Norway was the first country to launch an international development strategy on NCDs, Better Health, Better Lives (pdf), which positions Norway at the forefront in expanding work on NCDs in low-income countries. In line with the strategy, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health aims to help to prevent NCDs through health related development cooperation.
We are honored that professor Vikram Patel will kick off the webinar series. He has played a leading role in putting global mental health higher on the global agenda, and made it to the TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
Dr. Vikram Patel is the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health in the Blavatnik Institute's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an adjunct professor at the Public Health Foundation of India, honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and is a co-founder of Sangath, an Indian NGO which won the MacArthur Foundation’s International Prize for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2008 and the WHO Public Health Champion of India award in 2016. He is a co-chair of the Lancet Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System.
Spring webinar series
The seminar series will take place on a monthly basis from February until June in the form of one-hour events with a guest lecturer.
Thursday 17th February 12:30-13:30 - Global Mental Health
Wednesday 16 March 14:00-15:00 – Global Nutrition
Thursday 28th April 13:00-14:00 - Global alcohol consumption
Friday 13th May: Global diabetes (in English)
Wednesday 1st June: Human rights (in Norwegian)
13th June: The organisation of health care delivery (in English)