The Global Burden of NCDs - Women and Children in Low Income Countries – University of Copenhagen

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The Global Burden of NCDs - Women and Children in Low Income Countries

Global Health Unit, Rigshospitalet and Copenhagen School of Global Health invite everyone with an interest in global health to participate in a one-day seminar on the global burden of NCDs. The seminar is a unique possibility to gain knowledge on the burden of non-communicable diseases affecting women and children low income countries.

Registration: Participation is free of charge but please register at no later than October 20th.



12.50 - 13:35

- Introduction and overview

- FOETALforNCD: The Role of Anaemia in Early Life for NCDs in Later Life

DMSc. and Prof. School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen, Ib Bygbjerg

13.35 - 14.00

Rheumatic Diseases

DMSc. and Prof. Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Rigshospitalet

Freddy Karup Pedersen

14.00 – 14.30

Physical Activity and Cardio metabolic Diseases Following Foetal Programming

Associate Professor, School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen, Dirk Lund Christensen

14.30 - 15.10

Gestational Diabetes

PhD. Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

and Researcher at Steno Diabetes Center

Karoline Kragelund

15.10- 15.35

Coffee Break

15.35 - 16.05

Paediatric Cancer

PhD. MPH. Survivorship Unit of the Danish Cancer Society and International Agency for Research on Cancer, WHO, France

Friederike Erdmann

16.05- 16.45

Consequences of Malnutrition

PhD. DMSc. Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports - Paediatric and International Nutrition, University of Copenhagen

Vibeke Brix Christensen

16.45 - 17.15


Obstetrician, Médecins Sans Frontières

Maria Milland

17.15 - 18.00

Panel Discussion:

"How do health systems in low income countries face the growing burden of NCDs?"

Ib Bygbjerg

Freddy Karup Pedersen

Dirk Lund Christensen

Vibeke Brix Christensen