Lectures and seminars Global conversation on sustainable health – From research to action

07-12-2021 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Add to iCal

KI and Makerere University in Uganda have together established the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health. The centre welcomes you to the first Global Conversation on Sustainable Health. The Global Conversation is a space where new ideas, innovative solutions and visions for sustainable health will be shared and discussed. This first conversation will focus on ways to move from research to action.

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How can we move from research to action and unite sectors and disciplines to impact sustainable health? The topic will be discussed from the speakers three areas of expertise: research and international & local policymaking.


Tanja Kuchenmüller - Leads the Evidence to Policy and Impact unit in the Research for Health Department/Science Division at World Health Organization Headquarters

Dr Rhona Mijumbi-Deve - Research scientist and health policy analyst based at Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Uganda

Lina Nordquist – Associate professor of physiology, Member of the Swedish Parliament


Charles Batte (Makerere University) and Johanna Blomgren (KI) from the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health.

Date and time

December 7th at 12:30-1:15 PM CET (Central European Time) and 2:30-3:15 PM EAT (East African Time).


Register to the session: Webinar Registration – Zoom.

Detailed information about speakers

Tanja Kuchenmüller

Tanja Kuchenmüller

Tanja Kuchenmüller leads the Evidence to Policy and Impact unit in the Research for Health Department/Science Division at World Health Organization Headquarters. Until July 2020, she led and coordinated the Knowledge Management, Evidence and Research for Policy-Making unit at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, encompassing the following regional networks and initiatives: the Evidence-informed Policy Network Europe, Health Evidence Network, European Health Research Network and other health research and evidence-informed policy-making related areas, such as the European Advisory Committee on Health Research.

Previously, she worked for and eventually led the WHO Initiative to Estimate the Global Burden of Foodborne Diseases at WHO Headquarters, including its knowledge translation and policy work.

Dr Rhona Mijumbi-Deve

Dr Rhona Mijumbi-Deve

Dr. Rhona Mijumbi-Deve is a research scientist and health policy analyst. She is a senior public lecturer of public policy at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK and is also the director of the Centre for Rapid Evidence Synthesis (ACRES) in Uganda. She has been working at the nexus of research and other evidence, and the policy and decision-making processes for over a decade.

She has been involved in championing the evidence-to policy field in Africa and has been behind the pilot or scale up of several knowledge translation units and platforms in the region and beyond. Her interests among others include understanding evidence-to-policy processes especially in urgent/emergency contexts, and health diplomacy. Rhona trained as doctor and holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. She later attained a Masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and another in International Public Health. She also holds a Doctorate in Health Policy.

Lina Nordquist

Lina Nordquist

Lina Nordquist is a member of the Swedish Parliament. She is the Social and Healthcare Policy spokesperson of the liberal party (L), representing her party in the Swedish Parliament Committee on Health and Welfare. She is an associate professor of physiology at Uppsala University.