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21 November 2017:
The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: From 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health

The transformational SIGHT event’s first part, including two Swedish State secretaries, Eva Svedling and Agneta Karlsson. Click here to take part!

The panel and discussions included here, click to take part in the second and final part of the event!

SIGHT, The Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, vid Kungliga Vetenskapsakademin och den svenska partnern för ”Lancet Countdown 2030 om hälsa och klimatförändringar” vid epidemiologi och global hälsa, Umeå universitet inbjuder dig till ett halvdagsseminarium om hälsopåverkan av ett klimat som ändras; utmaningar och lösningar globalt och för Sverige. Det görs med lanseringen av The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: From 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health.

Time: 21 november 2017 kl 09:00-12:00

Venue: Beijer hall, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm

15 November 2017:
Youth, Health and the Global Goals: Dialogue with Melinda Gates

See the movie about the event! Listen to Jens, Vera, Andreas, Georgia and other students about the future of global health!

For those of you who could not come to see the dialogue between Melinda Gates and the students, you may still see this here!

Date: 15 November 2017, 17:30-20:00

Venue: the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm

The Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT) and its collaborators welcome university students to participate in an interactive evening at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences where we will discuss and showcase innovative intersectoral approaches to global health and development in light of the 2030 Agenda and how different disciplines can work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The evening will include a keynote talk by Melinda Gates from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation followed by a dialogue with students and the audience, interactive panel discussions with researchers and policy makers, a prize ceremony for the inaugural SIGHT Award as well as a mingle. The event is free of charge and light food and drink will be served.
The event is a collaboration between the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT), AIESEC, Effective Altruism at KTH, SU and SSE, International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA) Stockholm, Mother and Child Health Association (MACHA), Stockholm Association of International Affairs, Swedish Society of Medicine´s Student and Junior Doctor Section, the Swedish Network for International Health (SNIH) and the Swedish Organization for Global Health (SOGH). This event is also a part of the Global Health Seminar Series.

3 November 2017:
Animating the SDGs: experience of applying interlinkages for Global Health
(a SIGHT workshop, part of the European Public Health Conference 2017 in Stockholm)


Peter Friberg
“A healthy future in SIGHT”

Sarah Dickin
“Towards universal access at the water-health nexus” (click for presentation download)

Tobias Alfvén
“Global Child Health in the era of the Sustainable Developments Goals: How can Sweden best contribute?”

Elisabet Lindgren
“Climate change and Health: challenges and opportunities” (Click for presentation download)

Abstract of the SIGHT workshop:

The manner in which the different SDGs refer to each other, through the wording of the goals’ targets, is a key development since the MDG era. Mapping interaction between different goals of the 2030 Agenda will benefit cooperation across disciplines and sectors. This is a major challenge worldwide with prevailing silos. It will hence be essential for concerted efforts as activities that are implemented to the benefit of a specific goal may not only have positive effects, but actually have adverse effects on reaching another of the 17 SDGs.

Theoretical models to use for this work have been developed. [Nilsson M, Griggs D, Visbeck M, Map the interactions between the Sustainable Development Goals, Nature 2016] Using such models to develop knowledge to guide how to optimise implementation will be important and useful in policy- and decision-making globally. The exploration of interlinkages should also be used as a basis for joint learning in education, students/researchers, and for establishing collaborations across sectors and policy domains. Tools for assessing interlinkages constitute a global public good.

SIGHT’s first thematic activities include the project “Global Child Health in the era of the Sustainable Developments Goals: How can Sweden best contribute?” A multidisciplinary mix of researchers working together on the topic of child health, have been supported by some of the experts on SDG interlinkages to develop what will be several deliverables, including a policy brief. During the workshop, SIGHT will showcase the methods that were used during the process to produce a new dimension in global child health. SIGHT representatives and partners will present lessons learnt including challenges and opportunities encountered during the process towards developing such a tool ending with practical and generic recommendations useful for the 2030 Agenda and all SDGs globally.

The workshop will be interactive with ample time for Q&A, comments, and suggestions.

1-2 June 2017:
SIGHT Inception workshop

SIGHT invited a range of senior global health champions to provide input in SIGHT’s formative phase of establishment.

24 April 2017:
Protecting refugee health upon resettlement: an intersectoral undertaking (roundtable discussion)
SIGHT is part of working towards a scoping review on the subject of refugees and healthcare in host countries.

5 April 2017:
Global Child Health in the era of the Sustainable Developments Goals: How can Sweden best contribute? (workshop)
The first workshop at SIGHT, to establish the SIGHT approach of interdisciplinary research with a global perspective, applied on the field of child health.