems strengthening: Health for all revisited” conference in Oslo, April 10-11.
The 2018 Norwegian global health conference will take place at the University of Oslo, 10-11 April 2018. The main topic is “Health system strengthening: Health for all revisited”. The Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research organizes the conference, and it is the 12th conference since the start of the GLOBVAC program of the Norwegian Research Council.
Read more here about the overarching topic: “Health system strengthening: Health for all revisited”
The Program Committee is now soliciting suggestions for symposia. Symposia will include 3-4 speakers and be one or one and a half hour in length. Symposia must connect to one of the four core topics:
For symposium proposals:
We accept abstracts for a full symposium only (one hour or 90 min duration). We want you to send abstracts containing title, a small introduction of the topic, a session leader (also corresponding leader) and a few shorter, named presentations that will either cover the field, or raise interesting debates around our themes. We also accept abstracts for posters, mainly for phd students and young researchers. A scientific committee will review the abstracts and chose the program finally.
For submission of symposia: Click here
Deadline for submission: January 20 2018.
Abstract submission for posters:
The posters can be on any subject of relevance to global health research, but of particular interest are abstracts related to this years’ theme which is “Health system strengthening: Health for all revisited”
Research on global health aims at improving health and health care for marginalized populations in low- and middle income countries. This includes epidemiological studies, the development and evaluation of new methods for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care, more efficient and equitable use of existing methods as well as innovation, implementation, and health systems and health policy research.
Students, researchers and health practitioners are invited to submit an abstract.
For submission of poster abstracts: Click here
Deadline for submission: January 20 2018.
We will provide feedback to accepted submissions before mid-March.
For registration: click here https://form.app.uib.no/HFA18
The University of Bergen handles the registration and payment for the conference. This is why there is a field asking whether you are a UiB-employee when you register.
Participation Conference two days + dinner first day: NOK 800
Participation Conference two days: NOK 500
Conference dates: April 10-11, 2018
Place: Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo
Note that we do not offer travel grants for this conference, but PhD students may join the Global Health Student Conference immediately afterwards.
There is a vacancy for a full-time, permanent position as Associate Professor in Health Promotion at the Department of Health Promotion and Development, in the Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen.
The Department of Health Promotion and Development at the Faculty of Psychology, performs research and offers master’s programmes within health promotion, child welfare and global development. The Department enjoys close collaboration with researchers from other faculties and is a leading international academic institution within health promotion research.
The Faculty of Psychology offers professional study programmes for psychologists, is responsible for university tuition in pedagogy for the UoB’s own staff, contributes to the pedagogical content of teacher training and offers academic degrees within a wide range of studies: child welfare, health promotion, pedagogics, special education, teacher training, psychology, work and organisational psychology, and speech and language therapy. The faculty’s main areas of research focus are connected with health, education, development-related research and basic research in its broadest sense.
Access to safe water and food is linked to global, regional and local climate changes. In some areas swift changes have entailed serious health-related consequences. An alarming example is found in the Aral Sea area of Central Asia.
“Tidsskrift for den norske legeforening”, the journal for the Norwegian Medical Association, has published an article by Turid Austin Wæhler from Centre for Arctic and Global Health, University of Tromsø, the Arctic University, and Erik Sveberg Diestrichs, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, at the University Hospital of North Norway.
Turid Austin Wæhler, advisor at Centre for Arctic and Global Health, University of Tromsoe, is interviewed in the High North News in relation to their project “Improving of public health in Arkhangelsk”. The project is a cooperation between the University of Tromsø, Arkhangelsk Regional Center of Medical Prevention, RASSVET, Arkhangelsk Society for Prevention of Diseases and the Northern State Medical University, and is fully funded by the Barents Secretariat.
Read the interview here.
Four new Cochrane EPOC overviews of reviews show reliable evidence on the effects of different ways of organising, financing, and governing health systems in low-income countries and identify important evidence gaps.
With important contributions from researchers in Norway.
Find links to the new overviews here.
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Beboere i ankomstsenteret og transittmottak får mye informasjon, men lite generell informasjon om helse, helserettigheter og helsetjenestene. Informasjon er tilgjengelig for dem som oppsøker den, men det er behov for mer systematisk formidling av helseinformasjon, til alle beboere.
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The annual Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) is an interdisciplinary venue for exploring some of the greatest challenges of our time. Around one hundred PhD candidates, researchers and policy makers from around the world will gather in Bergen from 12-22 June, 2017.
Application deadline is March 1, 2017.
The courses will be tied together by common sessions on research tools, writing and presentation skills, joint keynotes by high-profile researchers, plenary discussions, and an excursion into the Norwegian waterscape.
BSRS seeks to create a unique environment for the participants to present, engage, discuss, progress their thinking, and improve on their work.
This is the tenth summer Bergen organizes this cross-disciplinary PhD-level summer research school on global challenges.
Bergen Summer Research School is a joint effort by the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Chr. Michelsen Institute, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Uni Research, and the University of Bergen.