Global Health Priorities

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Here you can read about new publications and other news from the research group, and access background information about projects and group members.

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Global Health Priorities: Ethics • Economics • Policy

Situated at the Department of Global Health and primary Care at the University of Bergen, the GHP research group study the ethics and economics of priority setting in health, and the background and implications of health policies and planning.

Key research topics are: the ethics of decisions at a clinical and population level, local implications of global and national health policies, equity-efficiency trade-offs, and standard and extended health economic evaluations.

capacity building

Meet Some Capacity Builders

Five «students» been selected to take part in the capacity-building project funded by the Gates Foundation.

Oct 26

Democracy, technocracy and health priority settings

Program and abstracts to be released soon.

Research Project

Gates Funds Ethiopian Health Priorities Project for $3 million

University of Bergen Professor, Ole Frithjof Norheim will co-lead the project together with Assistant Professor Stéphane Verguet from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

The 2016 Global Burden of Disease Study has been published as a special edition in the Lancet, and in a accompanying podcast you can listen to professor Ole Frithjof Norheim discussing Ethiopia's path towards the SDGs.

Policy briefs

Read our condensed and to-the-point summaries of recent scientific publications:

Poor can gain more health life years by the Ethiopian mental health strategy - Kjell A. Johansson et al. 2016

Age, risk, and life expectancy in Norwegian intensive care - Frode Lindemark et al. 2015

Length of life in Ethiopia is increasing, but the longevity is not distributed equally - Eirik Tranvåg et al. 2014

Availability and access in modern obstetric care - Hilde M. Engjom et al. 2014


New publications: