Board elected at the General Assembly 6 June 2010
The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC)
Head of Board: Inger B. Scheel
Inger B. Scheel has a PhD in public health and is Research Director of SINTEF's Department of Global Health and Welfare. The research unit works with issues related to health care delivery for disadvantaged groups in low and middle income countries. The research activities focus on the implementation of complex interventions and their evaluation in terms of effectiveness, acceptability, sustainability and equity. Scheel is currently leading an international research project on the use of lay/community health workers in vaccination programs.
University of Bergen
Board member: Rune Nilsen
Rune Nilsen is Director of Centre for international health (CIH), University of Bergen and Professor in International Health since 1988. Previous Deputy Rector of University of Bergen, Head of the NUFU programme boards, and long experience in international higher learning, research policy and governance. Particular experience in doctoral training polecies and Open Access publication policies. Main academic background in immunology and pathology of tuberculosis and tobacco and cancer.
University of Agder
Board member: June Jacobsen Steen
June Jacobsen Steen is assistant professor at Faculty of Health and Sport, University of Agder, Kristiansand. Steen has background in nursing and public health, has been active in international health research since 1999 and has worked in Botswana for more than six years. She coordinates a student exchange-programme with African countries. She works on her doctoral degree with focus on aids, ethics and human rights in Botswana and is member of a research group on global public health at University of Agder.
University of Oslo
Board member: Akhtar Hussain
Akhtar Hussain is professor at Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine. His professional background is medicine, epidemiology and behavioural science. His current research interests include nutrition transition and lifestyle related diseases with obesity and diabetes but also under-nutrition related diabetes. Akhtar Hussain coordinates for EU, Research Council of Norway and NOMA financed projects in Asia, Europe and Africa. He has also been involved in HIV and STDs research in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
University of Tromsø
Board member: Jon Øyvind Odland
Jon Øyvind Odland is a medical doctor, epidemiologist and specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics, with a 15 year history of research projects in the new independent states of Eastern Europe, especially Russia. He has a position as Professor of International Health, Medical Faculty, University of Tromsø. His main scientific interests are infectious diseases, contaminants and pregnancy outcome, development of pregnancy care programs in different cultures, use of epidemiological methods in public health services, and global environmental health problems.
Bergen University College
Board member: Graziella Van den Bergh
Graziella Van den Bergh is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bergen University College. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and an MPhil in Health Promotion, and worked as a physiotherapist in Belgium, Norway and Tanzania. She teaches interdisciplinary rehabilitation, care of the elderly as well as at courses preparing students for a placement in the South. She has carried out research on coping with disability, and on sexual education, abortion, HIV prevention and reproductive health in Tanzania. Her current research is on coping with scoliosis in Norway, as well as on habilitation/ rehab services in low-income countries. Her focus is on "best practices" in comprehensive community based rehabilitation in Tanzania and the Sudan.
Sør-Trøndelag University College
Board member: Hans Hadders
Hans Hadders is associate professor at Faculty of Nursing, Sør-Trøndelag University College. He has a background in nursing and his PhD is in social anthropology. During the eightieths Hadders spent six years at the Visva-Bharati University at Santiniketan (West Bengal) studying North Indian Music. He has done research on the mortuary rituals performed by the Jadopatias in the Santal villages of Bengal and Jharkhand, India. Besides his focus on mortuary rituals and standardisation of death in India and within the Norwegian health care, his field of specialisation is medical anthropology. Hadders is involved in the collaboration between the University College of Sør -Trøndelag and ICDDR,B in Bangladesh.
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University of Oslo/Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Board member: Kristin Ingstad Sandberg
Kristin Sandberg is a post doc researcher and coordinator of the project Explaining Differential Immunization Coverage, which is based at the Center for the Environment and Development (SUM) at the University of Oslo (UiO). She is also an associate researcher at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute and heads a working group on Health & Foreign Policy at the UiO as part of the interfacultary programme LEVE (leve.uio.no). Kristin has a PhD from the Section for International Health at the University of Oslo on the politics of global health governance. She has a social science background in international relations and economics. Geographic focus is on the Geneva/Washington/New York nexus, as well as Southern Africa, India and emerging economies. Research interests include the organization of collective action on global health challenges, as well as the interfaces between global governance and national implementation.
Norwegian Knowlegde Centre for Health Services
Board member: Atle Fretheim
Atle Fretheim heads the Preventive and International Health Care Unit at the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health and holds a position as associate professor at the Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo. He is a medical doctor by training and has practiced in Norway and abroad. His research has mainly focused on the implementation of interventions in the health services and the use of research findings in decision making. His main interests are systematic reviews of the effects of interventions, and the conduct of rigorous impact evaluations of health care programmes.
