Community Medicine Research Collaboration with Norweigian University

Collaborative Research Programme of the Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura with the Norweigian University of Science and Technology.

Department of Community Medicine, faculty of Medical sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka has a collaborative research programme with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser who received the half of the Nobel Prize for medicine for 2014 are from this university.



This collaboration is funded by the GLOBVAC programme of the Research Council of Norway which supports high-quality research with potential for high impact that can contribute to sustainable improvements in health and health equity for poor people in low-and lower-middle income countries (LMIC).This ADVANCE study focuses on violence that occurs within families – domestic violence. The overall project objective is to improve antenatal care services for victims of domestic violence in Nepal and Sri Lanka in order to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. In Sri Lanka main objectives of the project are:

  • To assess the prevalence of and risk factors for domestic violence experienced by pregnant women in: (i) Colombo district and (ii) the tea plantation sectors of Badulla district.
  • To determine the prevalence and consequences of abuse perpetrated by health care workers in antenatal care settings in Colombo district.

Professor Berit Schei is the Principal Investigator who is Professor of Women’s Health, Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of MedicineNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


The collaborating institution in Sri Lanka is the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Colombo.The collaborating institution in Nepal is Kathmandu University (KU), including two affiliate institutes: Dhulikhel Hospital&Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital.    The final partner institution is the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  The research team also includes advisors from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore (USA) and Linnaeus University in Kalmar (Sweden).

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