Swedish Global Health Education Conference october 26-27 2016

Global health is a key area for education, research and practice both nationally and internationally. High-quality Global Health Education is crucial for Sweden’s competitiveness in a globalized world, and ability to contribute to the United Nations’ recently launched 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Purpose of the conference

  • To provide a platform for participants to connect and showcase initiatives and innovative ideas about Global Health Education from universities in Sweden and internationally.    
  • To move towards formulating strategies and developing tools for strengthening  Global Health Education at all levels of training across universities in Sweden.


All interested and engaged in global health education.Representatives from medical faculties in Sweden, both leaders within education and faculty members with an interest in Global Health Education, as well as representatives from relevant professional organizations, student organizations, and selected international guests.

Conference details

The conference will be held in Umeå, Sweden from lunch to lunch, on October 26-27 2016.  
The Epidemiology and Global Health Unit at Umeå University and the Swedish
Society of Medicine’s Committee for Global Health.

Planning group
Anneli Ivarsson*, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Raman Preet, Lena Mustonen (Umeå University, Epidemiology and Global Health); Tobias Alfvén, chair*, Anna-Mia Ekström*, Helena Nordenstedt, Åsa Leufvén * (Karolinska Institutet); Anette Agardh, Hampus Holmer, student representative* (Lund University),  Andreas Mårtensson* (Uppsala), Max Petzold* (Göteborg), Kerstin Nilsson (Örebro), Peter Andersson (Linköping).* The Swedish Society of Medicine Committee for Global Health.

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Peter Andersson: Linköpings Universitet

Rune Andersson: Sahlgrenska Academy

Anna Mia Ekström: Global Health Education at Karolinska Insitutet

Anna Mia Ekström och Hampus Holmer: Challenging Global Health Education

Birgitta Essén: Uppsala University

Anneli Ivarsson: Welcome

Janlert: Global Health Education in Umeå

Lundberg: Lund University

Alfvén och Ivarsson: Final words

Knipper: Internationalizing Medical Education

Konradsen: Experiences from Copenhagen






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Tobias Alfvén, ordförande i SLS Kommitté för global hälsa medverkar. Ingen ska behöva dö på grund av något som går att förebygga.