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Picnic with the masters students

Photos from the Student Section's Annual Networking Event 2024

On this page you can find selected photos from the Student Section's Annual Networking Event at KI on 2nd February 2024. You can also download the flyer for the event Pdf, 152 kB..

What is the student section?

Here you can find information from KI and UU for students interested in global health. You can find information from current students as well as career paths of previous students, internships and upcoming events.

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Student Section seminars

The GlobeLife Student Section also organises online seminars. Here you can watch the recordings of the seminars.

GlobeLife student representatives

GlobeLife student representatives from KI and UU. Please contact us for any enquires or if you have any contributions.

You can find the previous representatives on this page.

Current GlobeLife representatives from Karolinska Institutet

Madahí Mejía

Master's student representative

Madahí Mejía is passionate about community health development and the multidisciplinary field of global health. She holds a B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Weber State University, US. Madahí has worked as a generalist medical lab tech in several states of the US, as a biosafety manager in Malaria molecular research lab in Guatemala, and in the summer of 2022, She performed an internship with The World Health Organization in assessing biosafety and quality control protocols in several laboratories of public hospitals in Guatemala for budgeting allocation and equipment donation. Madahí is currently a student in the M.Sc. of Global Health at Karolinska Institutet and she is extremely grateful for this opportunity.

Tong Shih-Chen

Master's student representative

Tong Shih-Chen is a MCs student in Bioentrepreneurship at Karolinska Institute. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare system management in China medical university. With the active participation in student unions back in her bachelor’s degree, she has several experience in handling clinical trials projects and also enthusiastic about how to improve the regulatory environment for bioscience related SMEs.

Hager Saleh

PhD student representative

Hager Saleh is a Ph.D. student in Global Public Health at Karolinska Institute. Her research focuses on antimicrobial resistance, digital health, and pharmacovigilance. Hager has obtained a master's degree in Health Informatics from Karolinska Institute, and a master's degree in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology from Université de Bordeaux in France. She has also earned a Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Alexandria University, Egypt. Before starting her studies at Karolinska Institute Hager was a lecturer of Healthcare Management at Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia. Prior to that, she was a hospital pharmacist at Alexandria Fever Hospital, Egypt.

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Current Globelife representatives from Uppsala University

Lord Tadesse Mekonnen

Master's student representative

Lord Tadesse Mekonnen is pursuing an MSc in Global Health at Uppsala University, complementing his Ethiopian medical degree. His co-founding and leadership of Kalkidan Children's Health Care Charity Organization in Addis Ababa showcased his dedication to equitable healthcare. His involvement in COVID-19 response reflects his crisis management ingenuity. With keen interests in Epidemic Preparedness, Migration Health, and global nutrition initiatives, Lord's diverse experiences and enthusiasm underscore his potential for impactful contributions to public health research, poised to address pressing global health challenges with a holistic perspective.

Louis Kibathi

Master's student representative

Louis Kibathi is a student in the Master’s Program in Global Health at Uppsala University. A pharmacist by training, Louis holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Master of Pharmacy in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is health equity crusader with a focus on health systems strengthening in underserved communities. He has, among other areas, previously worked with the Ministry of Health in Kenya to formulate and implement the Integrated Community Case Management strategy in rural parts of the country, with a tremendous impact on reducing under-5 mortality. When not thinking about public health, Louis is a voracious reader, with the works of Leo Tolstoy, Pablo Neruda and F. Scott Fitzgerald among his favorite.

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Luong Nguyen Thanh

PhD student representative

Luong Nguyen Thanh is a PhD student in Global Health at Uppsala University. He obtained a bachelor degree in Public Health at Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam and master degree in Health Risks Management at University of Liege, Belgium. His research interests concentrate on the global governance of antimicrobial resistance and other global health challenges


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