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Archive 2017

  • 23 January 2017, 15:00-16:00

    Connecting the Drops: Water Scarcity and the Economy

    This talk by Richard Damania, Global Lead Economist in the World Bank’s Water Practice, is about connecting the drops between water, a quintessential natural resource, and its myriad users in farms, firms and cities.

    Henrik Hansen, Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, will moderate the talk. » Read more

  • 9 February 2017, 10:00-17:00

    Global Occupational and Enviromental Health

    The objective of the meeting is to facilitate and inspire a new Danish joint initiative on global health. » Read more

  • 27 February 2017, 10:00-11:30

    Global Excellence Research seminar VII

    Nicaise Tuikue Ndam (France and Ghana): "The stakes of a PfEMP1-based vaccine: a view from the field" » Read more

  • 2 March 2017, 13:20-15:30

    Seminar on the Industrial PhD and Postdoc Programmes

    Are you considering to apply for an Industrial PhD or Postdoc grant as a supervisor or candidate? Attend the seminar on the Industrial PhD and Postdoc Programmes and meet representatives from Innovation Fund Denmark and SUND researchers involved in Industrial PhD and Postdoc projects.  Get advice on how to write a good application, and meet an evaluator.The seminar will be in English. Please sign up here no later than 2 March 2017. Questions: Please contact Helle Hald for questions on the Industrial PhD and Postdoc programmes » Read more

  • 7 March 2017, 13:00-16:00

    PhD defence - Markos Tesfaye Woldeyohannes

    Markos Tesfaye Woldeyohannes is defending his PhD thesis: Quality of life among people living with HIV in Jimma, Ethiopia: the role of mental health, food, and nutrition » Read more

  • 14 March - 15 March 2017

    Invitation to the first meeting of the Nordic Network for Health Policy, Health Management, and Health Services Research

    With this meeting we aim to establish a Nordic network to arrange annual meetings and workshops for researchers and students taking an interest in health policy, healthcare management, and health services research, to exchange information and research, as well as to promote comparative research and encourage cross-disciplinary work. » Read more

  • 14 March 2017, 15:00-16:30

    The Sustainable Development Goals – A necessary revolution

    Sustainability Science Centre and UCPH’s Working Group for Global Development are proud to present a sustainability lecture on 14 March 2017 by Mogens Lykketoft.

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  • 24 March 2017, 13:30-15:30

    Climate management and communication in a world of “Trumps and Brexits”

    Sustainability Science Centre, in collaboration with UCPH’s Global Environmental Governance, invite you to a sustainability seminar on 24 March 2017. » Read more

  • 25 March 2017, 16:00

    Surgical task sharing in Sierra Leone

    Masanga Dk presents Dr. Håkon Bolkan founder of CapaCare who will present data and results from 6 years of ongoing surgical task sharing program based in Sierra Leone. Dr. Bolkan has based his PhD thesis on this project and data, and will give us a pre-view of his upcoming defense in a folkloric version. » Read more

  • 30 March 2017, 13:00-14:00

    Global Excellence Research seminar VIII

    Neta Regev-Rudzki (Israel): "Malaria parasites regulate secretion of exosomes carrying distinct cargo" » Read more

  • 18 April 2017, 13:15-14:15

    Global Excellence Research seminar IX

    Peter Agre (Baltimore, MD, USA): "Aquaporin water channels – from atomic structure to malaria" » Read more

  • 19 April - 23 April 2017

    Student Forum Maastricht: Annual Student Conference

    Apply now for the SFM Modern Healthcare working group. The Student Forum Maastricht conference takes place from 19 to 23 April 2017 in Brussels and offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience in policy-making, to meet professionals and to make new friends from all over Europe. » Read more

  • 26 April 2017, 14:00-16:00

    Seminar: Epidemiology and Philosophy By Professor Alex Broadbent

    The graduated program in Public Health & Epidemiology invite to the interesting seminar "Epidemiology and Philosophy" By Professor Alex Broadbent, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. The seminar will take place the 26 April 2017 at 2 to 4 pm at Center for Health and Society (CSS), Øster Farimagsgade 5, København, room CSS 2.0.63. » Read more

  • 15 May - 16 May 2017

    Call for Papers: A Research Workshop on ‘Public Policies, Health and Health Behaviours’

    This workshop will bring together a diverse, international group of re-searchers who share an interest in the area of public policies and health and health behaviours. We welcome submissions of papers in a broad range of topics within the general theme of the workshop. » Read more

  • 17 May - 19 May 2017

    NEEDS 2 - The Second Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies

    International disaster scholars meet in Copenhagen to frame problems and outline solutions to global challenges. » Read more

  • 19 May 2017, 09:00-17:00

    50 year Anniversary Symposium of DSTMIH

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  • 19 May 2017, 12:15-15:00

    Policy seminar: Are you for or against?

