Centre for Arctic and Global Health

Centre for Arctic and Global Health is a network platform that provides support for networking activities and cross-border collaboration in global health, to health researchers, practitioners and educators based in Northern Norway.

We aim to stimulate international and interdisciplinary activities and to keep our partners informed and updated on important findings, events and research opportunities.

Centre for Arctic and Global Health was established in 2016 to support the common vision of UiT’s Health Faculty and UNN for international solidarity collaborations in health research and education. We focus on the people-to-people cooperation in the Barents region, as well as solidarity collaborations with people in a selection of developing countries.

Our definition of global health

Global health is an area for politics, research and practice that promotes sustainable improvements in global public health and inequity. Global health focus on transnational health related problems, determinants and solutions; involves many disciplines within the health sciences and outside, and is based on interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial collaboration in a public health perspective that includes health promotion, prevention and curative approaches.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact advisor Turid Austin Wæhler.

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Will help Russians achieve better health

People in Russia have shorter life expectancy, a higher proportion of cardiovascular diseases, and the country generally scores low on benchmarks for health and welfare compared with Norway. – We can contribute here, says Turid Austin Wæhler, Advisor at the Centre for Arctic and Global Health at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

12.12.2017

Norsk-russisk samarbeid om folkehelse

Folkehelse er mer enn bare klinisk medisin. Det fikk en gruppe besøkende fra Arkhangelsk erfare da de besøkte Tromsø nylig.

10.11.2017

Tilrettelegging for fysisk aktivitet tjenes raskt inn i helsekroner

Gi innbyggerne bedre helse ved å tilby dem en aktiv hverdag! Det var budskapet fra UiT da en gruppe russiske fagfolk gjestet Tromsø.

10.11.2017

-50°C skremmer ikke samarbeidsvillige UiT-forskere

Temperaturer under minus -50°C og golde sibirske stepper, skremmer ikke UiT-forskere fra å se mot øst når de skal utvikle nytt samarbeid innen forskning på kulde og miljøgifter.

10.11.2017

UiT bekjemper antibiotikaresistens i Afrika

Antibiotikaresistens er ikke bare en trussel, men en realitet verdens helsesamfunn må ta inn over seg. UiT er derfor med på å gi et kunnskapsløft i Afrika.

10.11.2017

Suksessfullt seminar om global helse

Senter for arktisk og global helse i Tromsø, arrangerte nylig sitt aller første seminar med fokus på grenseoverskridende samarbeid i nord. Meget vellykket, konkluderer initiativtakerne.

10.11.2017

Working together in global health across Norway

The Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research began almost exactly 10 years ago, 16 November 2006. A group from Forum and other global health-interested met in Tromsø 3-4 November, 2016.

10.11.2017

New Research School in Global Health

– The aim of the Research School is to increase network activity between Ph.D.-candidates, thereby lowering the threshold to visit each other and cooperate, says Chairman Thorkild Tylleskär. –We believe that through this we will be able to facilitate for better research.

10.11.2017

CONTACT US

Senior advisor Mona Kiil

Advisor Turid Austin Wæhler

Head of centre Inger B. Scheel

Coordinator Petja Langholz 

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VISIT US 

Visiting address
Office L10.234
Department of Community Medicine 
Faculty of Health Sciences  
UiT The Arctic University of Norway 


Postal address 
Centre for Arctic and Global Health 
UiT The Arctic University of Norway 
Hansine Hansens vei 18
9037 Tromsø
Norway 

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Centre for Arctic and Global Health work on behalf of the follwing institutions:

The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway 

University Hospital og Northern Norway

Northern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Nord RHF)

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