Norwegian initiative to combat global health problems

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The Government recently reiterated Norway’s commitment to this effort in the newly adopted Norwegian white paper on global health.

The Research Council of Norway’s Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) plays a key role in Norwegian efforts to improve the health of women and children and to fight infectious disease around the world.

An area in rapid development

There has been rapid growth in this research field in the past few years. The programme recently allocated NOK 146 million to 18 projects in the following areas: vaccine and vaccination research, health systems and health-policy research, innovation in technology and methods and implementation research.

Several of these projects will be headed by new, young researchers who received special “Young scientist grants” in this round of allocations.

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