Lectures and seminars Nobel Calling Seminar: Why do 5 million children still die before their fifth birthday?

03-10-2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am Add to iCal
Lecture hall Charles, Widerströmska Building
Newborn baby
Photo: Linus Olson

Global child health has made great progress over the past 30 years; under-five mortality has decreased by more than half, many more children go to school and fewer children live in extreme poverty. However five million children still die before their fifth birthday, and the differences in risk between countries can be as great as 50-fold.

Tobias Alfvén is a paediatrician and associate professor in global health at the Department of Global Public Health at Karolinska Institutet. Together with his colleague Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, a paediatrician and associate professor at Mbarara University in Uganda, they will discuss why so many children are still dying and what we can do to ensure that more children survive. 

There will be breakfast provided to the first 20 to sign up for in person participation!

The seminar is open for everyone and is part of Nobel Calling Stockholm.


Sign up here to participate in person.
Place: Lecture hall Charles, WIderströmska building, Karolinska Institutet.

Join Zoom Meeting (no need to sign up)

Meeting ID: 568 911 1679

A part of Nobel Calling Stockholm

Every year in October, the recipients of theNobel Prizes will be announced. In connection with this, the Nobel Prize Museum organizes inspirational events and instructive meetings in collaboration with, among others, Karolinska Institutet.


Miriam Mosesson Research assistant