International Symposium on Health in Africa, 11-12 May 2017

Apply for a Guest Researcher Grant within the theme of Health, Politics and Culture in Africa

Application deadline: 31 January 2017

Forum for Africa Studies invites Uppsala University faculty and PhD students to apply for funding (maximum SEK 25.000) to bring a guest lecturer to Uppsala University during 2017. Up to six (6) guest researcher grants are available during 2017.

For more information follow this link.


Health, Politics and Culture in Africa

The Health, Politics and Culture in Africa project was initiated during the autumn of 2015. The project addresses a number of sub-themes that include health governance, the double burden of disease, media representations of health and Africa, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and reproductive health.

The project creates a new platform and network at Uppsala University for teaching, supervision and research at the intersection of the medical sciences and the humanities. Furthermore, it promotes meaningful collaborations with universities, research institutes and networks in Africa and elsewhere.

Health, Politics and Culture in Africa is a strategic investment by the Vice Chancellor’s Office of Uppsala University that links the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences with the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacology.

For more information, please contact Eren Zink (Coordinator, Health, Politics and Culture in Africa) at


Download the project concept note HERE.

Meetings, Events, Activites

10-11 October 2017. Uppsala Health Summit 2017

11-12 May 2017. Symposium: Multiple Healths: Pasts, presents and futures of bio-medicine and wellbeing in/with Africa

17 February 2017. Seminar: Mental ill-health and psychological treatments in a Ghanaian context

15 December 2016. Seminar: Naturalistic Inquiry as a Methodological Proxy for Medical Anthropology

9 December 2016. Seminar: On Tracesof the Future: An archaeology of medical science in Africa.

8 November 2016. Workshop/Symposium:Engaging Anti-microbial resistance in Africa

24 September 2016. Conference panel: Health, Politics and Culture in Africa at Nordic Africa Days in Uppsala

19 September 2016. Research seminar: Studying HIV biomedical treatment, culture and statecraft in Mozambique

13 September 2016. PhD writing/research workshop with Carla Braga, Medical Anthropologist, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

9 September 2016. SANORD 2016 conference panel: Health governance

29 April 2016. Seminar: Of medicalization, mortality and postmortems: Black forensic pathology officers in the new South Africa

8 April 2016. Seminar: Antimicrobial resistance in sustainable development: a threat and opportunity

5 February 2016. Seminar: The Double Burden of Disease in Weak Health Systems

26 November 2015. Health, Politics and Culture in Africa: Project Kick-Off

24 November 2015. Student Pub Seminar, The Diabetes Epidemic in Africa

5 November 2015. Seminar: Health, Politics and Culture in Africa, project concept development

Follow the links for more information.