Thorkild Tylleskär


Thorkild Tylleskär is a paediatrician and professor in International Health at the Centre for International Health at the University of Bergen, Norway with a focus on child health in low-resource settings together with an interest in eHealth and mHealth applications for health in low resource settings, such as openXdata.

Besides his medical and research training obtained in Uppsala, Sweden he also holds a Master in African Linguistics from Sorbonne University, Paris after extensive field work in present-day Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire). His medical thesis in 1994 describes the toxico-nutritional causation of ‘konzo’, a paralytic disorder permanently crippling women and children in isolated areas of Africa.

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