A MoU was signed between KI and WHO in August 2020. Some overarching themes where identified as a common ground for collaboration.
Karolinska Institutet and WHO have identified following themes as base for the collaboration.
- Joint Karolinska Institutet -WHO research projects on topics related to the parties' research priorities, including Joint Collaborating Centres and implementation research, organization of joint academic and scientific activities, such as training activities, courses, conferences, seminars, workshops and lectures, e.g. "Rosling seminar- "Status of the world's health"
- Translation of evidence on innovation to support regions and countries to contextualize and develop strategies to enhance health and health interventions within the context of UHC; Inter-sectoral approaches should be encouraged.
- Strengthening capacity for using evidence in local decision-making. Activities could include, without limitation, collaborating on:
i. Engagement with regional and national stakeholders to enhance the generation and translation of evidence to policy;
ii. Support for forums for South-South collaborative networks to generate contextually relevant health research priorities;
iii. Delivery where appropriate, of demand driven, flagship, interdisciplinary programmes to strengthen evidence and capacity for decision making;
- Development of methodologies and approaches to engage health sector staff in reflective learning towards enhancing community engagement and human dimensions of health systems