Global Health Day 2019

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Global Health Day 2019

A world in transition

Humanitarian interventions in conflicts – political or neutral?

Malnutrition – a global challenge

When:    Thursday 24 October 2019
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.

  Registration   Deadline 18.Oct.                      PROGRAM                      Presentation of speakers

Abstract and poster

This year we would like to encourage all master and medical students, PhD-candidates, other researchers and clinicians that are working in the field of Global Health to present their work in the form of a Poster. Your registered abstracts will be peer reviewed. Within 2 weeks after the deadline you will receive an answer if your abstract is accepted for a poster and further instructions.

Please register your abstract before 25th September 2019 

Abstract registration

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

Some confirmed speakers:

Humanitarian interventions in conflicts - political or neutral?


Reporters from war and conflict – How it effects the civilian and journalists.

Simon Standford, Journalist, Africa Select, Sweden

He has filmed and produced news reports, documentaries and films from virtually every corner of the world with primary focus on Africa, his home continent. 
Simon started his media careers in Television Journalism and were widely acknowledged for his work covering events across Africa during the turbulent 90s when he was SVT's Africa repoter.
Videos Simon has filmed

A political doctor who practice solidarity medicine. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict dilemma

Mads Gilbert

Mads Gilbert, medical doctor, University hospital of North Norway /UiT- Arctic University of Norway

He is a specialist in anesthesiology and Professor of emergency medicine at the University of Tromsø. Gilbert has a broad range of experience from international humanitarian work, especially in locations where medical and political issues merge. Since the 1970s, he has been actively involved with solidarity work concerning Palestinians, and he has served as a doctor for several periods in the Palestinian territories, Lebanon and NORWAC.

Mads Gilbert have written a book called Natt i Gaza, which is an account of his time in Gaza

Provide quality care in a vulnerable health system.

Justine Davies

Prof. Justine Davies, University of Birmingham, Institute of Applied Health Research, UK 

Justine’s driver is to do research that informs development of health systems that deliver quality care in lower and middle income countries, in particular in sub-Saharan Africa. Thus, projects that she works on all have a health system question in mind. 

The overall aim of her research is to provide the evidence to inform where health systems need to develop in order to serve the needs of their populations. This involves looking at the health of the population and the health system that serves them from many different angles; from epidemiological, qualitative, systems-readiness, and economic perspectives.

Malnutrition - a global challenge

Child nutrition and development in a global perspective – are we doing the right things?

Rashida FerrandProf. Lars Åke Persson, Pediatrician and epidemiologist, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, based at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa

Lars Åke Persson is pediatrician and epidemiologist with a focus on global child health and work experiences from a number of African and Asian countries. Earlier Director, Public Health Sciences Division, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh, and Professor of International Child Health at Uppsala University. From 2016 Professor of Public Health Evaluation at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and based at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa. His research focuses community-based interventions for child health and survival, prenatal nutrition interventions and short- and long-term effects, and social conditions in family and society and effects on child health.

Food sovereignty in the Arctic – a dilemma in a modern setting

Lena Maria Nilsson

Lena Maria Nilsson, Project coordinator at Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University, Sweden

Lena Maria Nilsson has a PhD in public health, with her thesis focusing on traditional Sami lifestyle factors as determinants of health. The main part of her research is based on data from the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study (NSHDS) cohort. She is also involved in research on food and water security in the Circumpolar north. Since January 2019, Nilsson is appointed co-Director at Vaartoe, the Sami Research Centre at Umeå university, Sweden. She is also the secretary of the Nordic Society for Circumpolar Health (2012-ongoing), and a member of the steering group of Neon, the Nordic Nutrition Epidemiological Network (2012-ongoing). 

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