University of Oslo


The University of Oslo is a Norwegian University recognized for its quality research, its faculties and its museums. The University is also known for its global engagement, frequently engaging in collaborative projects around the world.

The University of Oslo has bilateral agreements with the University of Malawi and has collaborated with Kamuzu College of Nursing on numerous projects. These include a three year maternal mortality project which ran from 2008 to 2011. This project aimed to make pregnancy safer amidst the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Malawi. The study titled: Maternal Mortality amid the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Malawi: Reviews to make pregnancy safer and promote human development, was designed to specifically examine sociocultural, preventable, avoidable and mitigating factors linked to maternal death.

Faculty and researchers from the University of Oslo and Kamuzu College of Nursing have also co-published papers on topics including: Re-Marriage Decisions among people living in rural Southern Malawi. The University of Oslo is also a collaborating partner on a project for the Development of a novel nursing and midwifery graduate and postgraduate training programme in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, alongside the University of Tromso and the University of Malawi. The coordinator for this project is from the University of Oslo, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Babill Stray Pedersen. This project began in 2013 and is expected to continue until 2018.

Joint Publications

Gombachika, Belinda Chimphamba and Heidi Fjeld. "Re-marriage decisions among people living with HIV in rural Southern Malawi." International Journal of Medical Sociology and Anthropology (2013): 026-033. Online. Available at: .

Kululanga, Lucy I, et al. "Male Involvement in Maternity Health Care in Malawi." African Jouranal of Reproductive Health (2012): 145-157. Online. Available at: .

Kumbani, Lily C., et al. "Do Malawian Women critically assess the quality of care? A qualitative study on Women's perceptions of perinatal care at a district hospital in Malawi." Reproductive Health Journal (2012): 1-14. Online. .

Kumbani, Lily Caroline, et al. "Adverse Perinatal outcomes in Chiradzulu, Southern Malawi." African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health 6.4 (2013): 190-197.



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