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Vanja Berggren

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Vanja Berggren is teaching at different courses in health sciences and in nursing  at Karolinska Institutet. Her background is in nursing, from emergency and communicalble disease care. She has experiences from about ten years collaboration in Uganda and in Sudan, and has on-going studies in Jordan and in South Africa. Vanja is currently involved in a few research projects and co-ordinates a project group at the Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Caringscience and Society, Karolinska Institutet called "Sexual health & rights and sustainable development" with both international and local collaborators.

Vanja Berggren

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Summary

Vanja Berggren is teaching at different courses in health sciences and in nursing  at Karolinska Institutet. Her background is in nursing, from emergency and communicalble disease care. She has experiences from about ten years collaboration in Uganda and in Sudan, and has on-going studies in Jordan and in South Africa. Vanja is currently involved in a few research projects and co-ordinates a project group at the Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Caringscience and Society, Karolinska Institutet called "Sexual health & rights and sustainable development" with both international and local collaborators.

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Forskningsbeskrivning

Vanja Berggren, associate professor in Public Health at Karolinska Institutet.

Most research conducted is in community health and women’s reproductive health and rights in a global health perspective. Current research has reference to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) 3 and 10, with reference to preventable diseases in the Middle East (Jordan), maternal health in South Africa and sustainable health after immigration to Sweden.

Projects of relevance

1 Community health capacity building collaboration with Limpopo University in South Africa (2017-2019) supported by SAMR-FORTE´, capacity building in maternal health.

2 Prevention of Female Genital Mutilation in the community. A National Research Network. Funded by FORTE (2019-2021).

Vanja co-ordinates a project group in Sexual health, nursing och sustainable development at the Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Caringscience and Society, Karolinska Institutet.

Pedagogiska meriter

Vanja Berggren has been teaching in Global Health and in Nursing in universities in south of Sweden, in the Middle East (post doctoral Syria and Saudi Arabia) and in Africa (Uganda). She is currently (2019 and 2020) course leader of a sub-course in the specialistnursingprogram (primaryhealthcare nurses) called "Health, lifeconditions and environment". She is also course leader of a course in Sexual Health (elective course), both courses at the Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology, Caringscience and Society, Karolinska Institutet.

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