Communicable Diseases alone account for six of the top ten causes of DALYs, and five of the top ten causes of death in low income countries. Malaria, HIV, TB, and neglected tropical diseases  are among the leading causes of death and DALYs in low- and middle- income countries.  

Vision: To reduce the burden of communicable diseases as cause of illness and death in low-income countries.

Mission: To promote global health and development by interconnecting people, ideas and resources.

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Gunilla Källenius

If interested to join or learn more about the network, please contact:

Gunilla Källenius, Professor KI

+46 70 728 99 05

In 2018, Government Offices of Sweden launched a framework for Sweden’s work on global health –implementing the 2030 Agenda. For its implementation thematic Swedish Networks for Global Health grew organically. The added value of these networks is the enabling of multisectoral  and interdisciplinary collaboration around global health, allowing a large number of Swedish actors to come together through coordinated and joint action.

In 2019, the Swedish Network for Communicable Disease was initiated. The network coordinator is World Infection Fund (Världsinfektionsfonden). A steering group supports the coordinator in the strategic development of the network and in the initiation of activities. SIGHT supports the overall work with the Swedish Networks for Global Health and stimulates synergies between thematic areas and networks. 


Webinar April 19th 2022

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The Burden of Disease Among the World’s Poor

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Communicable diseases – WHO

HIV, tuberculosis, malaria,neglected tropical diseases and viral hepatitis affect billions of people around the world, and cause more than 4 million deaths each year. . The WHO Cluster for Communicable Diseases (CDS) is concerned with the prevention and treatment of these high-burden diseases.