University of Oslo

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Fewer Moonshots, More Walks

In a provocative op-ed piece, Jarle Breivik, a professor of medicine at the University of Oslo, takes aim at the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative announced earlier this year by President Obama.  Nice try, he concedes -- but the reality is: "We’re a lot better at fighting cancer. We just can’t cure it." Is this stereotypical Norwegian pessimism or just some badly needed Scandinavian bluntness? Dr. Breivik points out that cancer is fundamentally a disease of aging, and none of us is getting any younger.  All our efforts to improve lifespan end up putting us at risk of living long enough that we'll get some form of cancer...

2019 DHIS2 Conference

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
June 17, 2019 (All day) - June 20, 2019 (All day)

The 2019 DHIS2 Annual Conference is an opportunity for the Community to meet and share experiences on DHIS2 implementations. The conference will bring together implementers, developers, ministry representatives, technical partners, and donors from around the world. Participants will learn from exciting DHIS2 innovations through 4 days of use cases, thematic presentations, and live demos from the developers. Through a mix of invited key speakers, community-driven presentations from the open call for abstracts, and social events, there will be ample opportunities to network with peers and experienced DHIS2 implementers.

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