It is necessary to invest in research on the infectious diseases of poverty

Of: Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl

To fight the diseases of poverty is to fight poverty. Today, people in the world's poorest countries fall ill and die mainly from diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases. The declining support for research on global health is therefore unacceptable, write Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl.

September 13, 2017, Debate

Gathering strength needed to stop AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

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

Increase support for the fight against tuberculosis!

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

Sweden is needed to overcome the deadly tuberculosis

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

Decreasing funding for Swedish research on the infectious diseases of poverty when it should be the other way around

Of: Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl

In recent years, the reduction in budget allocations for Swedish research on global health issues is ominous, not least against the background of poverty diseases such as HIV / AIDS and Ebola. The new government now has the chance to take seriously the hitherto unfulfilled parliamentary promise from 2006 to contribute to the global fight against infectious diseases by further developing Swedish research. That is the opinion of Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl

October 15, 2014, Debate

To fight the diseases of poverty is to fight poverty

Of: Claes Ånstrand and Gunilla Källenius

Illness impedes development. Curing and preventing the diseases of poverty is an effective way of fighting poverty. In the poorest countries, such as sub-Saharan Africa, people primarily fall ill and die from diseases such as HIV, malaria and tuberculosis, respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases. Development of antibiotic resistance can make the diseases completely untreatable. That is the opinion of Gunilla Källenius and Claes Ånstrand at the World Infection Fund.

April 7, 2014, Debate