women in global health sweden

The WGH Sweden chapter constitutes a platform for making women visible in and beyond the global health area, expanding networking opportunities for women, and providing mutual support to each other.

The chapter will advance the vision and mission of the global organisation, focusing on advancing work nationally, but also regionally and globally as an active member of the growing WGH global organisation.

The objective of the Swedish chapter is to increase the visibility of women in the global health network and beyond, to extend the network opportunities, to meet regularly and to foster mutual support. It will serve as an easy reference to these women to be taken into consideration for leadership positions, decision-making bodies, and presentations and talks on panels and conferences.

Women in Global Health Sweden
The WGH Sweden chapter and list was initiated by Sara Causevic, Wiebke Mohr and Helena Nordenstedt from SIGHT and Karolinska Institutet, and founded in collaboration with Caity Jackson, Karolina Nyberger, Jessica Påfs, Mirja Sjöblom, Emma Svensson, Anna Wahlberg, and Emilie Weiderud.
Karolina nyberger

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

Karolina Nyberger

+46 70 849 52 35

Leadership team

Karolina Nyberger – President
Chadia Wannous – Vice president
Ida Carlsson – Event coordinator
Khushboo Jagiasi – Social media and communications
Amanda Stein – Midwifery Panel Expert
Sara Causevic – Treasurer

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, Women in Global Health Sweden (WGHSweden), a Swedish chapter under the international organization Women in Global Health, was launched at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. The network consists of its members of supporters, a board and a senior advisory group that supports the board 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.


A mentoring program in 2021 is launched

In order to support early career women to access advice, networks and opportunities in global public health, Women in Global Health Sweden has launched a mentoring program.

Interested in participating in the Women in Global Health – Sweden Mentorship Program? Please, fill out this form

For more info, please download the document:

WGH Sweden Booklet:

The #WGHSweden #WGH500 list highlights Swedish women in global health who are working towards better health for their communities.

2021 Global Health 50/50 Report Gender Equality: FLYING BLIND IN A TIME OF CRISIS


Social media

All views expressed in social media posts are those of the authors and NOT of The Swedish Networks for Global Health or SIGHT



Gender-responsive Recovery from COVID-19 in Europe

Past events

Webinar: The International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife:

Webinar: The International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife: In collaboration with SIDA. A Seminar on Midwifery & Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – achievements and challenges in Sweden and globally and how to meet the 2030 Agenda. Investing in midwives and listening to their voices! During the day presentations were held by midwives in the field, midwifery leaders from Sweden, global partners and agencies such as International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), WHO, and UNFPA.

Task-force on COVID-19

Annual event: Gender equality matters during a pandemic and beyond