In 2015, Forte initiated a bilateral cooperation with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). In February 2016, our first joint call for proposals closed for collaborative projects on inequalities in health and health systems. On this page, you can find information about the funded projects. They run between 2017 and 2019.

Funded projects

Intersections of rurality and gender in relation to violence against girls and young women: an urgent matter in relation to health inequalities in South Africa and Sweden

Project leaders:
Katja Gillander Gådin, Mid Sweden University
Relebohile Moletsane, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Funding: SEK 2 130 000

Resolving the role of healthcare system factors for care gaps in adolescents with complex chronic conditions: An international, multilevel study

Project leaders:
Philip Moons, University of Gothenburg
Bongani Mayosi, University of Cape Town

Funding: SEK 2 130 000

A study of the feasibility of the introduction of a Swedish HPV test for the management and prevention of cervical disease in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Project leaders:
Ulf Gyllensten, Uppsala University
Anna-Lise Williamson, University of Cape Town and National Health Laboratory Service

Funding: SEK 2 130 000

Re-engineering the health system for South African traditional healthcare

Project leaders:
Torkel Falkenberg, Karolinska Institutet
Renée Street, South African Medical Research Council

Funding: SEK 2 037 500

EHR4SA – An evaluation of how the South African eHealth strategy can be supported through the use of Electronic Health Record System

Project leaders:
Sabine Koch, Karolinska Institutet
Liezel Cilliers, University of Fort Hare

Funding: SEK 1 946 800

Institutional collaboration to improve accessibility and uptake of sexual and reproductive health services, HIV prevention and treatment, among men

Project leaders:
Anna Mia Ekström, Karolinska Institutet
Linda-Gail Bekker, The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation

Funding: SEK 2 084 000

Evaluation of mobile health technologies utilized for rural healthcare workers in South Africa and Sweden

Project leaders:
Maria Hägglund, Karolinska Institutet
Margret Ramukumba, University of South Africa

Funding: SEK 780 000

Body size, Mental health, and Inequality: A life course perspective (BMI)

Project leaders:
Ilona Koupil, Stockholm University
Zandile Mchiza, Whadi-ah Parker; Human Sciences Research Council

Funding: SEK 780 000

Strengthening Health Systems for Maternal Care in Limpopo Province: A Multisectorial Approach

Project leaders:
Vanja Berggren, Lund University
Linda Skaal, University of Limpopo

Funding: SEK 780 000

A One Health Systems and Policy Approach to Antibiotic Resistance Containment: Coordination, Accountability, Resourcing, Regulation and Ownership

Project leaders:
Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Karolinska Institutet
Sabiha Yusuf Essack, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Funding: SEK 780 000

Mentoring as a method to promote women´s health and empowering women in the context of HIV-prevention and unequal gender relations

Project leaders:
Mona Eliasson, Uppsala University
Mathabo Khau, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Funding: SEK 780 000