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Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

The department of Epidemiology and Global Health Unit is an international, multidisciplinary research and teaching environment located within Umeå University’s Faculty of Medicine. Founded in 1986, we now have around 80 people from all over the world working in the Unit, with a shared mission to contribute to equitable and sustainable improvements in health and welfare across the globe.

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Collaboration

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Director-General recommends public health studies
Director-General recommends public health studies

Dr. Tedros, WHO Director-General and honorary doctor at Umeå University, urges studies in health.

Privatised education did not lead to more doctors in Tanzania
Privatised education did not lead to more doctors in Tanzania

Press release about Nathanael Sirili's dissertation

News from Epidemiology and Global Health

WCMM grants postdoctoral Fellowships at the Faculty of Medicine
Published: 07 Feb, 2019

Four collaborative pairs receive funding from WCMM for joint postdoctoral Fellowships.

Extreme heat threatens to overwhelm hospitals around the world
Published: 29 Nov, 2018

New report shows that rising temperatures are exposing people to unacceptably high health risks.

Peace prize laureate Mukwege lectures in Umeå
Published: 23 Nov, 2018

On Saturday 15 December, Nobel laureate Denis Mukwege will hold a special lecture in Aula Nordica.

Abdominal obesity common among women in rural Indonesia
Published: 24 Oct, 2018

Abdominal obesity is seven times more common among women than among men in Indonesia's rural area.