A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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Jon-Oyvind Odland

Jon-Oyvind Odland

Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Secretary, International Union for Circumpolar Health
Jon Øyvind Odland, født 29.05.54

Updated February 2018

MD 1980, Laudabilis. Specialist Obstetrics and Gynecology 1990.

PhD University of Tromso 2000.

Professor of Global Health, NTNU, Trondheim (2018---- full position).

Professor of International Health, Faculty of Health Sciences and Department of Community Medicine, UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø (2007-2017 full time. From 2018 20% position).

Visiting professor, Department of Public Health, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2013--)

Visiting professor, GYN/OB Department, College of Medicine, University of Malawi (2013-)

Key National Expert, Sustainable Development Working Group, Arctic Council (2010--)

President of the Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research (2009-- 2011)

Chair of AMAP Human Health Assessment Group (2009 --).

2005-2010: Board member, Board for International stipends, The Norwegian Research Council;

2005-2009: Board member MILGENHEL, The Norwegian Research Council

2009-2012: Chair of the Board MILGENHEL (from 2011 MILPAAHEL), The Norwegian Research Council

2012 - 2015: President, International Union of Circumpolar Health.

2000 -: Teacher and supervisor in Health Education, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Public Health at Bachelor, Master, and PhD level in Norway, Russia, Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Island, Iceland, Canada, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Australia, Argentina, and Vietnam.

Totally 20 PhD students supervised to their final dissertation, in Norway, Russia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa.

PhD candidates at different stages in Norway, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Russia, focused on birth registry studies, obstetrics, and public health, Supervision of 2-3 Master thesis annually since 2000. Module leader of Global Health at the International semester at the Medical school, 4th year, The Health Faculty, UiT.

Leader of the Master Program in Global Health, NTNU from 2018.

Scientific editor, Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Selected publications last five years (totally 158 cited in Pubmed and 213 registered in Cristin.no

Bravo N, Grimalt JO, Chashchin M, Chashchin VP, Odland JØ.Drivers of maternal accumulation of organohalogen pollutants in Arctic areas (Chukotka, Russia) and 4,4'-DDT effects on the newborns. Environ Int. 2019 Mar;124:541-552. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.01.049.

Sovershaeva E, Shamu T, Wilsgaard T, Bandason T, Flægstad T, Katzenstein D, Ferrand RA, Odland J. Patterns of detectable viraemia among children and adults with HIV infection taking antiretroviral therapy in Zimbabwe. Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Jan;78:65-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.10.019.

Majonga ED, Rehman AM, Simms V, Mchugh G, Mujuru HA, Nathoo K, Odland JO, Patel MS, Kaski JP, Ferrand RA. High prevalence of echocardiographic abnormalities in older HIV-infected children taking antiretroviral therapy. AIDS. 2018 Nov 28;32(18):2739-2748. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002031.

Odland ML, Membe-Gadama G, Kafulafula U, Jacobsen GW, Odland JØ, Darj E.

Effects of refresher training on the use of manual vacuum aspiration in the treatment of incomplete abortions: a quasi-experimental study in Malawi. BMJ Glob Health. 2018 Sep 23;3(5):e000823. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000823.

Nliwasa M, MacPherson P, Gupta-Wright A, Mwapasa M, Horton K, Odland JØ, Flach C, Corbett EL. High HIV and active tuberculosis prevalence and increased mortality risk in adults with symptoms of TB: a systematic review and meta-analyses. J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Jul;21(7):e25162. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25162. Review.

Roik, Elena Evgenievna; Sharashova, Ekaterina; Kharkova, Olga Alexandrovna; Nieboer, Evert; Postoev, Vitaly Alexandrovich; Odland, Jon Øyvind. Sociodemographic characteristics, sexual behaviour and knowledge about cervical cancer prevention as risk factors for high-risk human papillomavirus infection in Arkhangelsk, North-West Russia. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2018; Volum 77 (1). ISSN 1239-9736.s doi: 10.1080/22423982.2018.1498681.

Ten book chapters in environmental and maternal health related issues since 2000.

Editor of four AMAP Human Health Assessment Reports 1998-2015 (www.amap.no).

Co-author of the Report to the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety: Benefit and risk assessment of breast milk for infant health in Norway. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) 2013.

Editor of a book: Teenage Reproductive Health: Pregnancy, Contraception, Unsafe Abortion, Fertility. Published by IJERPH, 2018.

Ongoing studies:

PI of the Breathe study, supported by Globvac. Ongoing clinical trial of azithromycin treatment of lung complications in HIV-positive children and adolescents in Malawi and Zimbabwe. The first papers are published.

PI of the MISA cohort of Northern Norway. Five PhD candidates finished using the MISA cohort, with focus on pregnancy outcome, persistent toxic substances, nutrition, and endocrine disruption.

Chair of Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program Human Health Assessment Group (AMAP).

Coordinator of national studies in all Arctic countries. Ongoing “twin studies” on contaminants, nutrition and pregnancy outcome in South Africa, Argentina, Australia, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Birth registry studies in Arkhangelsk and Murmansk. Eight PhD students in Tromsø, Trondheim, Arkhangelsk, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. Co-PI for health and environment studies in North-west Russia, Nenets, Yakutia and Chukotka in collaboration with North West Public Health Research Center, St.Petersburg, and The Federal University of St.Petersburg, named after Mechnikov.

Recently granted a program on PhD education and research in The Arctic Russia by the SiU, Center for International Education, Bergen, Norway.

Leader of the NORHED program “A Novel program for Master- and PhD education of midwives in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia”.

Ongoing establishment of a federal screening program on cervical cancer in North-West Russia in collaboration with regional health authorities. Recently three papers for dr. Roik`s PhD, se list of publications.