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Call for PhD courses in register-based research on Health and Welfare

The NORDFORSK-call is to support Nordic Graduate Education Courses within register-based research on health and welfare.
Date: 28.03.2017

Can incomplete abortion be treated more safely and less expensively?

Incomplete abortion is one of the main causes of obstetric complications in Malawi. Surgical management with curettage is the most common treatment, despite WHO’s recommendation to use manual vacuum aspiration (MVA). Researchers are looking to see whether training health personnel in MVA can increase the use of this method.
Date: 21.03.2017

GLOBVAC- Cuts in original funding plans

Friday's press release from the government about additional funding to GLOBVAC for NOK 35 million per year for three years, in total NOK 105 million, is a follow up of Norad's advice to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Date: 29.06.2017

Scholarships for young scientists to attend the Eighth EDCTP Forum in Lusaka

The Eighth EDCTP Forum took place in Lusaka, Zambia on 6-9 November 2016. The EDCTP (European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials.
Date: 13.06.2017

Can simple dietary advice improve maternal and child health?

In Mangochi in Malawi, researchers have mapped local food intake and habits to arrive at simple and accessible nutrition advice for pregnant women. They are now testing how village volunteers can teach women to make small modifications to common dishes. The aim is to improve the intake and uptake of important nutrients during pregnancy, and increase the weight of both the mothers and their babies.
Date: 26.01.2017

Interested in arranging Nordic Graduate Education Courses within register-based research?

Nordforsk announces a new call within the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare which will be launched in the beginning of February 2017. Applications for funding of Nordic PhD education courses in the area of register-based research will be invited.
Date: 02.02.2017

Does prolonged malaria treatment save lives?

A large multinational project seeks to find out whether malaria treatment will improve the health of children with anaemia after discharge from hospital. The researchers will also study whether this could be a simple, cost-effective method to prevent disease, readmission to hospital and even death.
Date: 05.01.2017

57 million NOK for innovation to combat poverty

Four innovation projects aiming to combat poverty in developing countries have been granted funding.
Date: 21.12.2016

The GLOBVAC conference 2017

The 10th Conference on Global Health and Vaccination Research took place in Trondheim 14-15 March 2017.
Date: 05.05.2017

Call for poster abstracts

Researchers, health practitioners and in particular students are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations at the GLOBVAC conference 2017.
Date: 13.06.2017

Invitation to organize symposia/workshops - The 10th GLOBVAC Conference

The Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) conference programme committee invites researchers to send in applications for symposia/workshops as part of the conference. Deadline for applications is 15th September 2016.
Date: 13.06.2017

New policy for researcher recruitment to increase interaction and international mobility

The Research Council of Norway has drawn up a new policy for recruitment to the research sector. The policy is designed to increase interaction between academia and working life, and make it easier for young researchers to gain international experience.
Date: 29.06.2016

Videos and presentations from information meeting on Visjon2030

The Research Council is launching a call for innovation projects and formative dialogue research aiming to help combat poverty. Here are the presentations from the meeting on June 21st.
Date: 13.09.2016