Medical student, Rikke Jensen Moth, attended the Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research Meeting in Tromsø, 3-4 Nov. 2016 on behalf of the Norwegian Medical Student Union (NMF). She explained that Global Health is a new focus area for NMF, with global health student representatives in each of the 5 NMF local branches. Moth expects to see more activity in this area as it reflects increasing student interest in global issues.
Read about their focus in Global Health (in Norwegian). They have established a mailing list forum for sharing experiences (learn more, in Norwegian)
During the day-long seminar 4 Nov, organised by the Centre for Arctic and Global Health (SAG), one of the speakers (Torstein Risør) spoke of how the current Norwegian medical curriculum makes it possible for students to engage in local, national and international questions of medical and social significance (see the circled areas in the graphical overview of the medical curriculum).
Moth herself will be travelling to Tanzania in January where she will be investigating post-operative infection issues in an orthopaedic hospital.
Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research welcomes the participation and engagement of the next generation of Norwegian doctors!
– Målet med forskerskolen er å øke nettverksaktiviteten mellom stipendiatene, og dermed senke terskelen for å besøke hverandre og samarbeide, sier styreleder Thorkild Tylleskär. -Gjennom dette tror vi at vi kan legge til rette for bedre forskning.
Forskerskolen vil fungere som en støtteordning for stipendiater, hvor de skal få mulighet til å delta på kurs og samlinger de ellers ikke ville fått tilbud om. Tylleskär tror at et lite land som Norge har mye å tjene på en slik ordning: – Selv om noen av de større institusjonene har et fagmiljø, sitter det også mange alene rundt omkring. Gjennom kurstilbud og reisestøtte vil også stipendiater i mindre miljøer og med mindre midler få mulighet til å delta i det faglige nettverket.
Det medisinske fakultet ved NTNU er vertsfakultet. – Dette er et bevisst valg, ifølge Tylleskär. – Selv om fagmiljøene er større i Oslo og Bergen ønsket vi å løfte frem det voksende miljøet ved NTNU. I første omgang er det planlagt et skrivekurs før jul, og på nyåret vil alle stipendiatene få mulighet til å delta på skolens første samling på Stiklestad.
– Hevde oss internasjonalt
Forskerskolen er blitt mulig gjennom Forskningsrådets GlobVac, en støtteordning som er blitt viktig for norske forskere innen global helse og vaksinasjon. – Den er med på å løfte Norge frem innen fagfeltet, og gir oss mulighet til å hevde oss internasjonalt, sier Tylleskär.
Saken er hentet fra NTNU som er vertsfakultet for forskerskolen.
Les mer på forskerskolens egne nettsider.
Submissions open until 10 August 2016
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WHO’s Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and partners are conducting a research prioritization process on social, behavioural and community engagement interventions (SBCE) for maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH).
Social, behavioural and community engagement interventions are crucial for achieving the objectives of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescent’s Health (2016–2030). However, there is still much that needs to be learned about which social, behavioural and community engagement interventions will have the desired impact and how they can best be implemented. Identifying the research that is most needed will help to direct future research so that it can fill the relevant knowledge gaps. We are asking individuals to help us identify top research needs for SBCE interventions in one of the following domains: maternal, newborn or child health. The period for submission of research needs will remain open until 10 August 2016.
If you would like to participate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your field of expertise—maternal, newborn or child, and your main activity: research or programme implementation. We will select participants according to participant recruitment criteria and quotas. If selected, we would then write to you to ask you to suggest the top 3 research needs in your area of expertise, and request generic information (organization affiliation, sex and country(ries) where you work) in a response box via email. Following the close of the period for submission, we will organize the responses received and contact you again via email to ask you to score the submitted research needs through an online survey. All names will be removed from the responses in the analysis and final report.
This research prioritization process is a collaboration between the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Norwegian Agency for International Development (NORAD), the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) and the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Public consultation on the second EDCTP programme in 2014-2016
A public consultation regarding ‘the implementation of the Second European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Programme (EDCTP2) during the period 2014-2016’ was opened by the European Commission (EC) on 29 June 2016. It will close on 15 October 2016.
The consultation is open to all. Contributions from stakeholders and experts active in the field of clinical trials are particularly invited. An analysis of results will be published in February 2017. The views and opinions of stakeholders, experts active in the field and the wider public will contribute to the interim evaluation of the EDCTP2 programme. The interim evaluation is carried out by the EC with the assistance of independent experts. Interim evaluations are part of the monitoring of the programmes the European Union decided to support. Decision Nr 556/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the participation of the European Union in EDCTP2 stipulates (art. 34) that the EC should conduct interim evaluations of the programme.
The objective of this interim evaluation is “to assess the implementation of the EDCTP2 programme up to the present moment; to judge how recommendations from previous evaluations have been implemented; and to provide an outlook on what can be expected from EDCTP2 in the future”.
All information on the public consultation can be found on the website of the European Commission.
Forum aims to contribute to national processes and initiatives in the field of global health and health research. Forum will in 2016 support minor scientific activities related to the topics «Innovation in global health» and «Refugees – migration». The purpose is to stimulate researchers /students to activities within these areas, and to make the topics more visible in the Norwegian society.
Two activities will be supported in 2016:
1. Awards for published essay / “kronikk”
Forum will inspire to publications for the public in Norway regarding the topics «Innovation in global health» and «Refugees – migration” in 2016. If you have published an essay or a “kronikk” in a Norwegian newspaper or magazine, you have the opportunity of submitting the published text to the Forum Board for evaluation. The text must have been published in 2016. Three prizes will be given; one of 10 000 NOK, and two of 5000 NOK. Application date is 1st December 2016.
