25 November 2018 at Eric Ericson Hall:
Voices 4 Health – Concert & SIGHT Award
A concert with first performances by Swedish Youth Choir, led by Erik Westberg, the annual SIGHT Award was presented to Johanna Lindahl by Susanne Einhorn. For pictures.
6 November 2018:
After the eradication of polio – what is next for global health?
With only 22 cases of wild polio virus reported in Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2017, polio eradication is imminent, with major implications beyond the creation of the global public good of ending a disease for only the second time in history. This decrease in polio cases is a success for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the longest, largest and most expensive global health programme in history, amounting to over US $15 billion. With eradication on the horizon, the GPEI is scaling down its operations and planning its own closure. The challenge and opportunity now arises from the fact that the GPEI has built up tremendous ‘polio assets’ that need to be transitioned so they can be used for further health related challenges.
The aim of the event at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, was to raise awareness and stimulate debate among global health stakeholders in Sweden on the post-polio transition within the context of the sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda.
A report will be published soon here.
The event was moderated by Professor Anna Mia Ekström, Professor at Karolinska Institutet.
The speakers were:
Anders Nordström, Ambassador for Global Health at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Peter Friberg, Co-founder and Director of the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation; Ranieri Guerra, ADG WHO Strategic Initiatives; Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Professor at Aga Khan University and Robert Harding, Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children; Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo, WHO Representative to Chad; Ngozi Nwosu, National Coordinator of the Nigeria Polio Transition Planning Task Team, National Primary Health Care Development Agency; Robb Butler, Vaccine Demand, Unicef; Stephen Matlin, senior advisor to the Graduate Institute; Wiebke Mohr, Master Student in Health economics, policy and management at Karolinska Institutet.
13 February 2018:
WHO Director-General at SIGHT student network roundtable.
The World Health Organisation Director-General participated in a roundtable discussion with students from various disciplines invited via the SIGHT student network. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and the students had a discussion focusing the theme “Students for a healthier world”.
– Students are important advisors for WHO, the Director-General said on his unique Sweden visit.
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 below to take part!
The panel and discussions included here, click below 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)
“A healthy future in SIGHT”
“Global Child Health in the era of the Sustainable Developments Goals: How can Sweden best contribute?”
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.