Tag Archives: GHD Program News

From Darfur to Liberia – Heidi Isohanni’s lecture on humanitarian emergencies was a success

Global Health & Development was proud to have Heidi Isohanni (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) as a guest speaker. Having worked in various roles from outreach nurse supervisor to Ebola response coordinator in countries like Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Liberia and Tanzania, her guest lecture was a treat for all of us who are interested in […]

Panel discussion: Integrating development cooperation and business

Fresh ideas were elicited on the future of Finland’s development cooperation in a panel by Tampere University’s Student Union TAMY as a part of its annual Development Days. Panelists Suvi Virkkunen (Senior Adviser for Development Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland), Helena Arlander (Director, Portfolio and Risk Management, Finnfund) and Auli Starck (Policy Advisor […]

Explore Gender in the Global South and North

Participate in the course on Gender and Wellbeing (5 ECTS) and become… – Able to apply human rights approach to gender issues – Aware of major issues of demography, sexuality and use of force related to genders – Aware of main determinants and global epidemiology of women´s health – Able to analyse social determinants of gender and wellbeing […]

Gains form Intersectoral Brainstorm

A new kind of cross-sectoral forum, GainStorm, was held in Tampere Hall on Thursday 15th September. 7-minute talks, conversation and networking took place between members of the business community, the City of Tampere and Tampere’s universities. Nearly 100 took part in the event. Informal networking forums are important for scientists, business people, engineers and public […]

Housing policy would save lives in Mongolia by Mikko Perkiö

The world’s coldest capital Ulaanbaatar (1,4 Million people) in Mongolia, suffers wide wellbeing losses due to air pollution. The city’s outskirts are growing with internal migrants, often herders, who have lost a large share of their animals and life-stock because of tough winters.   Contrasting realities of housing in Ulaanbaatar. Pictures: Mikko Perkiö   The downtown of […]

GainStorm – Ideafoorumi globaalista hyvinvoinnista 15.9. (in Finnish only)

M y r s k y ä ä – Tampere-talon, Maestro-auditoriossa torstaina 15.9.2016 klo 14.00 – 18.00 Yritykset, kaupunki ja T3-yliopisto uudenlaiseen yhteistyöhön! Raikkaita avauksia ja rohkeita kysymyksiä! I n n o s t a j i n a  mm. pormestari Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, poliitikko Oras Tynkkynen, rehtori Liisa Laakso, emeritusprofessori Jorma Sipilä. Kapellimestarina Simo Frangén. […]

Mikko Perkiö’s PhD on Women’s Education and Infant Survival

Mikko Perkiö’s PhD on Women’s Education and Infant Survival. A Comparative analysis of eighty low and middle income countries Welcome to the public defense on Friday, 26/08/2016 at 12 am University of Tampere, Linna – building, Väino Linna hall (Kalevantie 5). He will defend his dissertation “Women’s Education and Infant Survival “. Opponent is Associate Professor […]

The Global Trends of Child Overweight and Obesity by Ciara McBride

Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading cause of death globally. Poverty and socioeconomic status (SES) determine child weight. The global burden of underweight associated with absolute poverty is reducing and the issue of overweight dramatically growing. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in developed countries is higher than in developing countries, although, in absolute values […]

Seeking candidates: Professorship in Global Health and Development at University of Tampere

We would greatly appreciate your advice in this matter. We are seeking for candidates on a new exiting professorship. We would like to ask your help in promoting this position. Since this vacancy targets a new, multidisciplinary field, we are interested in finding different kinds of potential candidates we could approach directly. We would greatly […]

Needs and Wants – Do the UN Sustainable Development Goals know the difference? By Aada Vihanta

We all have needs and wants, but when it comes to sustainable development, making difference between these two terms is crucial. Abraham Maslow (1954, 80-92) says people have deficiency needs and growth-needs. Deficiency needs are things inevitable for living (food, water, protection etc.). After fulfilling those needs we can move to growth-needs which respond to […]