Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health
The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health, CESH, is a collaboration between KI and Makerere University in Uganda. The aim is to develop capacity and mobilise actions to drive the agenda for sustainable health, permeated by the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
About the Centre
Key facts about CESH and current projects
Collaboration with Uganda
Collaboration with partners in Uganda is ranging from education to research activities and the establishment of CESH.
Karolinska Institutet's Strategy 2030
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News & Events
Renewed funding for Midwize and MISH training programs
We are delighted that both training programs will now receive renewed financial support from the Swedish Institute (SI), which makes it possible to continue our efforts to drive innovation in the public sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Vice President Martin Bergö visited Makerere University in Uganda
Martin Bergö visited Makerere University, a long-term partner of Karolinska Institutet. He met his counterparts at the university and the college of health sciences, toured research sites, discussed global health challenges, and met with alumni and partners.
Leadership for Transformative Change
The newly launched global training programme aims to transform society and gathers 22 leaders from all over the world to transform social development in their countries. The programme is offered by Uppsala University in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
23 January 2024: Global Conversations on Sustainable Health
The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health invites you to the Global Conversation on Sustainable Health. This is a space where new ideas, innovative solutions and visions for sustainable health will be shared and discussed. The conversations are: online via Zoom, short, interactive, features prominent speakers.
Continued funding for impactful training for professionals in maternal and child health in sub-Saharan Africa
KI has been approved continued funding from the Swedish Institute (SI) to implement a capacity building training programme for professionals in sub-Saharan Africa during the period 2023 - 2024 to develop the field of reproductive, maternal and newborn health.
KI shares experiences and successes from the SI Public Sector Innovation Programme
The announcement for the SI Public Sector Innovation Program is now open until November 14.
We have spoken to Ylva Olsson, project manager at Karolinska Institutet, to hear about their experience as a grant recipient.
SI continues to support KI and partners’ international training programmes in innovation and leadership
KI has been approved continued funding from the Swedish Institute (SI) to implement two capacity building training programmes for professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa. The programmes, which have been running since 2020, will be offered online during 2022 - 2023.
Workshop at KI strengthens collaboration in the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health
“This virtual centre does not need a physical building as it is based on friendship. We have gone through a pandemic and war, but nothing can stop us and that commitment is also part of sustainable health", said Professor Wanyenze, the Makerere University chairperson of the Centre of Excellence of Sustainable Health.
New online training in innovation for health care professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa
Karolinska Institutet has together with its partners in Sub-Saharan Africa kick-started implementation of a new online training programme about sustainable health for professionals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia and Uganda.
International and multisectoral partnerships that help achieve the 2030 Agenda
KI and Makerere University have intensified their joint efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda. In partnership with several academic institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, they have co-created and started delivering on capacity building projects for health professionals.
Next step for the fruitful collaboration between Makerere University and KI
One of KI’s largest international collaborations is with Makerere University in Uganda. In time for Makerere’s 100th anniversary, the partnership is to manifest itself in a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health. A delegation from KI travelled in May to Uganda to cement the relationship.
New center to promote sustainable health
On 16 September 2021 the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health (CESH) was inaugurated. It's a digital competence center that has been established together with Makerere University in Uganda. The purpose of the center is to promote sustainable health and contribute to Agenda 2030 with the help of a long-term partnership.
KI awarded funding from the Swedish Institute
Karolinska Institutet has been awarded funding from the Swedish Insitute for two training programmes amounting to a total of four million SEK within the framework of the Swedish Institute’s Public Sector Innovation Programme. The programmes will run 2020-2021.
KI awarded funding from Sida for capacity building project in Africa
Karolinska Institutet (KI) has been awarded a grant from Sida for a two and a half year capacity development project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Somalia. The project aims to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
KI and Makerere University establish centre for sustainable health
KI and Makerere University have signed an agreement to establish the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health, a centre to promote partnerships and develop capacity, resources and tools for researchers and policy makers globally.
One step closer to a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health
An extensive workshop has been held to further the vision of creating a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health. Karolinska Institutet is driving the development together with Makerere University in Uganda, with focus on non-communicable diseases and other high burden diseases.
Visit from Makerere University
On 8th June 2018, a delegation from Makerere University led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, together with a team from Karolinska Institutet led by President, Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen concluded discussions on further areas of collaboration.