About Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health

​​​​​​​The virtual Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University in Uganda. The aim of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health is to develop capacity and mobilise actions to drive the agenda for sustainable health.

Agenda 2030

Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health – advancing implementation of Agenda 2030

There is great urgency for action to deliver and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This action needs to be based on sound data and robust collaborations based on trust, innovation and reciprocity. Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University has leveraged their long-standing partnership in research and education to be key players in advancing this action and have established The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health. The Centre aims to investigate and promote new ways of operationalizing a holistic and sustainable take on health in the 21st century.

University leadership meeting
KI:s President Ole Petter Ottersen meets Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe from Makerere University at Aula Medica. Photo: Monika Berge

Based on a longstanding cooperation between Makerere University and Karolinska Insitutet

Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University in Uganda have collaborated in a mutually beneficial cooperation since 2003 when the first formal agreement was signed. Since then there has been an increase in exchange of students, teachers and researchers that has developed into more formal projects for example a joint doctoral training. All of this has further solidified the collaboration and contributed to important research results within a vast area of health including for example occupational therapy and public health. It is this on this breadth of experience and holistic perspective of health that the Center of Excellence for Sustainable Health is founded on, and on which it will further promote and develop.

Capacity building, promoting networks and providing tools for action

The activities of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health are based on an online platform which includes a web portal and an e-learning platform.

The focus areas of the Centre are:

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