Today, with growing population and increase in life expectancy, ageing-related diseases such as cancers and in addition the emerging antibiotic resistance problem put a burden on healthcare systems and societies in a global perspective. Social changes, industrial development and environmental risk factors also have an impact on these questions. Collaboration between academic institutions in Chile and Sweden have been established and potential subjects have been identified for future joint ventures within the areas of ageing, cancer and antibiotic resistance.

To encourage new and innovative collaborations between emerging and established researchers in Sweden and Chile, we will organize workshops and seminars within these areas of research. We expect this initiative will attract researchers from different disciplines such as social sciences, pharmacy, biomedicine, clinical medicine and other areas related to these questions. We foresee that this initiative will foster new collaborations between researchers in our two countries and, in the long term perspective, improve the quality and equality of future healthcare.