More and more countries in the world are faced with non-communicable diseases such as obesity - which is a contributing factor to, among other things, heart problems, diabetes and osteoarthritis. Pictured: A night market in Vietnam. Photo: Image by Sang Hyun Cho. Source: Pixabay.
Of: Frida Lindberg
More and more people in developing countries are suffering from obesity, which is fatal. The causes of the problem are poverty, unequal societies and dietary changes with increasing amounts of sugar, salt and fat. This leads to the so-called "double burden", where countries are allowed to work on two fronts - both against communicable and non-communicable diseases.
June 23, 2022, Analysis
Date and time: 31 May, 17:30 - 18:30
Join The Hunger Project and The Swedish development forum (FUF) for an After Work at Whippet Lab - Social justice Club, to listen to Irene Naikaali Ssentongo who is in Sweden this week for the Stockholm + 50 conference from Uganda. Irene works with a focus on empowering women in Uganda and her work has ranged from […]
May 23, 2022, English, Calendar, Seminars, Webcast
Studies show that access to a midwife during pregnancy and childbirth saves lives. Photo: Flickr.
Of: Jonna Erdos
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
Of: Anna Mattsson
Last week, the conflict between Israel and Palestine continued to dominate the debate sides, now focusing on Sweden's and the EU's role in the conflict. The issue of vaccine patents has also been a recurring theme, where different opinions and calls for what Sweden should do have been expressed.
May 24, 2021, Current debate
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
Of: Rine Mansouri
With India's dramatic increase in covid-19, this week's debate has mainly focused on vaccine patents and whether it should be abolished to help hard-hit countries better respond to the pandemic.
May 10, 2021, Current debate
The low susceptibility of the South African virus variant to vaccines creates problems in southern Africa. Photo: Global Panorama, flickr
Of: Jonna Erdos
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
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
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
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