Published: 17-10-2017 11:49 | Updated: 24-10-2017 11:25

Two KI researchers accepted on new leadership programme in global health

Helena Nordenstedt and Tobias Alfvén have been accepted on the SIGHT Fellows leadership programme by the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT). The intention of the programme is to contribute to attain the UN’s global sustainability goals by actively developing leaders across sectoral borders.

Helena Nordenstedt and Tobias Alfvén, both from the Department of Public Health Sciences, are two of a total of eight researchers who have been accepted on the SIGHT Fellows leadership programme. The programme includes mentoring by leading global health experts, study visits, lectures, participation in SIGHT’s activities and networks and contributions to individual development.

“We believe that the leadership programme will strengthen these ambitious people in their work and also in Sweden’s explicit endeavour to attain the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) where a focus on global health is a crucial factor for both sustainability and greater equality,” says Peter Friberg, who heads SIGHT, in a press release.

SIGHT, which was founded in January 2017 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, was made possible among other things by a donation from Bill and Melinda Gates. The purpose is to, on the basis of interdisciplinary approaches, promote Swedish research and education and offer scientific bases for policy work in the global health field, with a particular focus on women and children.