Uppsala Global Health Research on Implementation and Sustainability (UGHRIS)
The research group UGHRIS (Uppsala Global Health Research on Implementation and Sustainability) is an interdisciplinary research group that brings together researchers and doctoral students in global health and sustainable development from various academic areas, including medicine, health care, anthropology and educational sciences.
Based on the health of women and children in a global perspective, UGHRIS focuses on key issues for Agenda 2030; how policy and evidence should be put into practice, how we build sustainable health systems and societies and how we can reduce inequalities in health and survival. An important part of this endeavor is to work with transormative learning and education for sustainable developmen. Changing ways of thinking and behavior is a necessity, whether it is to improve the care of newborn children or to meet social, economic or ecological challenges.
UPDATES FROM UGHRIS
SIHI SWEDEN HUB LAUNCHES WEBSITE
On the 19th of November SIHI Sweden presented its website. You can find the seminar recorded at this link:
SIHI Sweden is a newly formed network that aims to promote interdisciplinary research on social innovation for health by connecting researchers, students, entrepreneurs, policymakers and implementers in private and public sector, civil society and non-profits, and to advocate for systemic shifts needed to achieve sustainable health in the local context
UWE EWALD APPOINTED HONORARY DOCTOR AT UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Professor emeritus Uwe Ewald will be appointed honorary doctor under festive cerebrations on Friday Oct 8, 2021. Professor Ewald has a long-standing collaboration with the Finnish university and has been an important teacher, both clinically and scientifically. He has also been an important mentor and supporter during the long planning process of the new Women's and Children's Hospital (to be opened in Feb 2022).
THE OSCAR PRIZE AWARDED TO UGHRIS RESEARCHER
The Oscar Price 2021 has been awarded to Associate Professor Ashish KC, researcher in the UGHRIS group. The Oscar prize is awarded to young scientists at Uppsala University “whose scientific writing is the most deserving and offers the greatest promise of continued academic achievements”. Ashish KC has evaluated the implementation of interventions for improved maternal and child health and his studies on how to increase quality of care for mothers and small children in resource-poor settings have gained international attention and influenced policy. We congratulate Ashish to this honor and are encouraged by his important and successful endeavors.
Networks and collaborations
Networking and collaboration is a necessity in order to meet the challenges facing humankind today. This is an indisputable standpoint for UGHRIS and below are some links to the group's collaborating partners.
UGHRIS has a close collaboration with SWEDESD, both within research as well as education. The research group is also the home for SIHI Sweden (www.socialinnovationinhealth.org), and an actvie partner within Uppsala University Sustainability Initiatives (UUSI)
- Makerere University, Uganda
- Addis Continental Institute of Public Health, Ethiopia
- Ahfad University fo Women, Sudan
- icddr,b, Bangladesh
- Hanoi University of Public Health, Vietnam
- Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania
- Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy (ANSER)
Other networks and collaboration partners