Swedish Organization for Global Health

 

Our mission is to improve the quality and accessibility of health care and health promotion through local and international partnerships

 

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“Public health for the future of humanity: One planet, One people, One health”

SOGH is now one of the supporting organizations and a signatory to the statement by the WFPHA,  EUPHA, SItI, and FPH on the importance of investing in public health and care services and our responsibility to “work together as citizens of one planet to deliver the 2030 sustainable development goals”.

Read the statement here!

Breast Ironing: A Harmful Practice That Spans Generations

Hope shuddered as she thought of what awaited her. Her developing breasts throbbed with excruciating pain, worsened hours ago when her mama had pounded them with hot stones. She’d cried and pled as mama pounded and auntie held her, but it was useless…

EU4health or EU4cuts?

Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the EU Commission recently decided on cutting down health funds for 2021-2017 by 82%. We at SOGH believe: The time to invest in a healthier future for Europe is now and support the proposed EU4health campaign towards a healthier future for all Europeans.

COVID-19 Impact Series (V): Worldview on Coronavirus

China, the epicenter of the outbreak. And then, there was Italy, a country that was hit badly by the virus. How much do we know about the situation in these countries? To round up our Worldview on Coronavirus series, a subpart of and the fifth in our Covid-19 Impact Series, we are introducing you to Chiara and Lu, two women from Italy and China, who will be telling us about their struggle and situation in the time of Covid-19 and how they, the people around them, and their countries are coping and healing.

ABOUT

Swedish Organization for Global Health (SOGH) is a Swedish non-profit and non-governmental organization comprised  of students and young professionals who share a passion to contribute to global health through evidence-based action. Together with our local and international partners, we engage in conversations with local communities to co-develop projects that bring a concrete positive change and take environmental and economic sustainability into account . While supporting projects both in Sweden and in low-income countries, we use our virtual and physical platforms to bring awareness about some of the most neglected health topics, such as women’s reproductive health.

OUR PROJECTS

Since 2014 SOGH  works in collaboration with local leaders and in partnership with Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA) to provide effective support to women and infants during pregnancy and after childbirth in the Mayuge District in Southeastern Uganda where 1 in 49 women die from pregnancy and childbirth-related causes.
Ekibadha: Our periods matter is a project on menstrual health in Uganda. Menstruation is still a taboo that effects the health of people who menstruate all around the world. In partnership with our longterm partner UDHA and ARCHIVE Global, SOGH has conducted a pilot study among girls and women in the Mayuge District in Southeastern Uganda.
Tanden Frisk is a project aiming at educating both children and parents, especially from socioeconomically deprived areas in Stockholm, in oral health care. Studies show a continuing inequality regarding oral health and caries frequency based on socioeconomic factors. This inequality is something that Tanden Frisk works to diminish though workshops.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Get involved

Consider joining our activities in Stockholm, Uganda or involving your university

Donate

You can help support our projects in Uganda or Sweden!

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