About the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health

Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University in Uganda have been working together for over 20 years. In 2021 they established a Centre based on their strong partnership to bring people together, recognize their health challenges and mobilize actions towards well-being.

Current programs

CESH is currently running several projects that aim to strengthen the capacity to contribute to innovation in the public sector and to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

Key facts about CESH

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

KI and Makerere University in Uganda have collaborated in a mutually beneficial cooperation since 2003, when the first formal agreement was signed. The exchange of students, teachers and collaboration in research has developed into more formal projects, for example a joint doctoral training. the collaboration has contributed to important research results within a vast area of health including for example occupational therapy and public health. CESH was founded on this breadth of experience and holistic perspective of health that the and on which it will further promote and develop. Cooperation with Makerere University

CESH activities can be divided under four core engagements:
1. Capacity development and Education
2. Tools and resources
3. Networks and partnerships
4. Research

The activities are based on an online platform.

The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Health (CESH)
CESH working group. Photo: Davidson Ndyabahika.