Of: Anna Mia Ekström, Anna Sjöblom, Christina Franzén, Claes Ånstrand, Farhad Mazi Esfahani, Frida Sandegård, Gunilla Källenius, Mari Mörth, Maria Andersson, Mikaela Hildebrand and Tobias Alfvén
Every year, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria cause the deaths of three million people. The challenges are many, but there is still hope of achieving the UN goal of stopping these diseases by 2030. In two weeks, world leaders will announce how much contribution they are willing to make to the Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the next three-year period. It is time for a gathering of forces, write representatives of RFSU, RFSL, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Swedish Medical Association's Committee for Global Health, the World Infection Fund, Karolinska Institutet and HIV-Sweden.
September 9, 2016, Debate
Of: Claes Ånstrand, Gunilla Källenius and Knut Lönnroth
Sweden has chosen to reduce support for the fight against one of the world's deadliest diseases - tuberculosis. With a looming pandemic of multi-resistant tuberculosis, this is difficult to understand. The World Health Organization aims to reduce the number of tuberculosis patients by 90 percent by 2035, but then large research investments and new forms of collaboration are required. It is written by Gunilla Källenius, Knut Lönnroth and Claes Ånstrand.
June 30, 2016, Debate
Of: Gun-Britt Andersson, Johan Hassel and Rosanna Färnman
Sweden has long emerged as a major power in health care. We have also taken on a leadership role in order to achieve the lofty goals in Agenda 2030. At the same time, the government is now reducing its funding for health assistance, write three debaters from the think tank Global Challenge.
February 22, 2016, Debate
AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria affect millions of poor people around the world. Despite this, the Swedish government wants to reduce support for the Global Fund, which fights the three diseases. The reduced funding is a threat to our ability to stop the epidemics, 159 organizations write in an open letter to Stefan Löfven.
February 4, 2016, Debate
Of: Claes Ånstrand, Gunilla Källenius, Johan Mast, Judith Bruchfeld, Knut Lönnroth and Olle Stendahl
Every year, 9 million people get tuberculosis. During the same period, 1,5 million people die from the disease. Research on new diagnostic methods and drugs is not a priority. Large pharmaceutical companies tend to pull out instead of investing more. Sweden has all the prerequisites to become the strong voice needed to prioritize the fight against tuberculosis. That is the opinion of Judith Bruchfeld, Gunilla Källenius, Knut Lönnroth, Olle Stendahl, Claes Ånstrand and Johan Mast.
November 25, 2014, Debate
Of: Björn Ekman
The parallel, bureaucratic structures that have emerged in international health assistance mean that the support of the outside world can be directly detrimental to the recipient countries' conditions for development. No more fragmented efforts are needed to deal with the Ebola epidemic, efforts based on knowledge and needs are needed. That is the opinion of Björn Ekman, a researcher at Lund University
October 28, 2014, Debate
Of: Anders Molin, Anna Nordfjell and Ingela Wiklund
Maternal mortality remains a major problem around the world. Approximately 40 million women a year give birth to children without access to trained staff. By scaling up the Swedish model with well-trained midwives who have the main responsibility for childbirth, maternal mortality can be drastically reduced, write Ingela Wiklund and Anna Nordfjell from the Swedish Midwifery Association and Anders Molin from Sida.
June 3, 2014, Debate