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Global Health Researcher Day





University of Copenhagen, LIFE, Main Lecture Hall (Festauditoriet 1-01), Bülowsvej 17,1870 Frederiksberg

10.00-10.15: Welcome and Introduction

How do we make best use of the Danish research environment within Global Health?
Christian Wejse, Global Health Working Group


10.15-10.40: Opening Lecture

What is Global Health and what are our roles?
Ib Bygbjerg, Chair, Global Health Working Group


10.40-11.00: Guest Speaker

Collaboration with international partners
Naomi Rutenberg, Vice President and Director, HIV and AIDS Program, Population Council



11.15-12.30: Session 1: PHH Working Group Themes

  • Guinea Bissau Working Group: Christine Benn, Professor, University of Southern Denmark and Statens Serum Institute: Unexpected effects of health interventions in real life
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Working Group: Erik Jørs, Specialist Occupational and Environmental Health, ICOEPH, Odense University Hospital/University of Southern Denmark: Self-harm and suicides in Bolivia from 2007 to 2012: Pesticides is the preferred method, young females perform acts of self-harm while older males commits suicide!
  • Working Group on Governance and Communication - Perspectives on Global Health: Louise Mubanda Rasmussen, Assistant Professor, Roskilde University: AIDS treatment and 'holistic care' in Catholic organisations in Uganda
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Working Group: Tine Gammeltoft, Professor, University of Copenhagen: The Impact of Violence on Reproductive Health in Tanzania and Vietnam
  • Global Health Minders: Morten Sodemann, Professor, University of Southern Denmark: Online Encyclopaedia on Global Health



12.30-13.30: Lunch and Poster Presentation


13.30-15.00: Session 2: Rethinking Health & Health Systems

  • Per Kallestrup, Associate Professor, Aarhus University: Setting the Agenda for Primary Health Care in Global Health Research
  • Alexandra Kruse, PhD, Rigshospitalet: Neonatal Hospital Mortality in South Vietnam
  • Liv Hansson, Reforming primary health care provision for Palestinian refugees in the West Bank
  • Maria Vang Johansen, Professor, University of Copenhagen: Control of Neglected Zoonosoes using a One Health approach
  • Jacob Hejmdal Green, Global Doctors: Human Resources for Health



15.00-15.30: Coffee break


15.30-17.00: Session 3: Communicable Diseases

  • Peter Leutscher, PhD, Aarhus University Hospital: Urogenital schistosomiasis as a risk factor for HIV-1 transmission - has praziquantel been neglected in the arsenal of preventive bullets?
  • Sanne Jespersen, Aarhus University: The Bissau HIV cohort
  • Ida Sperle, Research Assistant and Jeffrey Lazarus, Professor, CHIP, University of Copenhagen: WHO global hepatitis survey
  • Charlotte Tamason, PhD Fellow, University of Copenhagen: Combatting cholera caused by climate change
  • Jørgen Kurtzhals, Professor, CMP, University of Copenhagen: Malaria, anemia and iron deficiency. A challenge to human development



17.00-17.20: Coffee break


17.20-18.00: Session 4: Future Paths for Global Health Research in Denmark

Status of the Danida Research Strategy
Tove Degnbol, Head of Department, Technical Advisory Services, Danida

Facilitated by Flemming Konradsen, Chairperson, Platform on Human Health


18.00-18.15: Summary of the day
Christian Wejse, Global Health Working Group


18.30 Dinner at Café Væksthuset
(Grønnegårdsvej 15, 1870 Frederiksberg)


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