The pandemic increases the need for midwives

Studies show that access to a midwife during pregnancy and childbirth saves lives. Photo: Flickr.

Of: Jonna Erdös

Several bodies report that maternity care as well as other bodies for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) have suffered in the crisis. Sweden has a long tradition of promoting the role of the midwife. The serious international situation requires further efforts to meet the global need for 900 more midwives, reports UNFPA.

June 22, 2021, Report

The Global Vaccine Distribution: Upholding the Inequality Among the World's Rich and Poor

Date and time: May 25, 19:00

To join us on this evening please sign up for the event using this simple signup link »The pandemic has struck the world in several different ways. Now, later than a year after the first confirmed cases of the COVID-19, the different vaccines developed by the health industry are being distributed worldwide. According to the […]

May 17, 2021, English, Calendar, Seminars

Mutated coronavirus creates challenges for vaccine coordination in southern Africa

The low susceptibility of the South African virus variant to vaccines creates problems in southern Africa. Photo: Global Panorama, flickr

Of: Jonna Erdös

Escalating spread of a mutated, more contagious variant of the coronavirus increases the need for rapid and effective vaccine distribution in southern Africa. This at the same time as uncertainty about the effectiveness of Astra Zeneca's vaccine against the mutated virus version is testing healthcare and coordination projects.

April 1, 2021, News

Global oxygen crisis in the pandemic

International efforts are now needed to stifle the global oxygen crisis. Photo: Id Irwan & Samuel Ramos, Unsplash

Of: Wintana Abraham

With the covid-19 pandemic, the sharply increased demand for oxygen has exceeded supply, especially in many low- and middle-income countries around the world. The situation is now critical for healthcare in these regions and the need for global support measures is urgent.

March 25, 2021, News

Vaccine and global injustices - An armchair talk about the distribution of the vaccine against Covid-19

Date and time: 30 Mar, 18:00 - 19:00

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has written together with other world leaders that "none of us is safe until everyone is safe" and has demanded that the Covid-19 vaccine should not be distributed based on countries' ability to pay but rather on public health needs. At the same time, Sweden and other rich countries have pushed ahead of the global vaccination queue when they bought up a large […]

March 22, 2021, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast

More vaccines need to be manufactured - lift the patent

Of: Håkan Svenneling

The hunt for vaccines has not escaped anyone. First, the hunt was about inventing vaccines; now it's about making it. International solidarity is put to the test when patents ensure that pharmaceutical companies take precedence over human life and health, while at the same time exposing and exacerbating global inequality. It writes Håkan Svenneling, foreign policy spokesman, Left Party.

March 11, 2021, Debate

Famine as a weapon in Yemen: A report on the world's biggest neglected Humanitarian Crisis

Peter Biro (European Union 2019) / Flickr

Peter Biro (European Union 2019) / Flickr

Of: Leni Lindemann and Sofus Malte Rønberg

Political conflict is driving Yemen into the world's biggest humanitarian crisis. Over half of the Yemeni population is acutely food insecure due to the deliberate targeting of food supply and infrastructure. In order to end hunger and achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, international attention on the political nature of the crisis is required.

December 16, 2020, Article, English, Magazine, Report