Dr Peter Friberg co-founder and Director of SIGHT. He is professor at Sahlgrenska academy, University of Gothenburg and senior consultant at Sahlgrenska university hospital. He is the former president of the Swedish society of medicine, member of the committee for development research of the Swedish Research Council and chairperson of the health promotion and behaviour panel at Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare. His research is focused on the cardiovascular and psychosocial field, including joint research performance with African Population Health Research Center.
Sara Causevic is a global health policy analyst. She has fifteen years of experience in leading research projects, program management, and policy work. She formerly worked for UNFPA and was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA. She is a Commissioner with the ”Lancet-SIGHT Commission on peaceful societies through health and gender equality.” Sara is the co-founder of Women in Global Health Sweden. She is a PhD student at the Karolinska Institutet interested in global health and governance, health systems, and forced migration. Sara holds an MSc in Global Health Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BSc and MA in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sarajevo.
Johan Dahlstrand has an academic background in development economics from Stockholm School of Economics, complemented with an internship at the UN Secretariat in New York, and minor field study/ thesis in Haiti. Until recently, he has been committed to management of implementation of international development cooperation with strong emphasis on global health. His experience spans twelve years of work with both multilateral and bilateral support, including manager of a single source framework agreement with Sida 2012-2016. His has managed projects and programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia, the Pacific and the Western Balkans.
Sara Fewer is a global health policy analyst. She manages the Lancet-SIGHT Commission Secretariat, hosted at SIGHT. She formerly served as Co-Director of the Global Health Group’s Evidence to Policy Initiative at the University of California, San Francisco, where she led policy analysis and outreach on health systems and financing. She co-managed the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health Secretariat and contributed to the Lancet commissions on tuberculosis and malaria eradication. She has a Master in Public Policy and a Master in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.
Per Leimar has a background as an analyst, monitoring community and research – especially the relationship between politics, legislation and public health, primarily focusing on alcohol, on Sweden’s state retail alcohol monopoly, Systembolaget since the early 1990s, and Sweden’s largest non-profit organization, IOGT-NTO, since 2012. Per has also a background in Chinese and has worked at the culture department at the Swedish Embassy in Beijing in the late 1980s.
Dr Göran Tomson, co-founder and senior advisor SIGHT, Senior Professor International Health Systems Research Karolinska Institutet (KI), visiting Professor Shandong University, China. His global research and policy work focuses on interventions for universal health coverage. Capacity building is a priority as is evidence informed policies (e.g. in Laos and Uganda). He is member of several research councils’ global health committees and boards, coordinated what led to the Alliance for Health Policy Systems Research WHO, where he is now advisor. Co-founder of the ReAct network to contain antibiotic resistance. He was awarded KI’s Ethics prize 2014.
Gabriella Hök is on board as Programme Leader for the SIGHT Fellows Programme and Swedish Networks for Global Health Manager. She has extensive national and international experience in development and coordination of multi-sectorial health responses, strengthening national systems and organisations, as well as promoting and realizing strategic and sector wide partnerships at local, national and international levels. She has a Master in International Studies, Uppsala University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Development Studies from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.