The Swedish Society of Medicine (SSM) is the independent scientific and professional organisation of the Swedish medical profession.
The Swedish Society of Medicine aims to provide a broad range of educational activities and opportunities for doctors, medical students, and allied healthcare professionals, and to promote an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine within the health professions for the benefit of patients.
The committee for global health is an expert committee who aims to stimulate global health in education and science, contributing to more just and equal health.
The student and junior doctor section is open for anyone studying medicine in Sweden, or who have not yet fulfilled their mandatory clinical rotations (AT-tjänstgöring). Welcome to join us!
Swedish Global Health Podcast Episode 7 Anders Nordström
In this episode we go Heart to Heart with Anders Nordström. Anders Nordström is Sweden’s ambassador for global health, one of the few in the world. However, with the Covid-19 pandemic creating a paradigm shift for global health, Anders was appointed the head of the secretariat of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR), which is chaired by Helen Clark and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. This episode was moderated by Anna-Theresia Ekman, junior doctor and PhD Student in Stockholm, and Lotta Velin, medical student in Lund and PhD student in Linköping.
Swedish Global Health Podcast Episode 6 Students In Global Health
In this episode we are joined by four students with different educational backgrounds but a shared commitment for global health. We talk about their view on global health, its connection to social and economic inequities and how students contribute to the constant evolvement of the global health field.
Giorgia Dalla Libera Marchiori is a master student at Uppsala University and the director of the Swedish Organisation for Global Health. The organizations mission is to channel youth passion and talent to create a positive change in people’s health, from spreading knowledge about global and public health topics to concretely improving the quality and accessibility of health care in low-income settings.
Lisa Arvidsson is a medical student and secretary general at IFMSA-Sweden: a nonprofit organization that promotes peace and health, both locally and globally, belonging and working closely with the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association which is represented in 100 countries with around 1,3 million members. IFMSA-Sweden is present in all universities with medical education.
Sergio Flores is a Health Economics student from Umeå University and the chairperson for the Swedish Network for International Health, an independent network for students and alumni of master’s degrees in public, international and global health at universities in Sweden, currently composed of seven universities.
Solomiya Kasyanchuk is a second year student in the Masters of Health Economics, Policy and Management at Karolinska Institutet. Alongside her studies, she works as a Student Coordinator for the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT). The main purposes of SIGHT are to promote an interdisciplinary approach to global health, to strengthen and bridge Swedish research and education, and to provide a scientific basis for national and transnational policy work in global health. With the importance of intersectorial collaboration and youth engagement in mind, SIGHT has established a network of student organizations based in Sweden, which Solomiya coordinates.
Interviewers are Lotta Velin, medical student in Lund and PhD student at Linköping University, and Anna-Theresia Ekman, AT-läkare in Stockholm and PhD student at Karolinska Institutet.
Swedish Global Health Podcast Episode 5 The History of Global Health
In this second episode in our Global Health 101 series we dig deep into the history of global health. We will take you on a journey from the early days, before the existence of the term global health to today's work to decolonize the field.
In December 2020, we were joined by our guests Mats Målqvist, associated professor of International Health at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health as well as coordinator for the Master’s program in Global Health at Uppsala University, and Hana Awil, resident physician in family medicine with extensive experience in the field of global health.
Swedish Global Health Podcast Episode 4 Global Health Education
The Swedish global health podcast is back with a Global Health 101 series! During several episodes, our interviewers will explore topics related to global health.
In this episode, our guests Miguel San Sebastian (professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University Hospital)and Flemming Konradsen (professor and director at the School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen) help us untangle some of the concepts and ideas that are at the heart of global health education programs.
Together, we touch on topics such as differences between public health and global health, what students should look at when choosing a study program - and if global health really is global.
Swedish Global Health Pod Episode 3 Peter Sands and Dr Seth Berkley
In April 2019, a youth-led panel with representatives from youth and student organizations and global health leaders took place at our house in Stockholm.
Before the panel, we hade the opportunity to sit down with Peter Sands (Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria) and Dr Seth Berkley (CEO of Gavi the Vaccine Alliance) to discuss their respective work and personal engagement in global health. It became an interesting dialogue spanning over sustainable development goals, barriers to gain impact to achieve the 2030 agenda, the role of stakeholder engagement and reigniting global solidarity. We hope you enjoy it!
The panel Securing long and healthy lives for generations to come – a youth-led conversation was co-organized by the student organization network of the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation and the student and junior doctor section of the Swedish Society of Medicine. In the panel participated:
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (WHO Director-General)
Peter Sands (Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria)
Dr Seth Berkley (CEO of Gavi the Vaccine Alliance)
Rosaline Marbinah (president of the National Council of Swedish Youth Organisation)
Matilda Stjernqvist (secretary-general of IFMSA-Sweden)
Erik Engelhardt (president of Effective Altruism KTH)
Moderators were Hana Awil (global health secretary, Swedish Society of Medicine’s student and junior doctor section) and Alma Pflucker Karlsson (student coordinator, Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation)
Swedish Global Health Podcast Episode 2 Dr Angelina Kakooza
In this episode of the Swedish Global Health Podcast, we interview Dr. Angelina Kakooza, child neurologist and co-founder of the East African Academy of Childhood and Disability. We will discuss her work, research on developmental delays and disabilities, particularly the prevalence of and support for Children with cerebral palsy in Uganda. Dr. Kakooza also gives us some inside tips on successful South-North collaborations!