News on global health
Climate change influences infection via ticks and mosquitoes
24 januari 2023
Infections spread via mosquitoes and ticks are becoming increasingly common. Tove Hoffman, Researcher in Infectious Medicine at the Zoonosis Scienc...
Y chromosome loss linked to men's increased risk of severe COVID-19
14 december 2022
Men are at an increased risk of a severe bout of COVID-19 compared to women. Researchers at Uppsala University have now shown that this may be due ...
Course developed at Uppsala University wins ENLIGHT award
22 november 2022
The course “Innovation Game: A Summer School Applying Serious Game Design in Health Care and Education” has won the ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning A...
Otto Cars has dedicated his life to the fight against antibiotic resistance
19 november 2022
The silent pandemic – that is what the challenge of increasing antibiotic resistance in our society is sometimes called. Treatments are rendered mo...
Research on equality in healthcare
17 oktober 2022
In international maternal and reproductive health, many issues are sensitive and influenced by stigma, norms and values. Family formation and wheth...
Birgitta Essén receives the Martin H:son Holmdahl Prize
28 juni 2022
This year’s Martin H:son Holmdahl Prize for human rights and freedoms is awarded to Professor Birgitta Essén, who works at Uppsala University and U...
Mass exodus calls for many health actions
07 april 2022
What health measures need implementing for people fleeing from the war in Ukraine? Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil, researcher and Senior Lecturer at U...
New network: Social innovations for better health
27 januari 2022
Promoting social innovation for better health in Sweden – that is the aim of the new SIHI Sweden network. Although this is not the sole purpose of ...
Sweden’s first WHO Collaborating Centre for Migration and Health
06 december 2021
International maternal and child health at Uppsala University’s Department of Women's and Children's Health has been appointed as a WHO Collaborati...
More king cobra species than previously known
17 november 2021
The King Cobra, the world's largest venomous snake, is not just one species. There are at least three more, according to Uppsala University and oth...
New method for discovery of antiviral drugs
02 augusti 2021
The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for methods to identify new or repurposed drugs as antivirals. Researchers at Uppsala Univer...
UNITE4TB partnership focus on new Tuberculosis treatments
15 juli 2021
The partnership will accelerate the development of new Tuberculosis (TB) drug regimens as part of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a publ...
Important role of genetics for age at first sex and birth
09 juli 2021
An international research team has identified hundreds of genetic variants that are linked with age at first sex and birth of the first child. The ...
Equitable access to care: a global challenge
08 juli 2021
The ongoing pandemic has had worldwide repercussions. One is that it has highlighted disparities in access to health care. A group of Uppsala Unive...
Vigorous political efforts needed for new antibiotics
02 juni 2021
More than 30 years have passed since a new class of antibiotics was last discovered. The world’s antibiotic consumption is rising, and the problems...
Prize for global work to promote child health rights
29 januari 2021
Stefan Swartling Peterson, Professor of Global Health at Uppsala University and UNICEF health specialist, has been awarded the 2020 Martin Henrikss...
Uppsala University joins Wellcome Leap Global Network
29 januari 2021
Uppsala University has joined the Leap Health Breakthrough Network, a global group of 21 leading academic and research institutions, representing a...
The professor wanting to contribute to peace on Earth
25 januari 2021
Isak Svensson is, as he describes it, a product of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. Since his undergraduate studies, he has stayed tr...
International initiative on migrant health data
22 januari 2021
In a collaboration with Uppsala University, the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) has published new technical guidance describing why and...
Collaboration model to deal with crises
02 oktober 2020
During the pandemic, UU Innovation is testing “MAYday for Crisis”, a new collaboration model for starting projects to manage the crisis. The MAYday...