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

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