Norwegian Institute of Public Health

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt, Folkehelseinstituttet, FHI) is a subordinate institution to the Ministry of Health and Care Services. The NIPH acts as a national competence institution for governmental authorities, the health service, the judiciary, prosecuting authorities, politicians, the media and the general public. The institute consists of an administrative division and five scientific divisions: Infectious Disease Control, Environmental Medicine, Epidemiology, Mental Health and Forensic Toxicology and Drug Abuse Research. Main objectives: Health surveillance to give a good overview of the population’s health; research to give the best knowledge about what affects public health; and prevention i.e. good preparedness, advice and services of high quality Current and new areas: Preparedness (communicable diseases and environmental medicine), mental health, drug research, health, population studies, laboratory-based research and surveillance.


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Psychology & Psychiatry

What motivates people to look after their brain health?

The prospect of experiencing symptoms of cognitive or mental decline is a key motivation to undertake lifestyle changes for better brain health, according to the second public report from the Lifebrain consortium in collaboration ...


How to promote brain health?

People want clear, evidence-based information about exactly which lifestyle changes can improve their brain health, according to a new report from the Lifebrain consortium in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of ...

Medical research

Vaccines from BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna can be combined

More people in Norway are being offered a vaccine from the drug manufacturer Moderna for their second dose, even though they received a vaccine from BioNTech / Pfizer for their first dose. Combining vaccines provides similar ...


In Norway, vaccination coverage varies with birth country

Vaccination coverage varies with country of birth, according to a new review about the proportion of people vaccinated among immigrant groups conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The reasons for the differences ...

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