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WHO Director-General named Honorary Doctor in Umeå

2018-04-25
Two African scientists become new honorary doctors at the Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University, Sweden. They are Julia Goedecke at the University of Cape Town and the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Master’s student in Public Health is Global Swede 2018

2018-04-17
Nora Nindi Arista, from Palembang Indonesia and a final term student of Master’s in Public Health is nominated as Umeå University’s Global Swede 2018. This recognition is a joint initiative between ...

Indian rural women late in seeking breast cancer care

2018-03-22
Women in rural India are waiting long before seeking medical care for breast cancer. Most of the Indian women do not know the possibility of inspecting their own body and many of them have not even he...

Warmer climate can give Europe dengue fever

2018-01-30
Large parts of Europe can suffer from the dreaded dengue fever unless climate change is attenuated. This is what Jing Helmersson shows in a new dissertation at Umeå University. It is the mosquito that...

Tenure track positions in Infection biology and Cancer research at WCMM

2017-12-15
Tenure track research positions as Assistant Professor (Associate Senior Lecturer) at WCMM are now open for application. In these announcements, the Centre is looking for outstanding researchers – Wal...

Social capital is an important factor for the well-being among Ukrainians

2017-12-11
Before the current Ukrainian military conflict began in 2014, social capital was characterized as comparably low and unequally distributed among different groups in the Ukrainian society. However, due...

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.

"Hackfest" gathers experts to develop data program that can predict epidemics

2017-06-22
On 20–22 June, international experts on mosquito-borne diseases from WHO and Umeå University and elsewhere met with software developers from Microsoft to further advance early warnings and response sy...

Internationally renowned researchers appointed honorary doctors

2017-06-01
Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, And Dr. Paul Jenkins, chief statistician at Bassett Healthcare in New York, have been appointed ...

Graduation Ceremony 2017

2017-05-31
The Graduation Ceremony for International Master’s programmes was held on Tuesday 30 May. 116 graduating students received their congratulatory scroll from Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson in the annual...

Umeå University alumni new head of WHO

2017-05-24
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former student at the division Epidemiology and Global Health, have been appointed to Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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