Send your text to the Forum secretariat, Ingvild Hope; Ingvild.email@example.com.
2. Support for organizing workshop: New deadline for an innovation application
Forum will support organization of two workshops, planning for writing a research and/or innovation application within the area of «Innovation in global health» or «Refugees – migration”; where at least two Forum member institutions co-operate. We have recevied an application on «Refugees – migration” and we prolong the deadline for you to apply for a workshop on «Innovation in global health»
Write one -1- page describing the activity – content, who, where, when and budget. The workshop must be arranged in 2016, and the budget must be maximum 50 000 NOK.
Application date 13th October.
Decisions will be made in Forum board meeting at the end of October.
Send your text to the Forum secretariat; Ingvild Hope; Ingvild.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find presentations, photos and discussions in social media here.
Bergen, 20-21 April 2016: A national conference organized by the Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research and Norwegian Network for Health and Development (NHU).
We would like to congratulate Sidsel Roalkvam from the Centre for Development and the Environment, UiO with the poster award (1st place) and Israel P. Nyarubeli from the Centre for International Health, UiB, with his 2nd place!
Available presentations (all in PDF):
Key Notes: How can we make a difference?
- Exploring sustainable development goals, by Prof. Thorkild Tylleskär, University of Bergen
- The politics of global health – what can social science contribute? By Assoc Prof. Katerini Storeng, University of Oslo
- Norwegian investments for the health SDG’s, by Kårstein Måseide, Assistant Director, Section for Research, Innovation and Higher Education, Norad and Lene Lothe, Assistant Director, Section for Global Health, Norad
Did we make a difference?
Networks and networking in development
News from RCN
Oral presentations of abstracts
Challenges for the future
Key notes: Meeting the challenges of sustainable development goals
Oral presentations of abstracts
- Adherence to the life-saving guidelines in the Helping Babies Breathe action plan by birth attendants in Uganda, by Frances Clare Lubulwa, University of Bergen
- Choosing the better of bad options: Unwanted pregnancy and medically induced abortion among young women in Dar es Salaam, by Ingrid Holm Solheim, University of Bergen
- Sexual Risk Behaviour and Willingness to be circumcised among uncircumcised adult men in Uganda, by Simon P. Kibira, Centre for International Health, University of Bergen
- Socio- Cultural Challenges in the Management of Bipolar Disorder: A Trans- Cultural qualitative Study by the International Society of Bipolar Disorders, by Christine Ødegaard, Norwegian Society for Bipolar Disorders and Centre for International Health, University of Bergen
- Long Term Effects of Payment for Performance: evidence from Tanzania, by Ottar Mæstad, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen.
Task shifting dilemmas in light of the human resource shortage in health
Moderator : Johanne Sundby, University of Oslo
- Task shifting from traditional birth attendants (TBA) some challenges, by Prof. Johanne Sundby, University of Oslo.
- Traditional birth attendants – do they make a difference? By, Margit Steinholt, Helgelands hospital – Sandnessjøen.
- Task shifting in abortion provision, by Dr. Bela Ganatra, Geneva. – Surgical task shifting – quick fix or safe solution? By, Karine Nordstrand, University of Oslo.
- Increasing surgical capacity in Sierra Leone by training Medical Doctors and Community Health Officers in surgical and obstetric lifesaving surgery, by Alex J. Van Duinen, St.Olavs Hospital
Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of work accidents or work-related diseases. Now the University of Bergen (UiB) in collaboration with researchers in Tanzania and Ethiopia, offers a free online course that seeks to prevent workers from injuries and death.
Bente Moen, professor and leader of the Centre for International Health at UiB, is in charge of this new online course that will start running on March 7th this year.
The course is aimed at all health personnel, as well as workers in labour inspection and management of the health services in development countries. The course will also be relevant for health personnel in other parts of the world, providing an understanding of the occupational health-issues in development countries.
Read the UiB press-release here.
Occupational Health in Developing Countries, begins March 7. 2016 and has a six week duration.
See the trailer and sign up for the course here.
On behalf of the Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research and Norwegian Network for Health and Development (NHU) we are pleased to welcome you to the conference “Norwegian Global Health Networks with Impact” in Bergen, Norway. The conference is the first one which is organized as a co-operation between these two networks. Hosts for the conference are the Centre for International Health, University of Bergen and the Department of International Collaboration, Haukeland University Hospital.
Target group: We invite clinicians, scientists and students who work with global health issues here in Norway. Also, students/scientists and clinicians from other countries who are temporary located in Norway are welcome.
The main aim of the conference is to create a scientific and clinical arena for discussion of global health issues in Norway. We will improve the co-operation of our two networks. We want to improve the standards of this type of work and improve co-operation and networking between persons and institutions who are engaged in these topics. All topics related to health and development are welcome!
We hope that the knowledge gained and discussed during these days in Bergen will be of importance in our common aim; to improve health in the world. It is also our hope that new and good relationships will be established between the participants. Co-operation is important, not only for the research and clinical work itself, but also for the removal of borders between persons and nations.
Wednesday 20/4 2016 – Joint meeting NHU and the Forum in The University Aula, Museplassen 3 (http://www.uib.no/universitetsaulaen/89584/her-finner-du-oss)
Thursday 21/4 2016 – Separate meetings Forum and NHU
Programme, conference guide and abstract booklet (PDF)
For registration, please use this link.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine runs a number of free online courses and their course on Ebola was undertaken at the height of the crisis by 21,000 people, many in Western Africa. The school is very keen to reach a wide audience and wants to let you know about their courses in nutrition, maternal and child health, and global blindness.
Have a look at their website here: