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A core objective of BRIGHT is to share our results, progress, and to increase the knowledge about Bilharzia.

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Although the situations portrayed on this website are typical of the research none of the persons in this website are research patients (study participants). None of the persons portrayed in the treatment and investigative situations are minors. They have kindly given their permissions to publish the images.
Kinldy credit photographer Håvard Holme.

 


Staff exchange

PhD and Masters students @ BRIGHT and staff may visit the institutions in the network. This is a way to receive both informal and formal training, participate in meetings, share knowledge, learn high-tech laboratory techniques and how to do fieldwork in the remotest of... read more

Preparing a project

Professor Costas Balas (Technical University of Chania in Greece/skype) meets with Santiago Martinez, Svein Gunnar Gundersen, Eyrun Kjetland and Martin Gerdes in a thrust to disseminate the WHO Pocket Atlas for Female Genital Schistosomiasis to the whole of Africa. The professors came from University of KwaZulu-Natal, Oslo University Hospital, and University of Agder to meet @BRIGHT... read more

Critical PhD

Dr Hashini Galappaththi-Arachchige defended her doctoral thesis where she explored the accuracy of different diagnostic tools. She found that we must find other methods to identify Female Genital Schistosomiasis. She described how river water contact is associated with genital symptoms in adolescent girls and young women in rural South Africa. ## Dean of University of Oslo Professor Borghild Roald leads the prossession, followed by Prof Charles King (Case Western University, United States), Prof Kyllike Christensen (Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden), Professor Annetine Staff (University of Oslo, Norway) and PhD Candidate Hashini Nilushika Galappaththi-Arachchige (Medical doctor, PhD) Sri Lanka/Norway/South... read more
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