Swedish Organization for Global Health

 

Our mission is to improve the quality and accessibility of health care and health promotion through local and international partnerships

 

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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

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Journey Through An Internship At SOGH

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!

Go green with your teeth clean

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..

Breast Ironing: A Harmful Practice That Spans Generations

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…

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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