The healthcare sector often overestimates its importance for global health


Andreas Mårtensson, Professor at Department of
Women's and Children's Health

Professor Andreas Mårtensson at Uppsala University’s International Maternal and Child Health section (IMCH) was the first global health researcher to receive the Einhorn SIGHT Award in 2017.

Melinda Gates personally presented the award – SEK 100,000 in prize money and a diploma – to Mårtensson at a ceremony at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm in 2017. Also in attendance was Professor Stefan Einhorn, the founder of the Einhorn Family Foundation and instigator of the award.

“For a researcher, it is vital that your subject matter is appreciated and receives visibility outside the research team. Above all, it is a matter of teamwork, and in global health, the people involved are always cross-disciplinary and multinational,” says Andreas Mårtensson, five years after receiving the award.

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Last modified: 2023-10-23