Global Health

Global HealthGlobal health research embodies research on health problems related to challenges that particularly affect people in developing countries. The Faculty of Medicine, NTNU, has decided to increase its investment in global health. We are aware of good research, teaching and clinical activity going on in Mid Norway that is oriented towards developing countries. Many scientists in this region have active collaborations with selected institutions and individual scientists in developing countries. The faculty would like to contribute to more cooperation, networking and professional experience in this area. The seminar aims to increase this cooperation, while providing professional input and inspiration for further research.


Welcome to the Global Health Day 2014

The Faculty of Medicine, NTNU, HiST and St. Olavs Hospital invite you to a global health seminar 21 October in Aud. 1, Øya helsehus.

Welcome to the Global Health Day 2014

The Faculty of Medicine, NTNU, HiST and St. Olavs Hospital invite you to a global health seminar 21 October in Aud. 1, Øya helsehus.

Program

  • Health care systems in low income countries.
  • Violence against women

- Networking and discussion

Global health research embodies research on health problems related to challenges that particularly affect people in low- and middle income countries. The Faculty of Medicine, NTNU, has increased its investment in global health, in close cooperation with St. Olavs University Hospital, HiST as well as partner institutions in low- and middle income countries. The seminar aims to increase cooperation, networking and further research activity while providing professional input and inspiration.

 
Speakers
 
Prof. Staffan Bergström, Karolinska Institute. Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Staffan Bergström has experiences from several African countries on how to save mothers and newborns in places where there is a shortage of doctors. He points to the importance of health workers without medical training. It is they who are the backbone of health care system in low income countries.

"African continent trains only 5,000 doctors annually. This force them to use health workers without medical training. They do a tremendous job, without having spent a single day at the university. Simply train midwives in laife saving skilles can make a big difference" says Professor Bergström. He has been influential internationally in task-shifting debate for many years.

The last three years he has worked in Tanzania with "Maternal Health Initiative"
 

Dean, Sylvia Kaaya, School of Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Prof. Kaaya is professor of psychiatry. Her research intrest are in children and mental health. Prof. Kaaya publications trades extensively to detect and treat mental illness and depression in different groups e.g pregnant women, children, youths and how HIV positivity affects mental health. Recently NTNU and MUHAS signed a MoU in research and student exchange.
 
Prof. Charlotte Watts, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. In the mid-90s Charlotte did her fieldwork in Zimbabwe. The findings from the study illustrates not only the extent to which violence against women is widespread throughout the world, but also that there is considerable variation in the levels of violence - both within the country as well as between countries. Although the causes of violence are complex, this suggests local variation and that there may be local conditions that affect the extent to which women are subjected to violence. A better understanding of the causes of this variation can be used to identify how to prevent future violence.
 

See the program here.

 

Target audience
The target group are persons engaged in research, teaching or clinical activities targeted towards developing countries as well as students in health sciences / medicine.

Registration and deadlines
The seminar, lunch and pizza are free. Please register here before 10 Oct. 2014

Contact persons: Elin Yli Dvergsdal, elin.y.dvergsdal@ntnu.no

The reaseach council of Norway have contributed with financial support to this seminar.

 


The ADVANCE Study

Adressing domestic violence in antenatal care environments The ADVANCE Study - A GLOBVAC project The ADVANCE study focuses on violence that occurs within families...
Adressing domestic violence in antenatal care environments

The ADVANCE Study

- A GLOBVAC project

The ADVANCE study focuses on violence that occurs within families – domestic violence. The overall project objective is to improve antenatal care services for victims of domestic violence in Nepal and Sri Lanka in order to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality.

Welcome to the Global Health Day 2013

Welcome to the Global Health Day 2013 The Faculty of Medicine, NTNU invite you to a global health seminar 29 October. Program The seminar is divided into sections...

Welcome to the Global Health Day 2013

The Faculty of Medicine, NTNU invite you to a global health seminar 29 October.

Program

The seminar is divided into sections as follows:

  • Health Personnel education
  • Health Technology in low and middle income countries.
  • Networking and discussion

 

See the program here.

Global health research embodies research on health problems related to challenges that particularly affect people in low- and middle income countries. The Faculty of Medicine, NTNU, has increased its investment in global health, in close cooperation with St.Olavs University Hospital, HiST as well as partner institutions in low- and middle income countries. The seminar aims to increase cooperation, networking and further research activity while providing professional input and inspiration.

Target audience
The target group are persons engaged in research, teaching or clinical activities targeted towards developing countries as well as students in health sciences / medicine.

Registration and deadlines
The seminar, lunch and pizza are free. Please register here.

Contact persons: Elin Yli Dvergsdal, elin.y.dvergsdal@ntnu.no and Kari Håland, kari.haland@ntnu.no

 

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