Bente E. Moen, University of Bergen (Deputy of Rune Nilsen)
Bente E. Moen is professor in Occupational Medicine at the University of Bergen, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care. She works mainly in the area of occupational epidemiology and related exposure studies. She is currently involved in research and training collaboration with institutions in eastern Africa with focus on dusty work places and respiratory health problems.
Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen, University of Oslo (deputy of Akhtar Hussain)
Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen is the head of the Department of Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo. She is a professor in International/Community Nutrition at the. She has carried out research on nutrition and socio-economic correlates of obesity and risk of metabolic syndrome in children, adolescents and adults in developing countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in immigrants in Oslo. She has particularly focused on the nutritional impact of urbanization and market integration, and has presently been involved in a lifestyle intervention study aiming at preventing type 2 diabetes.
Solrunn Hansen, University of Tromsø (Deputy of Jon Øyvind Odland)
Solrunn Hansen is a nurse and midwife. She has a Master in Public Health and she is currently Research Fellow at the Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø. She is involved in the project "Contaminants in pregnancy and the breastfeeding period" where pregnant women in northern Norway are included. Hansen is also involved in similar projects in Vietnam and Argentina.
Nina Dalen, Bergen University Collegde (deputy of Graziella van den Bergh)
Nina Dalen is an assistant professor at Department of Radiography, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Bergen University College. She is a radiographer and has a masters degree in Health Promotion and Health Psychology, work from rural districts in Zimbabwe. She coordinates a student and teacher exchange-program within ERASMUS and with Tanzania and earlier with Malawi. She is connected to Centre for International Health, University of Bergen for her ongoing PhD work is about psychosocial challenges faced by double orphans in Uganda. In 2007 she established the Phoenix Children Foundation which supports double orphans in Rakai District in Uganda.
Malvin Torsvik, Nord-Trøndelag, University Collegde (deputy of Hans Hadders)
Malvin Torsvik is associate professor and faculty international coordinator at Nord Trøndelag University College. He has a background in nursing and teaching from Tanzania for more than nine years. He is currently involved in research and training collaboration with institutions in eastern Africa with focus on diabetes and global health education.
Arne H. Eide, SINTEF (Deputy of Inger B. Scheel)
Arne H. Eide is Chief Scientist at SINTEF Technology and Society, Professor in rehabilitation at Sør-Trøndelag University College, and Honorary Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He has background from social science and behavioural science. He has 20 years experience from 15 different low-income countries, in particular Southern Africa. His main research interests are in disability statistics, disability studies, rehabilitation and health service delivery.
Jagrati Jani - Bølstad, University of Oslo (Deputy of Kristin Ingestad Sandberg)
Jagrati Jani-Bølstad is a postdoc at Institute for Health and Society (Section for International health) University of Oslo. Jani-Bølstad is a Medical Doctor as a background and PhD in Epidemiology. At the moment she is involved in two research projects, namely ”To explain differential immunisation coverage” in India and Malawi financed by GlobVac (NRC) as and ”Assessing Norwegian Indian Partnership Initiative” financed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs/NORAD. Her areas of interest are infectious/ chronic diseases and health systems related research.
Ottar Mæstad, Chr. Michelsen Institute (Deputy of Atle Fretheim)
Ottar Mæstad is the Director at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen, and head of CMI’s programme on Global Health and Development. Mæstad is an economist with research experience within health systems research, environmental economics and international trade. His current research relates mainly to issues of health worker availability, motivation and performance, as well as priority setting in health. The geographical focus is Eastern and Southern Africa.
Carmen Pereira, Norwegian Directorate of Health
Carmen Pereira is a Senior Advisor at the Department for International Cooperation, Norwegian Directorate of Health. Carmen Pereira holds a Master of Philosophy in Biochemistry (Mphil, Cand. real.) from the University of Oslo (UiO). She has updated her degree with various postgraduate courses, attended the School of Nutrition (UiO) and has Management and Marketing from the Norwegian School of Management (BI). She has held various positions within the areas of health, health education, administration (Norway, Africa and Asia), and has long experience in community development in Africa
Harald Siem, Norwegian Directorate of Health
Harald Siem, MD, MPH. Medical studies in Basle and Oxford, Dr. med. from University of Basle in 1997. MPH from Harvard 1976. District medical officer in Norway eight years, Oslo University and Oslo City Dept Public Health in the eighties, IOM and WHO in Geneva in the nineties, and currently at the Secretariat of International Health, Directorate of Health, Norway.
