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Highlights from an international perspective 2023

Karolinska University Hospital hosts visitors from every corner of the globe and participates in numerous international events and congresses. See the highlights and a retrospective from 2023 here!
A series of images captured from some of the highlights of 2023 from an international perspective at Karolinska University Hospital.

Karolinska University Hospital assumes the presidency of EUHA

During the presidency, which extends until June 2024, Karolinska will prioritize two of healthcare's major challenges: competence supply and efficiency. The models developed by Karolinska in these areas may now be disseminated to more hospitals within EUHA.

Björn Zoëga, CEO Karolinska University Hospital and Heyo Kroemer, CEO of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Photo: © Charité | Sabine Gudath

Karolinska University Hospital signs Memorandum of Understanding with two hospitals in Ukraine

To enhance collaboration and support healthcare in Ukraine, Karolinska University Hospital has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kryvyi Rih City Clinical Hospital in Kryvyi and Ohmatdyt National Specialized Children’s Hospital in Kyiv.

Handover of the Memorandum of Understanding. From left to right: Björn Zoëga, CEO, Aida Hadžialić (S), finance councilor Region Stockholm, Viktor Liashko, Minister of Health of Ukraine and Acko Ankarberg Johansson, Minister of Healthcare.

Karolinska University Hospital part of the teaching at Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School in Boston has written a case study on Karolinska University Hospital which will be used in the MBA program as well as executive education.

Harvard Business School. Photo: Susan Young.

"Life Sciences - The Era of Precision Medicine"

According to Anna Wedell, Director of Precision Medicine Center Karolinska, we are currently experiencing a groundbreaking advancement in precision medicine. With the ability to generate vast amounts of data from individuals and offer accurate diagnostics and targeted treatments, we have truly entered a new era. 

Anna Wedell, Director of Precision Medicine Center Karolinska University Hospital. Photo: Fredric Möller Eklund.

100 global experts gathered to solve the most challenging diseases

This was the first global ‘Undiagnosed Hackathon’ which took place at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. 27 countries from six continents worked together to address the most challenging undiagnosed diseases in children and adults.

Source: Wilhelm Foundation.

"We have something truly special here at Campus Flemmingsberg"

Discover Stephan Mielke's transformative work in the EUCCAT project –  a project transforming cancer treatment. This film features the ATMP center at Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, where research, production, and treatment converge. Learn about their journey from research to ethical, clinically viable therapies.

Professor Stephan Mielke, Photo: Fredric Möller Eklund.

“Liver transplantation is a multidisciplinary effort”

For two weeks this October, a multidisciplinary team of specialists from Riga visited Karolinska’s liver transplant team to gather valuable insights and experiences to guide the relaunch of their own liver transplant program.

The multidisciplinary liver transplant team that has been working together at Karolinska during October this year.

Karolinska University Hospital received an honorable mention by the International Hospital Federation

The medical unit for Sterile Technology and Logistics at Karolinska University Hospital received an honorable mention in the category of Executive Excellence Award for Leadership and Management for their work on change and improvement by the International Hospital Federation (IHF).

Tore Evang, Director of Medical Unit Sterile Technology and Logistics and Karam Shaker, Head of Sterile Technology, Solna Department.

Visit from pediatric healthcare in Uganda

Since 2022, there has been a regional collaboration between pediatric healthcare in Jinja City, Uganda, and the Stockholm Region through Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital, in partnership with the non-profit organizations Pediatric Health Initiative and Busoga Health Forum. The collaboration includes four projects focused on pediatric emergency care, neonatal care, care for children with neurological diseases, and children's rights.

The Ugandan emergency care team.


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