The Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, SIGHT, was made possible by a start-up grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
SIGHT’s objectives are to strengthen the Swedish resource base in global health for global health; provide a network-platform for interdisciplinary global health research and education; facilitate knowledge translation between academia, policy-makers and the public; and ensure that health is considered in all SDGs and implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Two mainstays of SIGHT’s organisation are the SIGHT fellows and the SIGHT student network. The SIGHT Fellows programme supports established researchers on the threshold of the top global health leadership in Sweden. Tailor-made mentoring coupled with action-relevant course modules, bring the fellows new perspectives, interdisciplinary networks, and not least relationship building within the cohorts. The first cohort, 2017–2018, consists of eight researchers within various disciplines, based at universities across Sweden. Over time, cohorts will build an alumni network, where interactions between cohorts will develop.
This session aims to present the Swedish Initiative SIGHT in general and first-hand experiences from its Fellows programme in particular to the Global Health Community by one of the SIGHT Fellows in the first cohort.
To present the Swedish initiative SIGHT and its fellows programme to the global health community and discuss whether similar initiatives could be useful to consider for other countries.
Session animée par Andreas Mårtensson, Professor of International Child Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.