Unni Silkoset, Norwegian Agency for Development and Cooperation, Global Health and Aids Department (Norad)
Kårstein Måseide, Research Council of Norway, Global Health- and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC)
Kårstein Måseide is a Senior Adviser at the Research Council of Norway where he since 2006 has worked as coordinator for the Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC).
He was trained in biophysics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and obtained a doctoral degree (Dr. Philos.) from the University of Oslo for his work on tumour physiology (hypoxia) at the Norwegian Radium Hospital. He continued his work on tumour physiology as a post doctoral fellow at the Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada. His interest for health problems in developing countries grew stronger, and in 2005 he undertook at one year Masters in Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The master thesis was conducted with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative on a model to estimate the demand for and social and financial returns on investments in malaria vaccines.
Johanne H. Iversen, Norwegian Medical Students' Association (NMSA)
Johanne Helene Iversen is a medical student at the University of Bergen (UiB). She is in charge of international affairs for the Norwegian Medical Students Association (NMSA) and leads the coordination of NMSA's activities regarding global health. NMSA is an organisation which organise the interests of medical students. She has also studied global health at UiB and is one of the norwegian coordinators of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, an internatoinal student organizations advocating for global access licensing framwork at universities and increased research for neglected diseases. Her main interest fields are access to medicines, social inequities in health and climate changes and health.
Joar Svanemyr, Norwegian Agency for Development and Cooperation, Global Health and Aids Department (Norad) (Deputy of Paul Fife)
Joar Svanemyr is Senior Adviser at the Global Health and Aids Department at Norad - the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. Svanemyr's primary area of responsibility is Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Prior to joining Norad in 2008, Svanemyr was attached as Associate Professor to Institute for General Practice and Community Medicine where he was conducting research and teaching about HIV/AIDS and SRHR at the Master of Community Health Program. He is trained as a sociologist and has a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo.
E-mail: Joar Svanemyr
Minutes from board meetings and general assemblies
Minutes -Board Meeting 11 January 2013.pdf
Minutes - Board Meeting 22 November 2012.pdf
Draft - Minutes General Assembly 2012.pdf
Minutes - Board Meeting 24 August 2012.pdf
Minutes - Board Meeting 11 June 2012.pdf
Minutes - Board Meeting 11 May 2012.pdf
Minutes - Board Meeting 13. April 2012.pdf
Minutes Board Meeting - 9 March 2012.pdf
Minutes - Board meeting 10 February 2012.pdf
Minutes - Board meeting 13 January 2012.pdf
Minutes Board meeting 4 November 2011.pdf
Minutes - General Assembly 13 September 2011.pdf
Minutes Board meeting 26 August 2011.pdf
Minutes Board Meeting 13 May 2011.pdf
Minutes board meeting 2 Feb 2011.pdf
Minutes board meeting 26 Nov 2010.pdf
Minutes board meeting 8 October 2010.pdf
Minutes board meeting 10 september 2010.pdf
Minutes General Assembly 2010.pdf
Minutes board meeting 28 May 2010.pdf
Minutes board meeting 30 April 2010.pdf
Minutes board meeting 8 March 2010.pdf
Minutes board meeting 22 January 2010.pdf
Minutes board meeting 15 Desember 2009.pdf
Minutes General Assembly 30 November 2009.pdf
Minutes board meeting 30 October 2009.pdf
Minutes board meeting 28 August 2009.pdf
Minutes board meeting 4 June 2009.pdf
Minutes board meeting 20 March 2009.pdf
Minutes board meeting 2 February 2009.pdf
Minutes board meeting 14 November 2008.pdf
Minutes General Assembly 31 October 2008.pdf
Minutes board meeting 13 october 2008.pdf
Minutes board meeting 4 September 2008.pdf
Minutes board meeting 16 June 2008.pdf
Minutes board meeting 17 April 2008.pdf
Minutes board meeting 14 February 2008.pdf
Minutes board meeting 4 December 2007
Minutes board meeting 19 October 2007.pdf
Minutes General Assembly 18 October 2007.pdf
Minutes board meeting 12 September 2007.pdf
Minutes board meeting 22 June 2007.pdf
Minutes board meeting 19 April 2007.pdf
Minutes board meeting 15 February 2007.pdf
Minutes board meeting 20 December 2006.pdf
Minutes board meeting 21 November 2006.pdf
Minutes General Assembly 16 November 2006.pdf
Minutes meeting of the interim board 18 August 2006.pdf
Minutes meeting of the interim board 9 February 2006.pdf