Centre for International Health (CIH) at the University of Bergen (UiB) was established in 1988. Since January 2013 the Centre is part of the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
The Centre for International Health was established as a strategic unit for development-related research, education and leadership development on Global Health issues. The Centre for International Health has a particular obligation to initiate, co-ordinate and conduct research and capacity building of importance for the collaboration between the University of Bergen and low-income countries in the field of health.
The Centre has an extensive network of partners in low and middle income countries such as: Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia.
Professor Bjarne Bjorvatn was the initiator and the director of the Centre from 1988. Since then the Centre has been led by the professors Gunnar Kvåle, Bernt Lindtjørn, Rune Nilsen, Knut Fylkesnes and since 1 September 2013 by professor Bente Moen.
The Centre has (Jan 2016) the following permanent professors:Ingunn Engebretsen
Sven Gudmund Hinderaker
Bente E. Moen
Karen Marie Moland
Emeriti:Knut Fylkesnes, emeritus
Kristian H. Heggenhougen, emeritus
Gunnar Kvåle, emeritus
Rune Nilsen, emeritus