    Kick off your weekend with a case seminar on policy development based on the current and controversial case on boys non-medical circumcision. » Read more

  • 19 May 2017, 12:15-15:00

    Policy seminar - Are you for or against?

    Are you for or against? A legal ban on circumcision of boys in Denmark (boys under the age of 18). » Read more

  • 19 May 2017, 13:00-16:00

    Preventing obesity in early life - in a Danish context

    To counteract the major public health challenge of obesity, preventive measures should target even the very early life. Still, we do not know how to do this best and most efficiently. » Read more

  • 22 May 2017, 11:00-12:00

    CHEP/CAM seminar

    Silvia Barcellos (USC) on “The Distributional Effects of Education on Health”. » Read more

  • 23 May 2017, 10:00-17:00

    Symposium: What happens after a gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancy?

    This symposium will focus on prevention of type 2 diabetes in a family, life-course -and health systems perspective and will explore and discuss the current evidence within, and potential for, prevention of type 2 diabetes in families affected by gestational diabetes mellitus. » Read more

  • 24 May 2017, 13:30-15:30

    Terrorism and deradicalization


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  • 30 May 2017, 14:00-15:30

    Miss Mexico’s Dress and the Backlash against

    When the design for Miss Mexico’s pageant dress was unveiled in 2007, it sparked an improbable national dispute over reproductive rights centering on the state of Jalisco. This talk presents a case study in the social life of human rights and traces the symbolism of the dress to the battle over resurgent clericalism and secularism. » Read more

  • 5 June 2017, 14:30-16:00

    Webinar: Climate Change Laws of the World – global trends in legislation and litigation

    The webinar marks the launch of ‘Climate Change Laws of the World’ (formerly ‘the Global Climate Legislation Study). This is the most comprehensive climate change legislation and litigation online knowledge resource, designed for legislators, policymakers, scholars and law professionals. » Read more

  • 7 June - 9 June 2017

    9th Annual Conference on Health & Humanitarian Logistics

    The HHL Conference brings together speakers and attendees from non-government organizations (NGOs), industry, government, military, and academia in a forum to identify common challenges, share innovative research, and prioritize strategies, policies, and investment. The agenda features plenary panel discussions, oral presentations, interactive workshops, poster sessions, a technology exhibit and ample opportunities for networking » Read more

  • 7 June 2017, 15:00-18:00

    Africa Day Seminar

    Amanda Hammar Director and MSO Professor at CAS will start off the seminar. Accordingly five speakers will talk about their different expertises on African contexts covering a wide range of topics such as migration, climate change, state building, education, music and dance. » Read more

  • 8 June 2017, 09:00-18:00

    Seminar: Migration and Health

    In the last decades, European countries have experienced an increase in immigration, making migration more common than ever before and societies more diverse. Therefore, migration has become extremely important in the international agenda given its public health implications and the multiple challenges that countries face in dealing with and adapting to this reality. » Read more

  • 21 June 2017, 09:00-20:00

    UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction 7th Annual Conference

    We welcome researchers, practitioners, NGOs, city professionals and the interested public to a day of thought-provoking discussions where our in-house and guest experts will present the latest research and issues in risk and disaster reduction, through a combination of talks, panel discussion, conversation, and poster presentations » Read more

  • 22 June 2017, 10:00-12:00

    The European Union – just now!

    Jakob Øhrgaard from Europa-Huset in Copenhagen (European Commission Representation in Denmark) will present the structures governing the policy development and administration of the EU. This brief presentation will form the background to a wider discussion of current development within EU including migration, Brexit and climate. Time: Thursday 22 June 10:00-12:00 AM Place: CSS campus room 35.3.13, Øster Farimagsgade 5 (entrance via Gammeltoftsgade), 1353 Copenhagen K  The event is open to everyone.No sign-up needed. Seats on first-come-first-served basis. This open event is organised by the School of Global Health – University of Copenhagen » Read more

  • 23 June 2017, 14:00-16:45

    DIIS Seminar: A global perspective on policing cities

    More than half of the world’s population now live in cities, and urban centers will absorb almost all population growth in the coming decades. As a consequence of the growing size and density combined with stronger inequality, cities have become sites of intensified insecurity and violence. This development has caught the attention of academics and policy-makers alike and will only grow in the coming years » Read more

  • 21 July 2017, 11:00

    PhD Defence: Health Aspects of Return Migration

    In the defence, Line Neerup Handlos will present and discuss her PhD thesis, which explores the health aspects of return migration. In response to the current political focus on the voluntary return of migrants, the aim of the PhD project was to understand the phenomenon of return migration better in order to inform the interventions and strategies that may be implemented to encourage migrants to return » Read more

  • 31 July - 4 August 2017

    NorWHO 2017

    NorWHO 2017 is a 5-day conference held in the United Nation City in Copenhagen 31st of July – 4th of August 2017. It is a learning program that provides students with a better understanding of the inner workings of the World Health Organization » Read more

