News on global health
Birgitta Essén receives the Martin H:son Holmdahl Prize
28 juni 2022
This year’s Martin H:son Holmdahl Prize for human rights and freedoms is awarded to Professor Birgitta Essén, who works at Uppsala University and U...
Mass exodus calls for many health actions
07 april 2022
What health measures need implementing for people fleeing from the war in Ukraine? Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil, researcher and Senior Lecturer at U...
New network: Social innovations for better health
27 januari 2022
Promoting social innovation for better health in Sweden – that is the aim of the new SIHI Sweden network. Although this is not the sole purpose of ...
Sweden’s first WHO Collaborating Centre for Migration and Health
06 december 2021
International maternal and child health at Uppsala University’s Department of Women's and Children's Health has been appointed as a WHO Collaborati...
More king cobra species than previously known
17 november 2021
The King Cobra, the world's largest venomous snake, is not just one species. There are at least three more, according to Uppsala University and oth...
New method for discovery of antiviral drugs
02 augusti 2021
The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for methods to identify new or repurposed drugs as antivirals. Researchers at Uppsala Univer...
UNITE4TB partnership focus on new Tuberculosis treatments
15 juli 2021
The partnership will accelerate the development of new Tuberculosis (TB) drug regimens as part of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a publ...
Important role of genetics for age at first sex and birth
09 juli 2021
An international research team has identified hundreds of genetic variants that are linked with age at first sex and birth of the first child. The ...
Equitable access to care: a global challenge
08 juli 2021
The ongoing pandemic has had worldwide repercussions. One is that it has highlighted disparities in access to health care. A group of Uppsala Unive...
Vigorous political efforts needed for new antibiotics
02 juni 2021
More than 30 years have passed since a new class of antibiotics was last discovered. The world’s antibiotic consumption is rising, and the problems...
Prize for global work to promote child health rights
29 januari 2021
Stefan Swartling Peterson, Professor of Global Health at Uppsala University and UNICEF health specialist, has been awarded the 2020 Martin Henrikss...
Uppsala University joins Wellcome Leap Global Network
29 januari 2021
Uppsala University has joined the Leap Health Breakthrough Network, a global group of 21 leading academic and research institutions, representing a...
The professor wanting to contribute to peace on Earth
25 januari 2021
Isak Svensson is, as he describes it, a product of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. Since his undergraduate studies, he has stayed tr...
International initiative on migrant health data
22 januari 2021
In a collaboration with Uppsala University, the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) has published new technical guidance describing why and...
Collaboration model to deal with crises
02 oktober 2020
During the pandemic, UU Innovation is testing “MAYday for Crisis”, a new collaboration model for starting projects to manage the crisis. The MAYday...
University collaboration in global health
07 september 2020
In global health, many interdisciplinary collaborations to improve worldwide health are under way. And there are more to come, now that Uppsala Uni...
Sharp rise in child mortality due to COVID-19 restrictions in Nepal
12 augusti 2020
In a Lancet Global Health article, researchers from Uppsala University show how Nepalese restrictions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic have result...
Coronavirus message doesn’t always get through
01 april 2020
How different countries are tackling the coronavirus epidemic depends heavily on the relationship between state agencies and the public. For indivi...
Uppsala University involved in a European initiative to map uterine cells
28 februari 2020
By creating a visual map of uterine cells, researchers in four European countries will pave the way for new advances in women’s and maternity care....
AI joins the search for new TB drugs
04 februari 2020
Tuberculosis is once again a major public health threat as the causative bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. Globalisation is also contributi...