Norwegian Institute of Public Health

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is a national competence institution placed directly under the Ministry of Health and Care Services, with employees in Oslo and Bergen.


The NIPH is responsible for knowledge production and systematic reviews for the health sector and provides knowledge about the health status in the population, influencing factors and how it can be improved.

The institute is a national competence institution in the following areas: 

  • infectious disease control
  • physical and mental health
  • environmental factors, substance abuse, tobacco, nutrition, physical activity and other factors that affects health status and inequality
  • health-promotion and preventive measures in the population
  • global health

Global health activities

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health houses a global health unit with three departments, where activities include:

The institute also runs global health activities related to infectious disease diagnostics and prevention, International Health Regulations, and more.

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