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

The Global Health Night and SIGHT Award 2020 was organised by Misum together with the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation Student Organization Network (SIGHT SON) and the Student Association at Stockholm School of Economics (SASSE). Held online on November 25, the event shed light on how the current health crisis has brought socio-economic inequalities to the surface, and ways in which we can take immediate action to contribute to go 'beyond building back better'.

Global Health Night & SIGHT Award 2020 invited prominent keynote speakers and panellists from different fields to discuss socio-economic impacts of the pandemic and actions we need to take to go “beyond building back better”. 

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the SIGHT Award 2020 to Ebba Malmqvist, Associate professor at Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University. 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.

You can read more about the event and the speakers here.

If you missed the livestream, you can now watch recordings from the night below. 

Keynote speech I

“Planetary Health: Our New Compass for Our Post-COVID Future”

Renzo Guinto, MD DrPH

Chief Planetary Doctor, PH Lab, Philippines


Keynote speech II

The Long-Term Consequences of Lockdown: COVID-19 in the Developing World
Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), UK

Panel discussion

Beyond building back better: Local actions for a global impact


Mattias Frumerie, Head of Delegation to UNFCCC at Swedish Ministry of Environment

Sofia Constanza Brännström, Swedish UN Youth Delegate

John Hassler, Professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholm University

Prof. Anna Thorson, Unit head of the Research leadership and capacity strengthening unit, Special programme of Human reproduction, HRP- Dept of sexual and reproductive health and research, WHO

Kristina Jönsson, Associate Professor of Political Science at Lund University

SIGHT Award 2020

Presented by: Susanne and Stefan Einhorn, Familjen Einhorns Stiftelse

Presentation by awardee Ebba Malmqvist, Associate professor at Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University.