Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Global Health Day 2018

Global health challenges

– Health consequences of climate and environmental change

– A new generation living with HIV infection

When:    Wednesday 24 October 2018
Where:   KA12, Knowledge centre, NTNU/St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim 

The conference has been arranged every fall since 2010, with both national and international speakers and participants. NTNU is hosting the day in collaboration with St. Olavs Hospital and Regional Health Aoutority Mid-Norway.

 PROGRAM                        Presentation of speakers


This year we have got 22 abstract accepted in the field of Global Health to be presented as posters.

During the lunch break you will be able to look at this research projects and vote which one you think deserves best poster prize.

There will be poster award for the best Poster. The winner receive 3000 Nok as travel stipend for presenting research at national or international conference or for publishing article.  

Some confirmed speakers:

Main topic: Health consequences of climate and environmental change

The planetary health imperative to eradicate nuclear weapons

Tilman A. RufProf. Tilman A. Ruff, MD, PhD, the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia

He is co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, and founding international and Australian chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017. Prof. Tilman is a public health and infectious diseases physician who has focused his efforts on immunization and "the global health imperative to eradicate nuclear weapons."

Ruff has previously led the development of travel medicines, worked on the control of Hepatitis B and worked to improve maternal and child health in Indonesia and the Pacific islands.

Climate change and human health; focus on vector migration and infectious diseases.

Arja Rautio

Prof. Arja Rautio, MD, PhD, ERT, University of Oulu, Finland

She has been working in field of circumpolar health and well-being since 2006. Her research focuses on environmental health, social exclusion and Indigenous health and well-being. Arja Rautio is the leader of Health WP in EU7PW-ArcRisk research project (Arctic Health Risks: Impacts on health in the Arctic and Europe owing to climate-induced changes in contaminant cycling, 2009-2014). She is a member of National board of Polar Research and board of Arctic Affairs in Finland.

 Consequences for reproductive health in the Arctic. A circumpolar program.

Jom Øyvind OdlandProf. Jon Øyvind Odland, MD, PhD, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

He is professor in global health and specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Jon Øyvind has been involved in research in arctic and global health for the last 30 years. He is now program leader for Master in Global health and supervise many PhD’ and master students from Norway, Russia, Malawi, and South Africa. He is leader of the NORHED program "A novel approach to higher education of midwives" in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Main scientific interests is reproductive and environmental health in Low- and middle income countries, registry epidemiology, health policy focusing on inequalities in health, especially for children and adolescent populations.

Main topic: A new generation living with HIV infection

Adolescent health in Africa – Children who grow up with HIV

Rashida FerrandProf. Rashida Ferrand, University of Zimbabwe Medical School and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine  

She is trained in internal medicine and clinical specialist in HIV Medicine and Sexual Health. Rashida is based in Harare and lead a research group conducting clinical and epidemiological studies on HIV infection in older children and adolescents.

Rashid contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in public health, HIV infection and clinical medicine. Her research focuses on investigating strategies to improve outcomes across the HIV care cascade.

Understanding HIV disability and on mainstreaming HIV in physiotherapy education

Hellen Myezwa

Ass Prof. Hellen Myezwa, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa 

Hellen Myezwa is the Head of Department and a lecturer in public health and community physiotherapy. Her research interests are rehabilitation service delivery models specifically community based rehabilitation, HIV and rehabilitation and management in rehabilitation and physiotherapy especially at a primary health care (PHC) level. She is a member of the South African Society of Physiotherapy, Public Health Association of SA and Rural rehabilitation South Africa.

At the end of the coneference, it will be "get together" with pizza and refreshments at KS11