One Health: Antibiotic resistance, zoonotic diseases and food security in focus for SIGHT Award 2018

Johanna Lindahl, senior scientist in veterinary-epidemiology, is awarded the SIGHT Award 2018 and SEK 100 000 from the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, SIGHT. The prize is awarded for excellent scientific contribution to global health.

Lindahl is an associate professor and active at the International Livestock Research Institute, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Uppsala University. Commenting on the award, Lindahl says that it is both honouring and encouraging.

‘This goes for both the area of One Health and for me personally, given the scale of the challenge and that relatively few people work with the issue. I hope this award can raise more awareness, highlighting the need for deeper knowledge in zoonotic diseases and the significance of human-animal interaction for antibiotic resistance while showing how important this interplay is to global health.’

Citation for her award:

‘Johanna Lindahl has from a holistic perspective and in cooperation with researchers from low and middle-income countries developed our knowledge within areas of crucial relevance for the well-being and survival of mankind globally, namely human and animal interaction (One Health) as well as antibiotic resistance.’

Award ceremony 25 November

The prize was instituted with the support from the Einhorn Family Foundation and will be awarded during the Voices 4 Health concert, at the Eric Ericson Hall in Stockholm, on 25 November 2018. The decision on awardee for the SIGHT Award 2018 was taken by the board of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

For more information and interviews

Awardee Johanna Lindahl:

SIGHT’s director Peter Friberg:, +46 (0)70-676 00 13

(See the original post on the website of SIGHT)