In this episode we are joined by four students with different educational backgrounds but a shared commitment for global health. We talk about their view on global health, its connection to social and economic inequities and how students contribute to the constant evolvement of the global health field.

Participating guests:

Giorgia Dalla Libera Marchiori is a master student at Uppsala University and the director of the Swedish Organisation for Global Health. The organizations mission is to channel youth passion and talent to create a positive change in people’s health, from spreading knowledge about global and public health topics to concretely improving the quality and accessibility of health care in low-income settings.

Lisa Arvidsson is a medical student and secretary general at IFMSA-Sweden: a nonprofit organization that promotes peace and health, both locally and globally, belonging and working closely with the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association which is represented in 100 countries with around 1,3 million members. IFMSA-Sweden is present in all universities with medical education.

Sergio Flores is a Health Economics student from Umeå University and the chairperson for the Swedish Network for International Health, an independent network for students and alumni of master’s degrees in public, international and global health at universities in Sweden, currently composed of seven universities.

Solomiya Kasyanchuk is a second year student in the Masters of Health Economics, Policy and Management at Karolinska Institutet. Alongside her studies, she works as a Student Coordinator for the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT). The main purposes of SIGHT are to promote an interdisciplinary approach to global health, to strengthen and bridge Swedish research and education, and to provide a scientific basis for national and transnational policy work in global health. With the importance of intersectorial collaboration and youth engagement in mind, SIGHT has established a network of student organizations based in Sweden, which Solomiya coordinates.

Interviewers are Lotta Velin, medical student in Lund and PhD student at Linköping University, and Anna-Theresia Ekman, AT-läkare in Stockholm and PhD student at Karolinska Institutet.

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