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Global Health Night & SIGHT Award 2020 - The Post COVID-19 World: Moving Beyond Building Back Better

This year, COVID-19 has put health on top of the development agenda. Global Health Night and SIGHT Award 2020 will address ways the current health crisis has brought socio-economic inequalities to the surface, and ways we can take immediate action to contribute to building back a better world.

Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum) at Stockholm School of Economics together with the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation Student Organization Network (SIGHT SON) and the Student Association at Stockholm School of Economics (SASSE) are pleased to invite you to the 6th Annual Global Health Night. This year will be the first time the GHN is hosted by SSE and presented in collaboration with the annual SIGHT Award. Students from all fields and universities, as well as members of academia, industry and civil society are welcome to join an evening of celebration of interdisciplinarity in Global Health.

This year’s event will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, which has changed and continues to change the world in all areas of life, from the economic effects of lockdown measures, to the strain on healthcare systems, to the global effort to find a vaccine. The pandemic has impacted all the Sustainable Development Goals, changing the direction of global conversations not only on health and well-being, but also on climate change, poverty and economic development. While the current global crisis has exposed many failures and challenges in our societies, it has also created opportunities to bring about change and go beyond “building back” to building a better version of our world.

Global Health Night & SIGHT Award 2020 aims to inspire journeys of long-lasting societal change, both for students and the wider public. This year we have invited prominent keynote speakers and panelists to discuss actions we need to take to go “beyond building back better”. With their experience and insights into change making and transformations, we hope you will feel empowered and armed with knowledge on how to take local action to achieve global impact.

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the SIGHT Award 2020. Founded by The Swedish foundation of the Einhorn family, “Familjen Einhorns stiftelse”, the award celebrates global health changemakers for their significant contribution within global health research in low- and middle-income countries.


Lars Strannegård


Stockholm School of Economics

Rachel Glennerster

Chief Economist

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Renzo Guinto, MD DrPH

Associate Professor of Global Public Health

St. Luke’s College of Medicine, Philippines 

Sofia Constanza Brännström

Swedish UN Youth Delegate

Mattias Frumerie

Head of Delegation to UNFCCC

Swedish Ministry of Environment

John Hassler

Professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

Stockholm University

Kristina Jönsson

Associate Professor of Political Science

Lund University

Prof. Anna Thorson

Unit head research leadership and capacity strengthening



Helena Nordenstedt

Associate professor and teacher in Global Health

Karolinska Institutet

Stefan Einhorn

Familjen Einhorns Stiftelse

Presenting the SIGHT Award 2020