Success stories from both donors and researchers and examples of how donations have made a difference.
When Bojana Nathorst-Böös’s will is eventually opened and read, a foundation will begin to award scholarships to doctors and nurses who would like to further their education through study trips and international conferences.
The story begins in the 1980s in a laboratory at Karolinska Institutet, where Tore Curstedt, along with the late Professor Bengt Robertson, developed a treatment that came to revolutionise neonatal care.
When Karin Källander went to the Ugandan capital of Kampala in 2002, she was one of the first graduate students to participate in the new research collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University. Her research conclusions played an important role in Uganda’s decision to revise its program for treating children’s fever.
The Karma study is about preventing the onset of breast cancer so that fewer women are taken ill suffer. The goal is to identify women at high risk for the disease and offer them drug treatments that prevent the illness from developing. A donation from Märit and Hans Rausing made the Karma study possible.
Mats Sundin’s donation to a researcher exchange program, the Mats Sundin Fellowship, will support individuals who have recently completed their doctoral studies. Awards include two-year grants for continued research into how childrens’ genes and environment impact their health as adults.
During 2006-2010, Karolinska Institutet conducted the campaign 'Breakthroughs for life', KI's first fundraising campaign ever. Thanks to the great commitment and generosity of friends around the world, the campaign targets as one of the most successful in Europe ever. With more than a billion Swedish crowns collected