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Norwegian Institute of Public Health

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is a government administrative agency under the Ministry of Health and Care Services, which should primarily provide knowledge of public health and legal protection.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is a national institution of expertise in the fields of:

  • protection from infectious diseases
  • mental and physical health
  • environmental factors, intoxicants, tobacco, nutrition, physical activity and other factors affecting public health and differences in health
  • health-promoting and preventive measures in the population
  • international health
  • forensic medicine

Advice and monitoring of infectious outbreaks

The Disease Control Division of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health is responsible for monitoring infectious diseases and infectious agents, clarification of infectious outbreaks, vaccines and vaccinations.

It also provides advice on protection from and prevention of infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, to the authorities, health personnel and the general population.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is responsible for the Norwegian tuberculosis statistics (link in Norwegian) through the messaging system for infectious diseases (MSIS) (link in Norwegian).

Information materials on tuberculosis

LHL International’s cooperation with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health primarily applies to work with tuberculosis in Norway. An important part of this cooperation includes developing information brochures about tuberculosis. The Norwegian Institute of Public health (NIPH) has quality assured our brochures, and from 2014 it has also been responsible for the storage, distribution and reprints of the brochures.

Here you can download our brochures on tuberculosis (in Norwegian).

LHL International and the NIPH also cooperate through the National Tuberculosis Committee. The Tuberculosis Committee shall ensure good cooperation between the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and other tuberculosis experts in the community on the prevention and control of tuberculosis. The Committee shall give the Norwegian Institute of Public Health input and advice to evaluate existing measures and to take initiative for new measures.

Read more about the Norwegian Institute of Public Health here.