Lectures and seminars Stockholm Public Health Lectures: Social inequalities in health - what can be done to reduce them?

17-09-2019 2:30 pm - 4:59 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Lecture Hall Biomedicum 1, floor 3, Solnavägen 9

The Department of Public Health Sciences, in collaboration with the Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine, invites you to the upcoming Stockholm Public Health lecture. The topic of the lecture on 17 September is social inequalities in health. No registration is needed. 

All people, regardless of the environments in which they are born, raised, live, work and age, have the same right to health. However, poor people in all countries of the world are far more likely to live in poorer health and die earlier than the wealthy. Such inequalities in health begin to emerge during early childhood and despite massive improvements in our ability to prevent and treat ill-health, they continue to grow.

Inequality kills everywhere. This is why CHAIN from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is conducting the first global effort to monitor the extent of health inequalities in the world, to explain their causes, and to identify the policies, institutional conditions and interventions with the greatest impact for reducing them. In this way, CHAIN aims to conduct a global transformation of policy-relevant, politically actionable health inequalities research.

About the lecture and speaker

In this lecture, Professor Terje Andreas Eikemo will talk more about why and how CHAIN has joined forces with leading academic institutions world-wide (including KI), the private sector, the Global Burden of Disease Study, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization to quantify the impact of schools, education and other forms of socioeconomic resources on health globally. A panel discussion will follow the presentation with the invited speaker and panel members.


  • Terje Eikemo – Professor of sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, and leader of CHAIN

Panel members: Olle Lundberg, Professor of Health Equity Studies, Stockholm University and Johan Carlson, Director General for Swedish Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Moderator: Cecilia Garme, political freelance journalist

About Stockholm Public Health Lectures

The lectures are held by internationally leading experts, taking a popular scientific approach targeting a broad audience. The series focus on key topics in the area of public health, and issues that concern the planning and commissioning of healthcare. The lectures are held in English, free to attend and targeted to a broad audience Stockholm Public Health Lectures is held twice per semester.