Programme for Global Health Night 2015

Welcome to Global Health Night 2015

Global Health Night is a dynamic and interactive event, dedicated to Global Health. The participants will be presented with a broad introduction to different career opportunities within the field of Global Health. Everyone who has an interest in Global health is welcome, but the event is especially aimed at university level students as well as employees, researchers and teachers at Karolinska Institutet.


Registration opens at 16:30

Lectures 17:00

(the lectures will be streamed on our website from 17:00 - 20:00 CET)

Opening speech: Vinod Diwan, director at the Centre of Global Health at Karolinska Institutet.

Keynote speakers: Hans Rosling, Dileep Mavalankar, Helena Nordenstedt, Johan Lundin, Kristina Ljungros and Taha Hirbod Alexandersson.

Mingle 19:30

Organizations present:

  • SIDA
  • UN-Women
  • White Ribbon Alliance
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Doctors of the World
  • Psychologists without Borders
  • ReAct
  • HIV Sweden
  • Swedish Organization for Global Health
  • Institute for Indian Mother and Child
  • International Federation of Medical Students Association
  • Operation Smile

Focus groups 20:00

Opportunity to participate in focus groups (20:00-20:45)

For the most interested and motivated students there will be focus groups on different topics within the Global Health spectrum. The Focus groups will comprise a maximum of 15 participants, a group leader and additional experts and organizations active within the respective topics. The selection for participation in the Focus Groups is based on motivation and previous engagement in the topics.

The following Focus Groups will be available at the Global Health Night:

  1. Disaster Medicine
  2. Global Health and Infectious Diseases
  3. Global Health Diplomacy
  4. Sexual and Reproductive Health
  5. Innovation for Global Health
  6. Global Mental Health
  7. Lifestyle Diseases/ NCDs

 For more information and to register for the focus groups see our Focus Groups page.

Global Health Night offers a unique opportunity for acquiring a broad insight into Global Health, both as a career choice and research area. Do not miss this unique opportunity to network and interact with high- profile professionals and organisations within the field of Global health! Come prepared and have your questions answered by people from the field!

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Do you want to contact us? Email: globalhealthnight at

Global Health Night is a collaboration between Center for Global Health at Karolinska Institutet, Swedish Organisation for Global Health (SOGH), Institute for Indian Mother and Child (IIMC) och International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA).

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