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Debunking Myths around Menstrual Hygiene

Did you know that in many places across the World, cooking or handling food items while on your period is believed to ruin the taste of the food?
Have you come across myths and taboos that you think may not actually be true?
Do you want to test your knowledge on menstrual hygiene?
For the celebration of the International Menstrual Hygiene Day, on the 28th of May, SOGH and SNIH have decided to organize a funny and hopefully insightful lunch quiz! Join us for your lunch break, in order to learn new things and discuss a topic which is still too much overlooked!
 
WHEN: Friday May 28th, 12:30-13:15 CEST
 

Call for applications – Mama & Family project summer internships!

We are currently selecting interns who will be involved with the evaluation of the Mama & Family Project for the period 2020/2021, a project organized and managed by SOGH in collaboration with our Ugandan partner UDHA (Uganda Development and Health Associates). Due to the current pandemic the internship will be online and will start in mid July and last 8 weeks.To apply, please send your CV and cover letter stating why you would like to do an internship with SOGH to volunteering@sogh.se by 25th May.
 

The Swedish Global Health Podcast Episode

Listen to our SOGH director Gio talk about the organization and the role of students in global health advocacy on the Swedish Global Health Podcast. You can find the episode in the link below!
 

Work-life Conflict and Mental Health

Working adults have 24 hours available to them to perform daily activities. However, the increase in work demands, family demands, workloads, and financial responsibilities have created a situation where the work activities may spill over into other activities and vice versa. Work-life conflict may lead to mental health outcomes such as life dissatisfaction, burnout, stress, depression, anxiety, and other health related outcomes including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and mortality. SOGH believes that mental health is an important branch of healthcare and an aspect which is too often overlooked. Therefore, the purpose of this workshop is to share knowledge, skills, and techniques of reducing work-life conflict and improving mental well-being.
Speakers:
Aziz Mensah, Doctoral Researcher at Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS)
Sarah Sung, certified 200 hours yoga instructor who specializes in Hatha, Astanga yoga, Prenatal yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises.
Aziz will talk about the findings of his research while Sarah will provide a 10 mins guided meditation by the end of the session.
 
WHEN: Thursday, May 13, 18-19PM CEST
 

Global Health Governance Seminar

The third seminar in the Global Health Politics series “Global Health Governance and the role of international organizations in Global Health”, discusses the convergence of global health, governance, and international organizations. We will have a rich panel of experts that will deepen in the current position of global health governance, analyze the role of major international organizations as well as the relationship with local governments, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and public-private partnerships. We will also explore the accomplishments and challenges faced by global health governance and potential solutions.
Come join us and participate in this interesting discussion!
 
WHEN: Tuesday, April 27, 17PM CET
 

International Earth Day Webinar

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO OUR PLANET? AND WHAT IS IT DOING TO OUR HEALTH?
For the celebration of this year’s Earth Day, we would like to invite you to an event aimed at deepen what challenges are threatening both our and our Planet’s health. Natural disasters, climate governance and related socio-political issues, such as forced migrations and armed conflicts: what are their effects on human health? Do not forget that health is a very broad concept, it means physical health but also health systems, life quality, mental health.
Our goal is to highlight once again that planetary health and human health are strongly connected and that we have to act now and fast, with an interdisciplinary approach!
Join us for a challenging and insightful discussion!
 
WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 18:00-19:30 CET
 

SNIH Career Workshop

SNIH will be hosting a series of career workshops, with the aim to encourage global and public health students to engage in organisations, and help them build a bridge from studying to being professionals in their field. This is an opportunity for students to improve good quality presentational skills that are needed when applying for a job and working in the field of global or public health within the Nordic context.
 
WHEN: Friday, April 9, 17PM CET
 

International Trade & Global Health Seminar

Health and politics are deeply intertwined. Nevertheless medical and health science institutions for research, education and practice often maintain an “apolitical” approach to health. This leaves professionals in the field ill-equipped to critically reflect on the interaction of politics with health, and its implications on health policy.
Want to learn more about health and politics? Then join us for our Global Health Politics series co-organised with the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT). The second seminar focuses on International Trade & Global Health and how the activities of multinational corporations affect health.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, March 31, 17PM-18:15PM CET
 

Environmental Injustice Workshop

Some individuals, groups and communities are at special risk from environmental threats. This is especially the case for low-income populations, the working class, people of color and indigenous peoples whose livelihoods and health may be endangered by resource extraction, waste disposal and pollution in their neighborhoods, as well as hazards in their workplace.
Our speaker Tom Mels, Associate Professor of Social & Economic Geography at Uppsala University, will talk with us about these environmental (in)justices. So join us!
 
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb 10, 12PM-1PM
 

INHALE, MEDITATE, DONATE

Do you feel stressed about the current situation? Do you miss going to the gym and excercise?
Join us for a relaxing yoga and meditation class!
Our skilled yoga instructor Sarah will help you relax your body and mind. The class will be suitable for beginners as well. Everyone can join us on Zoom by paying a donation (starting from 50kr). All proceeds will go to support our projects in the field.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Feb 4