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Collaborate on a project with us

Is your organization interested in working together on a project?

SOGH is a small volunteer-based organization. While we are always happy to hear about new opportunities and excited about possible new collaborations, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when contacting us:
  • We are a small organization and therefore cannot provide funds for projects.
  • Please contact us with a specific project or idea and explain how you think our organizations could work together.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Do you want to be actively involved? Do you want to be part of the team? Yes, We are hiring. Click Here! to see our open positions.

Meet the Team

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Dr. Israt Jahan Dowel


Dr. Israt Jahan Dowel is a Physician from Bangladesh, after her MBBS and Postgraduate training she completed her Master’s in public health from Lund University. Israt was awarded with Swedish international Scholarship from 2020 to 2022 and worked as a Global leader with SI team. Her previous experience working with Cancer patients made her determined to work on Global Health, disease prevention and improving quality of life. Israt is enthusiastic to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2030. Her special interest to work on health sectors, reducing poverty, ensuring equality. She is also doing research regarding treatment of Dementia patients collaborating with Lund University. Her best skills are Leadership, Team management, punctuality, and Flexibility. She loves to spend her leisure time on cooking, traveling, and spending times with family. To accomplish her dream on improving Global health and Crisis management, she has joined to the SOGH platform as Director.

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Keuleu Kamani Kelly

Vice Director

With a strong foundation in medical laboratory science and a passion for public health, Keuleu Kamani Kelly is a dedicated professional committed to making a positive impact on healthcare access and quality. Her experience in academia, NGO work, and blood donation initiatives showcases a well-rounded approach to improving healthcare outcomes for vulnerable populations. Currently pursuing advanced studies in public health, Miss Kelly being the vice director at Swedish Organization for Global Health is poised to contribute significantly to the field of global health and continue her mission of promoting health equity worldwide.

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Dr. Appiah Theresa Catherine

Vice Director

Dr. Appiah Theresa Catherine, a distinguished physician from Ghana, began her medical journey at Ternopil State Medical University in Ukraine. She pursued further education, earning Master's degrees in Human Assisted Reproductive Technologies from UPF-Barcelona School of Management and Global Health from Uppsala University. Motivated by her work with endometriosis patients, Dr. Appiah is deeply committed to advancing global health aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 2030. Her dedication extends to preventive medicine, poverty reduction, child rights, and equality. Currently interning with Child Rights Eurasia, she enjoys globe-trotting and culinary exploration during leisure time. As Vice Director at the SOGH platform, she continues her mission to improve global health and crisis management.

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Elise Devidts

External Relations Manager

After obtaining a master's degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management, I have decided to move to Sweden to continue my studies in the Global Health Master program of the University of Gothenburg. I am originally from France, but I have also studied in Thailand and Portugal. I am passionate about health emergency and disaster preparedness and I hope to be able to combine these topics with my logistic background in the future. I have previously volunteered in a charity focused on children's aid as a Partnership Manager. I'm excited to work as External Relations Manager at SOGH to collaborate with people sharing the same interests and goals.

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Dr. Michael Endale Mengesha

Fundraising Manager

Dr. Michael Endale Mengesha, an Ethiopian medical doctor, is deeply passionate about innovating healthcare. Graduating from Ethiopia's premier medical college, he has since pursued a diverse career. Alongside his roles as a part-time lecturer and researcher, he plays a crucial role in an innovative project at WeCare Integrated Health Network, aimed at revolutionizing digital health in Ethiopia. Additionally, he is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Health Economics at Umea University in Sweden, demonstrating his dedication to addressing healthcare challenges through interdisciplinary approaches. As a fundraising manager for the Swedish Organization for Global Health, he collaborates with international donors to support health initiatives in low-income countries. With his clinical expertise, research skills, and drive for change, Michael aims to leave a lasting impact on healthcare, tackling pressing issues along the way.

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Priyanka Boga

Tanden Frisk Project Manager

My Name is Priyanka Boga and I am from India. I am a Dental surgeon and currently as Master's student at Karolinska Institute and Stockholm University. I am also the Tanden Frisk Project Manager for Swedish Organization for Global Health, Stockholm.
I am a creative and love to work on art and read when I am not studying or working.

Advisory Board Members

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Clara Nelly Fischer

Member, Advisory Board

Clara, a Public Health Specialist and former Director of SOGH, co-established the Swedish Organization for Global Health alongside two fellow students during her Master's studies in Public Health Sciences at the Karolinska Institute in 2014. Drawing from her background in research institutes, international NGOs, and UN organizations, she is dedicated to strengthening health systems globally and promoting women's reproductive health and rights.

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Dalla LiberaMarchiori Gioggia (Gio)

Member, Advisory Board

Gio is a health scientist by formation, a non-profit leader by experience and a systems thinker by passion. She is currently doing a PhD at the Planetary Health Equity Hothouse, at the Australian National University, on the role of philanthropic organizations on health research priority setting and its implications for planetary health equity. Gio is also a member of Scientist Rebellion and Extinction Rebellion, complementing her academic work with activism and civil disobedience. She was SOGH director between January 2019 and March 2023, and she previously worked in infectious diseases research and in the NGO sector on sustainable healthcare and food system policies in the EU.
Quote: "It is time to challenge and change our concept of health, our economic model, our policies and governance's priorities. That is why I have a transdisciplinary approach to health, aiming to contribute to system changes that are absolutely necessary if we want to ensure healthy lives for all on a healthy planet"

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Peter Waiswa

Member, Advisory Board

Peter Waiswa is a medical doctor and a Post Doc at Karolinska Institute as well as a lecturer at the Department of Health Policy Planning and Management of Makerere University School of Public Health. Peter has worked as a district medical officer for eight years under the Ministry of Health in Uganda, he has extensive experience in health systems and health service management, and is also actively involved in community work in Uganda through supporting local community-based organizations.

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Dr. Helena Nordenstedt

Member, Advisory Board

Helena Nordenstedt is a specialist physician in internal medicine and an associate professor of Global health at Karolinska Institutet. She has previously worked for Doctors Without Borders in Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Guinea, as an Ebola physician. Helena is passionate about global health education, from undergraduate to postgraduate level as well as capacity building and currently advises doctoral students in Sweden, Uganda, Cameroon, Nigeria and Liberia. In the past few years she has worked part time for Hans Rosling’s Gapminder Foundation as head of research and as board member.

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Dr. Giulia Gaudenzi

Member, Advisory Board

Giulia is an assistant professor at the Department of Global Public Health and an affiliated fellow at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Nanobiotechnology at SciLifeLab. She focuses on point-of-care diagnostics in low-resource settings. She holds a fully funded VR International postdoctoral scholarship and is part of the "HoliCARE" consortium, funded by the European Commission. Giulia completed her PhD studies at the Karolinska Institutet and has managed various projects, including Global Health advocacy events. She co-founded the course "Gender Health and Rights" and holds a Master of Law in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Edinburgh. Giulia is passionate about equitable technology development and is a board member of the Swedish Organization for Global Health.

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