The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) was established in 2001 and acts as a national competence institution placed directly under the Ministry of Health and Care Services. The NIPH is responsible for knowledge production and systematic reviews for the health sector and provides knowledge about the population’s health status, influencing factors and how it can be improved. The institute is a national competence institution in the following areas: infectious disease control, physical and mental health, environmental factors, substance abuse, tobacco, nutrition, physical activity and other factors that affects health status and inequality, health-promoting and preventive measures in the population, and global health. The institute primarily provides science-based advices to the Norwegian government.
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Main tasks in the project
NIPH is leader of WP2, leads task 2.1 and contributes in WP1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 11. In WP1 task 1.5, NIPH will contribute with a follow up study of MoBa-participants included in HELIX. MoBa is the Norwegian Mother Child cohort, a prospective health study. The cohort covers a large range of exposures, outcomes and variables from questionnaires and analysed bio-samples.
In task 2.1 NIPH will establish and apply high throughput and highly sensitive methods for quantitative measurements of a plethora of pollutants in samples from pregnant women, children and adolescents and contributes with access to laboratory infrastructure.