www.fhi.no - Knowledge for better public health

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is working to improve the health, quality of life and legal protection of the population. National and international research and health surveillance gives valuable insight into factors that affect and improve public health. The NIPH collaborates with the WHO, EU, EEA, health authorities and other institutions in low- and middle-income countries on global health issues.
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Czech Republic - opportunities under EEA/Norway Grants

Czech Republic - opportunities under EEA/Norway Grants

The Czech Republic has released a call for proposals under the priority sector Human and Social Development, with a focus on mental and children’s health objective to improve public health and reduce health inequalities.
[16.06.2014]
More overweight children in families with divorced parents

More overweight children in families with divorced parents

Among children with divorced parents, there is a 50 per cent larger proportion with overweight or obesity compared with children with married parents, according to figures from the Child Growth Study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The causes of the development of overweight among children are complex and are not investigated in this study.
[05.06.2014]
Shared responsibility for health through sustainable health financing

Global health reports launched:

Shared responsibility for health through sustainable health financing

Two high-level working groups established to examine critical issues in global health governance and financing have published their recommendations in reports from the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House.
[22.05.2014]
Forensic pathology research

Forensic pathology research

There is currently considerable media attention around the forensic pathology activities at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH). The NIPH took over responsibility for these activities in June 2011 when the Institute of Forensic Medicine was transferred from the University of Oslo.
[21.05.2014]
Norway partner in the Global Health Security Agenda

Norway partner in the Global Health Security Agenda

As part of the Global Health Security Agenda initiative led by the USA, a high-level Commitment Development meeting was held recently in Finland. Representatives from 34 countries and 4 international organisations took part, including a delegation from Norway.
[13.05.2014]
Pediatric Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine

Workshop

Pediatric Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health welcomes researchers and others interested in the field to a workshop on Pediatric Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine. The workshop will take place on June 12 – 14 at Soria Moria in Oslo.
[23.04.2014]
Warning about mercury in skin-lightening creams

Warning about mercury in skin-lightening creams

Inorganic mercury inhibits the production of pigment (melanin) in the skin and can lighten skin. However, mercury is harmful to health and to the environment and its use is banned in skin creams. Studies from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority show there are a number of illegal products available on the market in Norway that contain mercury without it being listed among the ingredients.
[22.04.2014]
Successful seminar leads to more research collaboration in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan

Successful seminar leads to more research collaboration in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan

Research into tuberculosis (TB), bacterial meningitis, hepatitis and influenza and the disease burden in Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan were the focus of a rewarding three-day seminar held in Addis Abeba in December 2013.
[09.04.2014]
Parental obesity and autism risk in the child

Parental obesity and autism risk in the child

Several studies have looked at possible links between maternal obesity during pregnancy and the risk of developmental disorders in the child. However, paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor than maternal obesity, according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
[07.04.2014]
Portugal: Latest opportunities with EEA/Norway Grants

Portugal: Latest opportunities with EEA/Norway Grants

Portugal has released a call for proposals under the priority sector Human and Social Development, with a main objective to improve public health and reduce health inequalities. As their Donor Programme Partner, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has been advising them about implementation matters and linking them with potential Norwegian partners.

[19.03.2014]