Global health

Fafo’s health-related research focuses on social dimensions of ill-health including inequity, vulnerability, coping strategies and adaptation. Our aim is to promote high-quality research and evaluations to improve health and achieve equity in health. We have a particular focus on marginalized populations which includes populations in conflict and fragile settings.

As key drivers of socio-economic development, strategies for promoting, protecting and supporting optimal health have gained increasing global attention in the past decade. Health is an integral part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the UN, and achieving equity in health requires both a state responsibility and global collective action. Socio-economic inequalities translate into inequalities in access to food, health services, and other public services. This leads to socioeconomic differences in various health outcomes, such as disease, undernutrition and premature death. In fragile situations, health may deteriorate both because of direct casualties from conflict or disaster and indirectly due to the breakdown of service provision.

Fafo’s areas of public health research expertise include mortality estimations; women and child health, and nutrition especially food insecurity and infant feeding practices. Health modules are integral parts of Fafo’s living conditions surveys as well as research related to conflict, disaster and environmental adaptation. A key aspect of our work in these areas is to develop indicators and measurement methods for correctly assessing changes in health and nutrition.

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Anne Hatløy, Ketil Bråthen, Svein Erik Stave og Anne Inga Hilsen
Fafo-notat 2021:19
Anne Hatløy, Ketil Bråthen, Svein Erik Stave og Anne Inga Hilsen
Fafo-notat 2020:15
Anne Hatløy, Ketil Bråthen, Svein Erik Stave og Anne Inga Hilsen
Fafopaper 2020:16
Ellen Cecilie Andresen and Anne Hatløy
Faforeport 2020:11
Ellen Cecilie Andresen og Anne Hatløy
Fafo-rapport 2019:24
Faktaflak - Konsekvenser av Covid-19
Anne Hatløy, Ketil Bråthen, Svein Erik Stave and Anne Inga Hilsen
Fafo Paper 2019:29
Anne Hatløy, Ketil Bråthen, Svein Erik Stave og Anne Inga Hilsen
Fafo-notat 2019:25
Anne Hatløy og Ketil Bråthen
Fafo-notat 2019:11
Anne Hatløy, Ketil Bråthen, Svein Erik Stave and Anne Inga Hilsen
Fafo-paper 2019:12
Anne Hatløy, Ketil Bråthen, Svein Erik Stave og Anne Inga Hilsen
Fafo-notat 2019:09
Åge A. Tiltnes, Huafeng Zhang and Jon Pedersen
The living conditions of Syrian refugees in Jordan
Results from the 2017-2018 survey of Syrian refugees inside and outside camps
Fafo-report 2019:04
Fafo-report 2017:24
Anne Hatløy and Tone Sommerfelt
Fafo-report 2018:06
Hanne Bogen og Hedda Flatø
Offentlig og privat tjenesteproduksjon
Om sykehus drevet av ideelle organisasjoner
Fafo-notat 2015:06
Åge A. Tiltnes and Huafeng Zhang
Progress, challenges, diversity
Insights into the socio-economic conditions of Palestinian refugees in Jordan
Fafo-report 2013:42
Jon Pedersen
Health and Conflict
A review of the links
Fafo-report 2009:20

Lawrence King, Gábor Scheiring & Elias Nosrati

Deaths of Despair in Comparative Perspective

Annual Review of Sociology , 2022

Debritu Nane, Anne Hatløy & Bernt Lindtjørn

Barriers to Management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition Among Children Aged 6 to 59 Months in Damot Pulassa, Wolaita, South Ethiopia
A Phenomenological Study of Mothers and Health Service Providers

Food and Nutrition Bulletin , 2022

Christiane Horwood, Sphindile Mapumulo, Lyn Haskins, Vaughn John, Silondile Luthuli, Thorkild Tylleskär, Paulin Mutombo, Ingunn M. S. Engebretsen, Mala Ali Mapatano & Anne Hatløy

A North–South-South partnership in higher education to develop health research capacity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The challenge of finding a common language.

Health Research Policy and Systems , 2021

Anne Hatløy, Silondile Luthuli, Vaughn John, Lyn Haskins, Sphindile Mapumulo, Paulin Mutombo, Thorkild Tylleskär, Ingunn M. S. Engebretsen, Christiane Horwood & Mala Ali Mapatano

‘I am not only beneficial to the community but to the entire country, I am trained as a researcher now’

Global Public Health , 2021

Bruno Masquelier, Lucia Hug, David Sharrow, Danzhen You, Daniel Hogan, Kenneth Hill, Jing Liu, Jon Pedersen and Leontine Alkema

Global, regional, and national mortality trends in older children and young adolescents (5–14 years) from 1990 to 2016: an analysis of empirical data

The Lancet , 2018

Marianne Sandsmark Morseth, Navnit Kaur Grewal, Ida Sophie Kaasa, Anne Hatløy, Ingrid Barikmo and Sigrun Henjum

Dietary diversity is related to socioeconomic status among adult Saharawi refugees living in Algeria , 2017

Bumbangi NF, Muma JB, Choongo K, Mukanga M, Velu MR , Veldman F, Hatløy A , Mapatano MA

Occurrence and factors associated with aflatoxin contamination of raw peanuts from Lusaka district's markets, Zambia

Food Control , 2016

Hedda Flatø and Huafeng Zhang

Inequity in level of healthcare utilization before and after universal health coverage reforms in China
Evidence from household surveys in Sichuan Province

International Journal for Equity in Health , 2016

Kismul H, Hatløy, Andersen P, Mapatano M, Van den Broeck J and Molland KM (2015).

The social context of severe child malnutrition: a qualitative household case study from a rural area of the Democratic Republic of Congo

International Journal for Equity in Health , 2015

Jon Pedersen and Jing Liu

Child Mortality Estimation , 2012

Bøås M and Hatløy A

Alcohol and drugs in post-war Sierra Leone

Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies , 2008

Hallund J, Hatløy A, Benesi I and Thilsted SH

Snacks are important for fat and vitamin intakes among rural African women: a cross-sectional study from Malawi

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition , 2007

Torheim LE, Ouattara F, Diarra MM, Thiam FD, Barikmo I, Hatløy A and Oshaug A

Nutrition adequacy and dietary diversity in rural Mali: association and determinants

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition , 2004

Torheim LE, Barikmo I, Parr C, Hatløy A, Ouatara F, Oshaug A

Validation of food variety as an indicator of diet quality assessed with a food frequency questionnaire for Western Mali

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition , 2003

Torheim LE, Barikmo I, Hatløy A, Ouattara F, Diarra M and Oshaug A

Validation of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire in Western Mali , 2001

Hatløy A, Hallund J, Diarra MM and Oshaug A

Food variety scores, socio-economic status and nutritional status in urban and rural areas in Koutiala (Mali)

Public Health Nutrition , 2000

Sampaio FS, von der Fehr FR, Arneberg P, Gigante DP, Hatløy A

A Risk factors for dental fluorosis in 6-11 year-old children living in rural areas of Paraiba – Brazil.

Caries Research , 1999

Hatløy A, Torheim LE and Oshaug A

Food variety – a good indicator of nutritional adequacy? A case study from an urban area in Mali, West Africa

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition , 1998

Nordeide MB, Hatløy A, Følling M, Lie E and Oshaug A

Nutrient composition and nutritional importance of green leaves and wild food resources in an agricultural district, Koutiala, in Southern Mali

International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition , 1996

Anne Hatløy, Malena Kyvik Martens & Svein Erik Stave

Matsystemer i norsk utviklingspolitikk
Matsikkerhet, klimatilpasset landbruk og ernæring , 2019