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Call for applications – Fundraising Manager

Are you creative, engaging and  an idea-developer? Then apply now for the position of Fundraising Manager and become a part of the SOGH team!

Deadline: 8 November 2020

“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 World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), European Public Health Association (EUPHA), Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI), and UK faculty of public health (FPH).

The statement focuses 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”.

To read the statement, please click on the button below.

LSHTM COVID-19 Public Engagement Grant

We have been one of the recipients of the “COVID-19 Public Engagement Grant” of the London School of Hygene and Tropical Medicine for our Kodhi Kodhi Project!

“COVID-19 is not just about COVID-19. In fact, COVID-19 has an impact that goes beyond the disease it causes, jeopardising access to fundamental health services, with a long-term impact especially for the most vulnerable populations. For instance, pregnant women do not stop giving birth, so it is essential to continue to provide maternal services like the ones provided by Community Health Workers (CHWs) running the Mama & Family Project in six rural villages in Uganda. However, during this pandemic CHWs could also play a very central role in reducing the spread of the virus. Therefore, the Kodhi Kodhi Project will not only provide the necessary tools for the CHWs to continue working safely but will empower them to engage their entire communities in maintaining hygiene behaviours, such as hand washing. CHWs are trusted and well known for their health promotion activities, therefore their voices could trigger a long-lasting behavioural change that will have a positive outcome beyond COVID-19.”

Call for applications – Communications Manager

Are you creative, have very good public engagement and time management skills, and enjoy using social media with an ethical and critical eye? Then apply now for the position of Communications Manager and become a part of the SOGH team!

Deadline: 15 Sept 2020

“A Big Deal” Fundraising Comedy Show

WHEN: SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2020 11.30-12:30 PM AND 6.00-7.00 PM + SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020 6.00-7.00 PM

Dear friends, we are happy to announce our new collaboration with the recently formed actors’ association “A Big Deal”. They are an international team of improvisers from 5 different countries, with longstanding experience in comedy shows but, more importantly, they are keen on contributing to a good cause. Like us, they are passionate about human and planetary wellbeing. A Big Deal wants to offer to all our followers an online and totally free improvisational comedy show, where they will also provide the audience with ways you can support NGOs like ours!

Come take part in the only art form where inspiration, creation, and performance all happen at the same moment, where every performer is a director, author, and actor. Each show is based on a suggestion from the audience which serves as a springboard for the show. You will also have an opportunity to engage with the improvisers via chat during the show.

We are delighted about this nice and funny initiative! For registration:

Videos of our Webinars are now online!

Did you miss one of our webinars and would like to hear what our speakers had to say anyway? No problem, now you can watch the videos of our last two webinars right here, online! 

If you want to see more of SOGHs videos, follow our Youtube channel here.

CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

Call for applications – Mama & Family Project e-internship!

As part of our Covid-19 response, SOGH decided to not perform any field work this summer. No interns from Uganda or any other country will meet the local communities we work with. In fact, their and your health are a priority for us. However, the evaluation of the Mama & Family project, a project organized and managed by SOGH and our Ugandan partner UDHA (Uganda Development and Health Associates).  still needs to go ahead. Therefore, join us on our first e-internship!

Webinar: Periods in Pandemics: menstrual health activism during the COVID-19 crisis

Date: 28th May 2020
Time:  12:00 – 13:30 CEST
Place: Zoom (we will send out a link to your email)

How are you supposed to change your pads or wash your hands if you don’t have access to a toilet and clean water? How are you supposed to wear a tampon or a facemask if you cannot afford it? Menstrual health and COVID-19 have more things in common than you think. They both disproportionately affect the most vulnerable people, they both hinder women and girls from reaching their full potential. As with many things in our lives, COVID-19 is impacting menstruators and those who work towards gender equality through good menstrual health. Do you want to know more?

We are very proud to invite you to an inspiring seminar with four outstanding speakers from different parts of the world. Join us and meet Amina, Rebecka, Shyaka and Roisa for an insightful discussion around periods in pandemics and their work during these times. You can’t miss it!

Please, register through this link:

https://forms.gle/DvndihKftMVjE2gx7

 

Parasites in Paradise: Facing Down the Scourge of Malaria in Pregnancy

WHEN: 12th of May, 4PM CEST

We are proud to invite you to Swedish Organization for Global Health’s inspirational webinar with our guest speaker and global leader in the field, Dr Raquel González from Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal).
We are excited to have her present an introduction and overview in the field “Parasites in Paradise: Facing Down the Scourge of Malaria in Pregnancy”. This will outline the biological basis for malaria in pregnancy, current recommendations to prevent and treat malaria in pregnancy, and challenges ahead, including COVID-19, for the 125 million pregnant women who are at risk of malaria infection each year.
 

We at Swedish Organization for Global Health (SOGH) are a Stockholm-based non-profit and non-governmental organisation working on projects locally in Sweden and in Uganda. We currently have a maternal health project set up in rural Uganda focusing on providing maternal support. As an action for World Malaria Day we want to raise awareness to a lesser known malaria area focusing on malaria in pregnancy.

We feel very lucky and excited to hear Dr González speak and hope you will join us!

We will send out the Zoom link via email to all who sign up via this form –  https://forms.gle/K7GkgLCUX3D1dnyt8