Enrol in this year’s Thesis Competition to win a waiver for publication in Global Health Action!

As part of the Swedish Network for International Health (SNIH) Annual Conference 2017, SNIH and Global Health Action (GHA) journal give alumni of the five constituent universities in Sweden a chance to win the Best Thesis prize (with a waiver for publication in GHA) or/and the Best Presentation prize.

Global Health Action Thesis Competition SNIH Conference 2017

Global Health Action is a leading peer-reviewed journal in the global health field affiliated with the Unit of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University, Sweden. In order to address the challenges that globalization raises in the health arena, the journal has set the aim to publish studies that provide new evidence in settings where it is lacking, and to provide a more hands-on approach to problems by narrowing the gap between knowledge and implementation.

Submission criteria

A thesis can be submitted in the competition if it meets all the following criteria:

  • The thesis is written by an alumnus of one of the five constituent universities: Lund University, Uppsala University, Karolinska Institute, Umeå University or the University of Gothenburg.
  • The thesis was defended successfully in one of the five constituent universities between 2015 and 2017.
  • The topic of the thesis falls within the broad scope of global health research.
  • The thesis is submitted as a manuscript of 4000 words following the Global Health Action journal manuscript guidelines. Click here to read the guidelines. The original full thesis should be submitted together with the manuscript/paper. Submission of the thesis alone does not qualify participants in the thesis competition.
  • The thesis or manuscript should not be in consideration for publication in another journal and authors should not submit the paper to another journal before the competition ends on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Please send your manuscript together with your thesis to editor@globalhealthaction.net no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

All the submitted theses will be reviewed by an academic committee, who will select the winner of the Best Thesis prize. In addition, all participants of the Thesis Competition are invited to give a short 8 minutes presentation on Saturday, November 18, 2017 to enter into the Best Presentation prize. The Best Presentation prize will be awarded through popular vote cast by all the participants in the SNIH Conference 2017.

Best Thesis and Best Presentation are not mutually exclusive prizes, therefore the winner of the Best Thesis prize can also win the prize for Best Presentation.

For any inquiries about the competition, please contact the conference organization committee at conference@snih.org.

For any inquiries about preparing the manuscript for Global Health Action, contact Prof. Nawi Ng (editor@globalhealthaction.net).

Academic committee


Nawi Ng

Dr. Nawi Ng is a Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health at Umeå University. His research focuses on the intersection between the emergence of chronic diseases and population ageing, and how disability among older people impacts their paths to healthy ageing in Sweden and low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Global Health Action.


Maria Emmelin

Dr. Emmelin is a Professor of Global Health at Lund University. She has a special interest in public health evaluation and the social determinants of health and is teaching qualitative research methods to both Master and PhD students.

Mats Målqvist Uppsala University SNIH Conference 2017

Mats Målqvist

Dr. Målqvist is Senior Lecturer and the Course Director of the Global Health Programme at Uppsala University. The main focus of his research has been on the implementation of interventions for improved maternal and child health in low and middle-income settings.