SIGHT will be hosting its annual SIGHT award event in Gothenburg with the purpose of recognising researchers for important research in lower- and middle-income countries within global health.
SIGHT is an institute under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. This year, alongside the presentation of the award to the chosen winner, we will have a keynote speech as well as an interactive panel discussion on the health of refugee women and children.
Date: 5 November 2019
Time: 17:00 – 19:30
Venue: Aula Hall at Vasaparken 1, Gothenburg University’s main building.
Title: Towards better health for refugee women and children
Theme: Towards ensuring physical and mental well-being for refugee women and children in the context of Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
Audience: students and university faculty staff
1- Hold the annual Award Ceremony
2- Raise the following issue: The urgent need for interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships in order to achieve SDG 3.8 which calls for a Universal Health Coverage worldwide leaving no one behind including refugee women and children
3- Discuss the solutions that would improve refugee women’s and children’s healthcare access
4- Provide a diverse network for involved participants that would represent the starting point of a growing network of collaborations to achieve our main goal SDG. 3
The Ceremony Programme
17:30 Introduction to the event by SIGHT student coordinators and the Vice-Rector of the University of Gothenburg
17:40 Keynote speech by Birgitta Essén
17:55 Introduction to the panel discussion and panel moderator Sara Causevic
18:00 Panel discussion moderated by Sara Causevic commences Panelists:
Birgitta Essén – Solvig Ekblad – Johan von Schreeb – Bo Jacobsson – Katarina Carlzén
19:05 Words of wisdom – by Stefan Einhorn
19:15 Handing over of SIGHT award by the Vice-Rector of Gothenburg University and presentation of the winner’s research
19:25 Closing statements from SIGHT