Uppsala Health Summit Governance

Uppsala Health Summit is a collaborative effort, initiated by a partnership of actors who see the potential for improving healthcare and health outcomes in a global perspective, and who believe in the power of open dialogue to address some of today’s global health challenges.

Organised by: Uppsala Health Summit is hosted by Uppsala University

Founded by: Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala County Council, City of Uppsala and the network Worldclass Uppsala.

Partners: Swedish Medical Products Agency, National Veterinary Institute

Steering committee

  • Chairman: Professor Anders Hagfeldt, Vice-Chancellor, Uppsala University
  • Professor Maria Knutson Wedel, Vice-Chancellor, Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
  • Professor Ann Lindberg, Director General, National Veterinary Institute (SVA)
  • Dr Charlotte Asker-Hagelberg, Director, Medical Products Agency 
  • Charlotte Skott, Director Business and economic development, City of Uppsala
  • Emilie Orring, Chairwoman, Uppsala Region Executive Committee

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the steering committee and project management, to ensure that an international perspective is maintained. The Advisory Board complements the expertise of the Steering Committee and extends the contact network for Uppsala Health Summit.

  • Chairman: Professor Stefan Swartling Peterson, Professor of Global Transformations for Health, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Dr. Anders Milton, Senior consultant, former President and CEO of the Swedish Medical Association and Swedish Red Cross
  • Dr. Elisabeth Björk, VP, Head of Cardiovascular and Metabolic development unit (CVMD), AstraZeneca
  • Professor Florence Haseltine, Professor of Nursing at University of texas at Arlington, Founder Society for Women's Health Research; Former Director NIH Center for Population Research
  • Maria Stella de Sabata, International Diabetes Federation European Region, and Advisor, Fondo Elena Moroni per l'Oncologia. 
  • Dr. Ingrid Wünning Tschol, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Robert Bosch Foundation Think Tank

Contact for project management and contact details.

Stefan Swartling PetersonStefan Swartling Peterson is a Public Health Physician and Professor of Global Transformations for Health at Karolinska Institutet, and has appointments as visiting Professor with Makerere University School of Public health in Uganda and Uppsala University. A past of Global Chief of Health for UNICEF, he is now a Health Specialist at UNICEF Sweden. Dr Swartling’s formative work has been in East Africa over the last 20 years working on health systems and implementation science in the fields of child survival, perinatal quality of care and capacity development. Stefan worked for WHO in the Uganda Ministry of Health 1998-2000 and at the School of Public Health 2004-2007. As a health systems researcher and medical doctor with a background in Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), he has done extensive field work in Tanzania and Uganda, and implemented projects supported by Sida, the Gates Foundation, and the European Union. He was also a co-founder of Medecins Sans Frontieres Sweden.

Last modified: 2022-04-12