We are happy to invite you to participate in the GLOBVAC webinar series!
The ongoing corona pandemic highlights that global health is more important than ever. As a result we are launching a GLOBVAC webinar series, starting in this month.
The webinars will build up to the postponed main GLOBVAC conference in Oslo, now planned for 20 –21 April 2021
The webinar series will be hosted using Microsoft Teams, which has a limit to 300 participants. We therefore encourage you to secure your participation by using this form. A link to the webinar will be shared with registered participants.
Webinar 2: 13th of October:
Theme: Children, health and nutrition
Nardos Wondafrash, Addis Ababa University: Do parental feeding practices influence children eating behaviors?
Misra Abdulahi, Jimma University and University of Oslo: Effects of Breastfeeding Education and Support on Early Initiation, Exclusive Breastfeeding and Infant Growth in Ethiopia: a cluster randomized controlled trial.
Ivan Kato Arinda, Makerere University: Nutritional status of children aged 6 to 23 months of mothers in and out of mother care groups in Kiryandongo refugee settlement, Uganda.
Muneera A. Rasheed, Aga Khan University: Longitudinal follow-up study of a rural Pakistani cohort exposed to early responsive stimulation and nutrition interventions in the first two years of life to determine effects on academic achievement in early grades.
Montasir Ahmed, University of Oslo: Cost-effectiveness of peer counselling for the education and information related to nutrition and cognitive stimulus among impoverished small children in rural Uganda.
Webinar 3: 10th of November:
Theme: Digital Health
Anders Aune, Norwegian University of Science and Technology: Picterus – Smartphone based monitoring of jaundice in newborns. Detecting bilirubin in skin of newborns by using camera on mobile phone.
Tone Øderud, SINTEF – Applied Research, Technology and Innovation: new hearing service in Tanzania. Use of game technology and development of head-sets for school-based screening of hearing, and service innovation for scale-up.
Rozina Feroz Ali, Interactive Research & Development (IRD-Pakistan): Validating a mobile Decision Support System Application Programming Interface (DSS-API) to guide front-line healthcare workers in scheduling age appropriate immunizations.
Asgeir Johannessen, Oslo University Hospital Ullevål: Treatment of chronic hepatitis B in sub-Saharan Africa: 3-year results of a pilot program in Ethiopia
Agnes Napyo Kasede, University of Bergen: Factors associated with detectable viral load among HIV-infected pregnant women on treatment in Northern Uganda: A cross-sectional study.
Webinar 4: 8th of December:
Theme: Mental health in crisis, vaccine and point of care support
Henriette Risvoll and Ragnhild Dybdahl, University of Oslo: The role of user participation in psychosocial support in humanitarian settings: A qualitative study on practitioners’ and policy- makers’ perspectives.
Valentina Bernasconi, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations: Supporting vaccine development against Lassa fever virus with biological standards
Santiago Martinez, University of Agder: Co-designing gold standard: pocket atlas and point-of-care support for FGS.