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Global Health Group

Our groups research is focused on maternal and child health.

Research focus and goals

Our current research is mostly focused on maternal and child health, with special emphasis on three interrelated conditions:

  1. maternal and child malaria and other infections
  2. preterm birth
  3. childhood malnutrition

Many of our current research projects are formed around clinical trials, but with significant biomedical, public health, and social science components. By combining the various approaches, we wish to produce new knowledge on molecular, environmental and social events leading to health, test new interventions to prevent or manage certain conditions, and provide evidence on the social, economic, and political acceptability of possible interventions.

Contact persons

Per Ashorn

Group leader, professor of paediatrics

per.ashorn [at]

+358 40 7280 354