Swedish Organization for Global Health

 

Our mission is to channel youth passion and talent to create a positive change in people’s health, from raising awareness about global health to improving the quality and accessibility of health care in low-income settings

 

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100 Days of Possibility

Our Environmental Sustainability Manager, Christina, shares a new initiative launched on Earth Overshoot Day 2021. Read more about it in our latest news.

 

Moms’ Gums Matter – Oral Health Blog Series (3)

Tanden Frisk is back with the third part of our oral health blog Series. As we know, the mouth is the door of health to our bodies. This means that not only what we eat affects our bodies, but our own oral health habits have consequences on our general health as well.

Uganda in Covid-19 Times: OVAAT’s Role During The Pandemic

Last year, SOGH brought you an article reporting the impact of Covid-19 on maternal health in Uganda. Today, we bring you our interview with Moses Kwangwa, a public health scientist and director at OVAAT, a non-governmental organization operating in Uganda. He takes us on a journey, detailing OVAAT’s role during the pandemic in Uganda.

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Human Rights, Myths and Truths: Menstrual Health Awakening

Hello all! May is about to draw to a close but this month can never be complete without Menstrual Hygiene day, the 28th day of May, set aside for us to talk about menstrual hygiene and create awareness. Even though menstruation is a norm for most, not every menstruator is fortunate enough to experience proper menstrual hygiene and health. According to UNFPA…

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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