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Epidemiology and Global Health

Welcome to Epidemiology and Global Health - a multi-disciplinary unit with a truly global approach to epidemiology and public health.

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The Somali-Swedish Collaboration in Research for Health

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Our VISION is to be a leading academic centre for research and education which contributes to equitable and sustainable improvements in health and welfare across the globe.

Our MISSION is to conduct ethically sound, transdisciplinary, and innovative research and education, and to engage with society.

Our daily work is guided by the following VALUES:
• A concern for ethics, equity, empowerment, and the environment
• Freedom of thought and expression
• Open mindedness and mutual respect

Staff and students from all corners of the world share a common goal of extending their knowledge of public health challenges, working alongside each other from regional, national and global perspectives.

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News from the Division

Umeå University and KI researchers publish journal articles on mobile health

2017-08-29
In a special issue of the journal Global Health Action, researchers at Umeå University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden explore how mobile health (mHealth) can increase the readiness of healthcare ...

Education campaigns needed to mitigate indoor air pollution in slum households

2017-08-29
A study of air pollution levels in Kenyan slum households show that levels are especially high in homes using wood and kerosene as cooking fuels. But despite the high levels of harmful fine particles ...

WHO supports Swedish-Somali collaboration

2017-08-17
Somali-Swedish Collaboration in Research for Health is an initiative where doctors and nurses from Somalia can develop knowledge and skills through research in Somalia. The programme, led from Umeå Un...

TEDxUmeå: Why it's important to continue aiming for a fact-based worldview

2017-07-11
Watch Klara Johansson, researcher at Epidemiology and Global Health, lecture about the importance of a worldview based och facts. From TEDxUmeå, 3 May 2017.

TEDxUmeå: Why we lost the first round against climate change and how to fix it

2017-07-11
Watch the video of Mattias Goldmann's lecture about the difficulties to communicate about climate change. From TEDxUmeå, 3 May 2017.


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Contact Information

Epidemiology and Global Health Unit
Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden 

Visiting Address
Building 9B, University Hospital, Entrance X5

Tel:  +46 90 786 55 11

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Contacts at Epidemiology and Global Health

Head of the unit
Anneli Ivarsson

Administrative co-ordinator 
Karin Johansson

Director of studies - MPH programs
Marie Lindkvist

Director of studies - Research training Miguel San Sebastian