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.
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.
Current research projects
- Norwegian coordinator NORHED project (2014 – 2019): South Ethiopia Network of Universities in Public Health (SENUPH) improving women’s participation in post graduate education. Cooperation between UiB and Hawassa University.
- Coordinator “Combining indoor residual spraying and long-lasting insecticidal nets for preventing malaria: Cluster randomised trial in Ethiopia” (2012 – 2017); see http://malaria.w.uib.no/maltrials/
- Coordinator: Ongoing research in south Ethiopia on tuberculosis control control (2000 – 2017; see http://bernt.w.uib.no/my-research-areas/tuberculosis/).
- Norwegian coordinator of research programme (2007 – 2014): “Ethiopian Malaria Prediction System (EMAPS)”. Funded by NUFU (2007 – 2012) and University of Bergen (2007 – 2015). (see http://emaps.uib.no/)
- Coordinator of research and intervention programme “Reducing Maternal Mortality” in south Ethiopia (2008 – 2014). A programme in cooperation with the Regional Health Bureau of South Ethiopia. Funded by NORAD and Norwegian Lutheran Mission. (see http://bernt.w.uib.no/health-work/)
- 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