Our latest blog posts
Beyond policies and intents: Remodeling equitable workspaces in global health organizations
Over the past few years, there has been an increase in both awareness and call to action from students and early career professionals to decolonize the existing global health structures. This has stemmed from a generational realization that the systems that created the current inequities in...
My Road to COP27
From 6th November to 18th November, 2022, the 27th session of the conference of the parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), commonly referred to as COP27 took place.
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.
Sustainable banking: Keeping your money AND the planet safe
SOGH is commited to sustainability in all areas of our work. Today’s blog post covers the challenges we encoutered looking for green banking options.
Exploring Gender-based Violence Activism in Nigeria
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a major problem that can never be overemphasized. It comes in different forms, from intimate partner violence, female genitalia mutilation such as breast ironing, and many more
SOGH’s mission on planetary health
Without a healthy planet, we cannot have a healthy human population. SOGH as an organization is dedicated to contributing to planetary health and in today’s blog post our environmental sustainability manager Chrisitina shares with us SOGH’s position and actions on the topic.
Moms’ Gums Matter – Oral Health Blog Series (3)
Tanden Frisk is back with the third part of our Oral Health Blog Series. Today, we spotlight women’s oral health during pregnancy, the specific causes, and risks of periodontal diseases.
Uganda in Covid-19 Times: OVAAT’s Role During The Pandemic
Moses Kwangwa, a public health scientist and director at OVAAT, a non-governmental organization operating in Uganda, takes us on a journey, detailing OVAAT’s role during the pandemic in Uganda.
Human Rights, Myths and Truths: Menstrual Health Awakening
In anticipation of Menstrual Hygiene day, the 28th of May, we explore how women and girls’ rights are undermined by the treatment they face during menstruation, as well as several period myths affecting menstruators around the world.
Minding the tooth gap
The Tanden Frisk team is back with our oral health blog series. This month, we put the spotlight on the world’s most prevalent health condition usually hidden in the darkness of oral cavities: dental caries.
Be proud of your mouth with Tanden Frisk – Oral Health Series (1)
It’s World Oral Health Day! On this special occasion the Tanden Frisk team launches a new blog series on oral health in vulnerable population groups and how their targeted projects will look like in the future.
Stop Negotiating Their Childhood!
To honour International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, we raise awareness on how young girls across the globe are still affected by child marriage.
The Intersection Between Culture And Modernism
Cultural practices abound everywhere in the world, most of them ancient. Today’s article is an exploration into some affable, bizarre and inimical cultural practices.
Out of cash? 4 ways to fundraise in pandemic times
Fundraising for an organization isn’t always easy. Luckily, we have Emilia Lindquist with us to support our team as fundraising manager. Read her advice on how to successfully fundraise during a pandemic.
The PopSci-Corner: Why Young Women In India Bear Their Children At A Very Young Age
Today we introduce the Popular Science Corner with this article from Ismael which explores reproductive choices in India and the factors that influence women’s childbearing decisions.
Visions of a Wellbeing Economy: Nigeria
This blog post explores how issues of health, insecurity and education are obstacles to achieving a wellbeing economy in Nigeria.
The Post COVID-19 World: Moving Beyond Building Back Better
In anticipation of Global Health Night 2020 we highlight 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.
Journey Through An Internship At SOGH
Former interns for the Mama and Family project, Zin and Lynnet have now taken over as project managers! Read on to find out all they have to share about themselves and their internship experience.
Go green with your teeth clean
Toothbrushing is the first thing most of us do every morning. But how can we make this daily habit more sustainable? 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
Breast ironing is an action perpetuated to stop the development of breasts. It is unfortunate that thelarche is a source of excruciating pain and horror for some girls as it marks their subjection to breast ironing.
EU4health or EU4cuts?
Amidst the ongoing pandemic, the EU Commission decided on cutting health funds for 2021-2017. We at SOGH believe: The time to invest in a healthier future is now and support the EU4health campaign towards better health for all Europeans.
COVID-19 Impact Series (V): Worldview on Coronavirus
For our 5th post on the Covid-19 Impact Series, Worldview on Coronavirus, we introduce Chiara and Lu, two women from Italy and China, who talk about their struggle in the time of Covid-19 and how their countries are coping and healing.
COVID-19 Impact Series (IV)
In the fourth part of our series, Robert from Australia and Victoria from Uganda share their views, fears and hopes they were experiencing during the Covid-19 lockdown in their countries.
COVID-19 Impact Series (III): Worldview on Coronavirus
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage globally, we meet Christy from the United States and Ana from Brazil. These young women tell us about life in their countries during the pandemic.