  • 14 August 2017, 14:15-17:00

    Open lecture on health innovation: Engineering Solutions for Health Systems Strengthening

    Join us and our guest speaker from Boston University for an interesting afternoon discussion on innovative health solutions and impact. Venue: CSS, Room 35.01.05, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 København KTime: Monday 14 August, 14:15-17:00 (2:15-5PM).Reception after the open lecture. The event is open to the public.Sign up is not required. Professor Muhammad H. Zaman is Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health at Boston University. He will discuss the challenge in developing solutions for health systems strengthening and our approach in addressing those challenges based on case studies. The first case study focuses on our work to improve the quality of medicines and increasing access to quality medicines in Ghana and Indonesia. The second case study focuses on using quantitative systems modeling to improve maternal health outcomes in Zanzibar (at the facility level) and in Yemen (at the national level). Description: While technological innovation and engineering solutions have made a significant impact on diagnostic testing and data capture for global health applications, the impact on overall system strengthening and improvement has been relatively small. As a consequence, despite advancement in point-of-care solutions, gaps in equitable access to quality healthcare remain as major challenges in global health. The bulk of our research in global health, in the last decade, has aimed at bridging this gap. Using two case studies from our own work, Prof. Zaman will bring to discussion the challenge in developing solutions for health systems strengthening and our approach in addressing those challenges. The first case study will focus on our work to improve the quality of medicines and increasing access to quality medicines in Ghana and Indonesia. The second case study will focus on using quantitative systems modeling to improve maternal health outcomes in Zanzibar (at the facility level) and in Yemen (at the national level). Finally, Prof. Zaman will present some opportunities to develop collaborative and multi-disciplinary solutions for pressing problems at the systems level using engineering, public health and policy. Bio: Professor Muhammad H. Zaman is Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health at Boston University. Prof. Zaman’s current research is focused on developing robust technologies, and systems level solutions, to improve the quality of medicines, particularly as they are related to mortality and morbidity issues associated with anti-microbial resistance. Broadly speaking, his work focuses on understanding and developing solutions for high-value healthcare problems in the developing world, including in conflict zones. His work on global health research and education has appeared in Science, Nature Reviews, PNAS and other leading journals of the field. Scientific American has named technologies from the Zaman lab among the top 10 technologies that will change the world. His forthcoming book Bitter Pills (Oxford University Press, 2017), looks at the global challenge of substandard and counterfeit drugs and the need for integrated solutions, ranging from innovation and technology to public health and regulation, to address the global crisis in the prevalence of substandard drugs and how they relate to global anti-microbial resistance challenges. In addition to his research, Prof. Zaman is actively engaged in improving access to quality engineering education, with a multi-disciplinary focus on innovation, in a number of countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia. He is currently involved in setting up biomedical engineering departments at universities in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Ghana and Ethiopia that focus on addressing local challenges through innovation and technical capacity building. He is working with the UN Economic Commission in Africa to increase awareness of Biomedical Engineering and has served as the co-Chair of the Africa Biomedical Engineering Initiative. Professor Zaman is currently working on projects in multiple countries including Pakistan, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, Indonesia, Lebanon and Brazil. Professor Zaman is also working with frontline public health and refugee relief organizations in Syria and Lebanon, and developing engineering solutions to address medical needs in a sustainable manner. In addition to his research papers, his newspaper columns have appeared in newspapers around the world, including the New York Times, Houston Chronicle and US News and World Report. He is a regular contributor on issues of drug quality and global health for the Project Syndicate (his columns have appeared in newspapers in more than 30 countries in six different languages), Huffington Post and writes a weekly column on innovation in health and education for leading Pakistan daily, Express Tribune which is part of the International New York Times group. » Read more

  • 22 August - 25 August 2017

    Conference on Occupational Health and Safety in Formal and Informal Mining

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that the city of Odense in Denmark, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, will be the venue of the International Scientific Conference and Workshop on Occupational Health and Safety in Formal and Informal Mining, to be held from 22 to 25 August 2017 » Read more

  • 24 August 2017, 14:15-15:30

    Making Up Genome Finland. Politics Of Health Data Sourcing

    Sourcing of health data is on the agenda of governments, companies and institutions all over the globe today. We describe and analyse current developments in the politics of health data in Finland, including the efforts to integrate Finnish biobanks and establish a national genome repository. » Read more

  • 31 August 2017, 14:00

    PhD Dissertation Defence: Use of antibiotics in primary health care

    Gloria Córdoba MD,MPH will defend her PhD: Use of antibiotics in primary health care - Inter-disciplinary and cross-national perspectives


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  • 2 November - 4 November 2017

    10th European Public Health Conference

    Main theme of the conference is ‘Sustaining resilient and healthy communities’. More information  » Read more

  • 20 November - 24 November 2017

    NNC Conference 2017

    Environmental Asia, the 10th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference and PhD Course, takes place at Voksenåsen on 20-24 November 2017. » Read more