Department of International Collaboration (DIC) was established in 2003. Haukeland University Hospital (HUH) is the leading hospital in Norway, participating in international collaboration with hospitals in the South. We coordinate an increasing number of international projects. Our vision is to have a comprehensive and broad medical collaboration with selected partner hospitals in Africa and Asia.
The mandates of DIC are personnel administration and providing service to the clinical departments when it comes to administration of international projects. DIC assists the clinical departments in project design, application to donors and monitoring of the projects, including reporting on expenditures and budgets.
The department provides updated information about the collaborating countries and has the formal contact with donors and Norwegian Embassies. DIC is responsible for signing of new agreements with donors, collaborating institutions and government agencies in the collaborating countries.
DIC coordinates a steadily increasing number of projects in collaboration with the partner institutions in the South. The department is mainly financed through external projects, but also receives an annual, earmarked allocation from HUH for international activities for employees at HUH.
Jon Wigum Dahl – Head of Department
Office: +47 55 97 33 60
Mobile: +47 95 89 05 39
Mr. Dahl has been employed since the department was established in 2003. His background is as a political scientist, and previously he worked seven years in ILO/UN service in Geneva, Switzerland and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Mr. Dahl was also manager for Health and social services Fusa Municipality, coordinator for internationalization in the city of Bergen, and office manager at Center for International Health, University of Bergen.
Grete Marie Eilertsen – Project coordinator
Office: +47 55 97 47 69
Mobile: +47 97 95 77 23
Ms. Eilertsen has been employed since the department was established in 2003. She has a master in Development Geography/Social Science from the University of Bergen. She is responsible for the HR management, and for Haukeland University Hospital’s projects in Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania/Zanzibar and Nepal. In addition she is administrative Coordinator for the emergency team at Haukeland University Hospital (HUH).
Silje Seterås – Project coordinator
Office: +47 55 97 33 70
Mobile: +47 97 11 00 06
Ms. Seterås has been employed since 2004. Her background is within business and administration from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She is responsible for external funded projects in Tanzania/Zanzibar and Nepal, and is the finance coordinator at the department.
Camilla Skjelbred – Consultant
Office: +47 55 97 21 56
Mobile: +47 90 97 19 27
Ms. Skjelbred has been employed since 2014. She has a bachelor degree in economics and management, with a major in business administration from Bergen University College. She is responsible for the shipment of containers to our projects, and she is assisting in the finance management of DIC; providing practical support to the international FK participants at HUH; maintaining updated webpages; and in general support the running of the office.
- Monday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Saturday CLOSED
- Sunday CLOSED
Konrad Birkhaug's house
Visiting address at Haukeland
- Addiction medicine
HUH is assisting with the rising drug problems on the island, and are in the process of building a Detoxification unit.
The first five specialists in anaestesiology gratuated in 2014, after three years of training at AAU.
- Blood bank
With the link to a modern transfusion service at HUH, and the hospital setting at KCH, it is assumed that the project can model future capacity strengthening projects in transfusion medicine.