Our work with the Swedish National Board for Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen)

The Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters acts in an advisory role with the Swedish National Board for Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), as one of their research centres (kunskapscentrum). Our role concerns the field of global disaster medicine and international missions. As part of our work we publish external monitoring reports three times a year, and a research overview and global analysis yearly. Our latest reports are available to read (in Swedish) below.

Since 2002, the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has funded a network of emergency medicine research centres at Swedish universities. The Department of Global Public Health at Karolinska Institutet is one node of this network and the Centre for Research on Health Care in Disaster is one such research centre (kunskapscentrum) for matters related to global disaster medicine and international missions.

As a research centre we act in an advisory role in relation to the National Board of Health and Welfare. Our obligation is to, via all the work we do, develop and maintain a high level of knowledge and competency within our field - disaster medicine and international missions. We are also obliged to work nationally, coordinating in such a way that knowledge and expertise in the field is advanced and made available. 

As part of our work we publish external monitoring reports three times a year, as well as a yearly research overview and global analysis. The National Board of Health and Welfare also partly funds some of our research through competitive grants.  

Monitoring reports, research overviews and global analysis (in Swedish)