WHO Director-General in unique Stockholm meeting with students

Students surrounding the WHO Director-General and SIGHT secretariat representatives at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

14 February 2018

– Students are important advisors for WHO, the World Health Organisation’s director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says, at a unique Sweden visit. When the director-general landed in Stockholm he wanted to visit SIGHT, the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. There he had a roundtable discussion with around 30 students from the SIGHT network, representing different scientific disciplines, universities and student organisations.
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SIGHT Award – new global health prize inaugurated

13 November 2017

Today the newly established SIGHT Award is publicly announced for the first time.
The Swedish professor Andreas Mårtensson receives the prize for his pioneering work to find strategies to fight malaria.
Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, SIGHT, has initiated SIGHT Award to reward ”excellent scientific achievement within global health”.
The prize of SEK 100 000 has been enabled with support from the Einhorn Family Foundation and is presented by Melinda Gates in Stockholm on November 15tth.
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