Swedish Organization for Global Health

 

Our mission is to channel youth passion and talent to create a positive change in people’s health, from raising awareness about global health to improving the quality and accessibility of health care in low-income settings

 

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Our team on the war in Ukraine:

“It goes without saying that we, the SOGH team, are against this war, as we are against any violent conflict that is happening in the world right now. We stand in solidarity with all the people affected by the war in Ukraine, from the Ukrainian citizens who are fleeing their home country to the Russians who are experiencing hate, and abuse by their own government. We also stand with all those people who were discriminated against at the Ukrainian boulders.”

 

What it’s like to wear hijab in Sweden

Today our intern Ayesha is exploring what the decision to wear a headscarf can mean for a  Muslim woman like her living in Sweden.

News from Uganda: Mama & Family project updates

Today’s post is going to take you through the most important updates from our on-the-ground project in Uganda, the Mama&Family project.

How biased are we?

Our Intern Helena takes us through the different kinds of biases that we face as individuals as well as an organization working in global health.

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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