Research and learning for sustainable development and global health

SIHI Sweden Conference 2023

Welcome to SIHI Sweden’s conference: Exploring Community Engagement for Social Innovation in Health

The conference will be on the 18-19th of October in Uppsala. We will explore social innovation in health and community engagement through presentations, posters, and workshops together with researchers and organizations working on projects and methods for social innovation in health.

The conference is organized by SIHI Sweden which is hosted by SWEDESD, Uppsala University in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet and the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University. SIHI Sweden is a hub in the global network Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI). 

More information and program

Health, Sustainability and Transformation - Editorial in BMJ GH

A new narrative for global health is needed that both discards its colonial heritage and aligns with the current state and challenges of the world. We propose a mission statement for global health that endeavors to reduce inequities and the best attainable health for all while simultaneously reducing humankind’s ecological footprint to a sustainable level. This requires focusing on transformative processes and solutions that transcend current practice, integrating multiple perspectives and disciplines. 

Read more in this editorial in BMJ GLobal Health!

Listen to SWEDESD director Mats Målqvist who elaborates on the new suggested mission statement for global health at a ENLIGHT Lecture. 

Transforming society together

We are happy to announce that our global leadership programme – Leadership for Transformative Change – has now been lauched! 

At the website https://ltc.uu.se, you can read more about the programme, which is open to participants from all sectors of society in low-, middle- and high-income countries. It is aimed at people in a leadership position with ambitions to work with sustainable development within their organizations and countries. The suitability of the course participants will, among other things, be evaluated based on their capacity to be actionable change agents in their contexts. The programme is aimed for actors from the public, private, multilateral and civil society sectors. Participants can come from academia, but the program does not focus on academics.

Last modified: 2023-09-25