About myself

I am a Professor in International health, and I have broad working experience from research and public institutions, international organisations and NGOs.

By training, I am a medical doctor with long and extensive experience in hospital work, research, disease control, management, research management, and teaching and work in developing countries. My professional profile includes surgery in developing countries, population studies, maternal and child health, and control of tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, malaria and malnutrition.

Scientific Publications and Book Chapters  

Current position:

Adjunct Professor, Hawassa University, Ethiopia

Professor emeritus at Centre for International Health, University of Bergen

Professor at Centre for International Health, University of Bergen (up to August 2019)

Senior Consultant (Endocrine and Breast surgery) at Haukeland University Hospital.

E-mail: bernt.lindtjorn@cih.uib.no

My web sites: emaps.uib.no thesis.uib.no lindtjorn.no

Current research projects

Work Experience

  • Centre for International Health, University of Bergen: Professor, 1998 to date (http://www.uib.no/persons/Bernt.Lindtjorn#profil)
  • Centre for International Health, University of Bergen: Director, 1998 – 2000 and 2004 – 2007
  • European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership: Interim Executive Director (December 20, 2004 to June 20, 2005)
  • European Malaria Vaccine Initiative:  Contact Holder (EMVI); 2003 to 2007
  • Health work in Ethiopia: Gidole Hospital (1980 – 1982, 1985; 2008 – 2014), Arba Minch Hospital (1984, 2000 – 2014); Yirga Alem Hospital, (1978-1980; 1985-1987; 1992-1993; 2000 – 2006); Coordinator famine relief work in Ethiopia 1984-1985
  • Haukeland University Hospital: Consultant Specialist in Endocrine Surgery; 1996- date
  • Consultancy work in China, Mongolia, India, Angola, Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Sudan


  • PhD -Epidemiology. University of Bergen, 1992. Thesis: Child health and nutrition. A study from drought prone areas in southern Ethiopia.
  • Medical specialist – General Surgery (Norway, 1996)
  • Cand Med (Medical Degree) – Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. 1976

Supervisor for PhD students


  • Moges Tadesse (Health of pregnant women and neonates)
  • Bereket Yohannes (Food security and nutrition)
  • Mehretu Belayneh (Food security and nutrition)
  • Samrawit Hailu (Child health and nutrition)
  • Hiwot Hailu (School health)
  • Hanibale Atsebeha Zegeye (Malaria epidemiology)
  • Canaan Negash (co-supervisor; prevention of malnutrition)
  • Debritu Nana (co-supervisor; prevention of malnutrition)
  • Alemselam Zebdewos (Co-supervisor; Prevention of anaemia)
  • Hiwot Abera (Demography)
  • Abdela Amano (Co-supervisor; Birth registration)
  • Solomon Hailemariam (Treatment of pneumoni among children)
  • Meselech Roro (Malaria in pregnancy)
  • Tarekegn Solomon (Malaria epidemiology)
  • Lungowe Sitali (Malaria)

Supervisor Master Thesis

Completed: 16

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