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Here we are celebrating every woman on the 8th of March. However, young girls across the globe are still facing a major challenge every day because of child marriage, sometimes in exchange for monetary benefits. Child marriages disproportionately affect girls more than boys
Cultural practices abound everywhere in the world, most of them ancient. While some are affable, others are bizarre and inimical. Have you heard about the spine-chilling annual ritual of baby tossing in India? How about the similar variant of this practice that takes place in Africa? Today’s article is an exploration into a couple of these cultural practices
Fundraising for an organization isn’t always easy, but still essential to our project. Luckily, we now have Emilia Lindquist with us to support our team as a fundraising manager. Read her advice on how to successfully fundraise during a pandemic for an organization’s matters and learn about an online yoga session brought to you by SOGH this week.
Are our reproductive choices, such as when or if we decide to have children, actually our choice? In India, people are expected to have children at a young age. This affects young women’s ability to keep going to school and pursuing a career outside of their households and families!
My vision of a wellbeing economy in Nigeria encompasses several aspects of our world. A wellbeing economy in Nigeria cannot be attained while the three main problems of health, insecurity and education exist. I’ll be exploring these issues in this blog post.
This year we are bringing Global Health Night to you through a free online event. Join our expert speakers to discuss how the pandemic has brought about social inequalities and what actions we can take to move beyond building back better in a post pandemic world. Today we are sharing some thoughts on a post COVID-19 world to get you in the mood for Global Health Night 2020.
Previously interns for SOGH’s Mama and Family project, a project aimed at improving maternal and newborn health by providing support to women and infants during pregnancy and after childbirth in Southeastern Uganda, ZIn and Lynnet have now taken over as the project’s managers! Read on and find out all they have to tell us about themselves and their internship experience!
Toothbrushing is one of the first things most of us do every morning. What we don’t think about too much though is how to make this daily habit more sustainable towards achieving the SDGs in 2030. This is sooner said than done – To help you out, our Tanden Frisk team has put together a survival guide on eco-friendly oral hygiene..
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…
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.
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.
As Covid-19 continues to rage on globally, people in different countries face unique challenges in their daily lives during a global pandemic. In the fourth part of our series, Robert from Australia and Victoria from Uganda are sharing with us their views, but also the fears and hopes they were experiencing during the lock-down in their countries.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage on across the world. Every country is different, thus the experiences are never the same.
Meet Christy from the United States and Ana from Brazil. These two young women let us know about life in their countries during the pandemic.
While the situation for people of color continues to become an increasingly bigger issue, the US is also facing the highest number of Coronavirus cases worldwide. The virus is tearing through the US at an alarming rate, and with some cities poised to fully open this month, it raises cause for concern.
COVID-19 and menstruation have more things in common than one would think! Read why COVID-19 has brought existing inequalities to light and the fight for gender equity through good menstrual health is a dimension that should not be forgotten during the pandemic.
Read our interview with medical doctor and public health expert Peter Waiswa about the impacts of the Covid19 pandemic on maternal health in Uganda! This is the first post of our new blog series that will address indirect health impacts of Covid-19 in low and lower-middle income countries.
DID YOU KNOW? FIVE UNTOLD FACTS ABOUT MALARIAThe 25th of April is World Malaria Day! Occurrences of Malaria are no stranger to Africa and Southeast Asia. In 2018, an estimated 228 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide. Those at higher risk of contracting malaria and developing more severe...
Why health care can only be achieved through climate actionEarth Day 2020 is coming up next week and I felt its theme, ‘climate action,’ was the perfect occasion to shed light on how tightly our own health and the health of our planet are intertwined through the contributions of the health care...
Re-launching the SOGH Blog! Hi everyone, welcome to the SOGH blog and thanks for being here! Whether you found your way here intentionally or stumbled across this blog, we are glad you did! The Swedish Organization for Global Health is dedicated to ridding the world of health inequities and this...