Helena is a specialist physician in internal medicine, but currently works as a researcher and teacher in Global health at Karolinska Institutet halftime and halftime as Head of Research at the Gapminder Foundation. She has worked in Russia, US, DRC, Liberia and Guinea (in the West African Ebola outbreak), and currently is engaged in research projects in Uganda and Sierra Leone through local and international PhD students. In 2016 she led a MOOC (online course) in Global health with the late Professor Hans Rosling, that had 20 000 students registered.
“I am a big fan of SOGH, because it brings together young students and professionals with a passion for Global health, and might open doors that can be tricky to open in the Global health field”
Clara moved to Sweden from Germany in 2013 and works as business developer for academia. She graduated with a Master in Public Health Sciences from Karolinska Institutet, where she and two of her classmates started the Swedish Organization for Global Health to create a platform for students and young professionals who share the vision of a world free of health inequities. She was the director of SOGH from 2016 until the end of 2018.
“(Founding) SOGH was first and foremost a professional and personal opportunity – and I would take it again!”
Giulia is a full-time postdoctoral fellow in Clinical Nanobiotechnology at the KTH Royal Institutet of Technology and at the division of Global Health at Karolinska Institutet, where she is currently developing point of care diagnostics for resource-limited settings. Her work is based in western Uganda, where she is co-ordinating a clinical trial in paediatric infectious disease diagnostics.
Giulia has extensive experience in Global Health, collaborative action research for sustainable health development, and Global Health Diplomacy. In 2018 she has been acknowledged among the list of Swedish Women in Global Health. Giulia has traveled extensively and experienced field work in several -low and -middle income countries.
Along her research career, Giulia has one-year post-graduate diploma in Interdisciplinary Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and she is a LLM candidate in Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh.
“SOGH’s members work tirelessly to eliminate gender inequities in access to health education and the impact of there work is evident. I stand with SOGH values and team for making together a world free of health inequities”
Peter Waiswa is a Ugandan medical doctor trained in Public Health. He graduated with a joint PhD and later a Post-Doctoral fellowship; both as joint degrees/fellowships from Makerere University, Uganda and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Currently, Dr Waiswa is an Associate Professor at Makerere University School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Uganda and also a visiting Researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden since 2013. Prior to joining academia he worked as a district medical officer with Ministry of Health for 8 years in Uganda. He is the Founder and Coordinator of the INDEPTH Network Maternal and Newborn Research Group in Accra, Ghana and the Makerere University Maternal and Newborn Centre of Excellence in Uganda. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications which include health systems and policy, implementation research, and evaluation with a special focus on maternal, newborn and child health. Dr Waiswa regularly engages in policy debates, advocacy and planning at local, national, Africa and at the global level.