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Our Speakers

In order to account for all your different interests, we made sure to invite a variety of professionals to give you insight on their individual career paths. Here are a few:


Claudia Garcia-Moreno (World Health Organisation)


Dr. Garcia-Moreno is a physician from Mexico with a Masters (MSc) in community medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has worked extensively in public health and global health policy, with a focus on women’s health, including sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. She is currently in WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research where she leads WHO’s work on violence against women. She coordinated the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence, and the WHO global and regional estimates on violence against women, is a founder of, and chaired, the Sexual Violence Research Initiative and is a member of the FIGO Working Group on Gender-based Violence.


Nawi Ng (Umeå University)


Nawi Ng is an internationally accredited public health researcher, serving as a professor of Epidemiology and Global Health at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden. He is leading the epidemiological transition working group in the Umeå Centre for Global Health Research at Umeå University. He is a member of Scientific Advisory Group of SEACO – Southeast Asia Community Observatory and the steering committee of Health Space Asia ( He is also the Chief Editor of Global Health Action (, an open-access journal.

Nawi’s current researches are focusing on the :

Health and well being among older people in Sweden (using the Linnaeus database within the Ageing and Living Condition research program) and in low- and middle-income countries (using the WHO SAGE – Study on Adult Health and Ageing).

Epidemiology of chronic diseases and their risk factors in Sweden (within the interdisciplinary research Västerbotten Intervention Program, a community-based intervention program to reduce cardiovascular disease in Västerbotten County in Sweden since 90s) and in low- and middle-income countries (within the INDEPTH Network).


Sven-Olof Carlsson (World Federation Against Drugs)



Sven-Olof Carlsson is the International President at the World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD). He started his career as a Municipal Chief Executive and worked for 20 years in this field. Since 2002, he is the International President of IOGT International, a worldwide community of NGOs working in the field of alcohol and drug policy and prevention. Mr. Carlsson is member of the Board of Eurocare – the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA) and International Council on Alcohol and Addictions (ICAA). Between 1995-2009 he was the President of IOGT-NTO in Sweden. Mr. Carlsson was also the President of the Swedish Youth Temperance Organization (UNF) between 1977-1981.


He was elected the International President of WFAD in 2009. The federation is a multilateral community of non-governmental organisations and individuals, with the common concern that illicit drug use is undercutting traditional values and threatening the existence of stable families, communities, and government institutions throughout the world. The aim of the WFAD is to maximize efforts to gradually reduce drug abuse one step at a time.


Other interesting speakers:




An independent Swedish foundation with no political, religious or economic affiliations, founded by Hans Rosling in 2005. The aim of Gapminder is to develop free teaching material to dismantle misconceptions and promote a fact-based worldview.


Sirona Health Solutions


A Scandinavian management consulting company that works to improve health and social care through a highly interdisciplinary team of management consultants, doctors, economists, IT experts and analysts, etc. The vision of Sirona is to create better health and quality-oriented tools for the health, medical and social services sectors for the benefit of patients, caregivers and society at large.


And many more! 

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