Our research activities revolve around ethically challenging dimensions of global and national health focusing on the following two key research topics:
- Justice and priority setting in health, including questions about how to allocate scarce resources for health and health care efficiently and fairly.
- The articulation between large scale (global/national) health initiatives and local health systems.
Key research topics
Ethics, Economy and Health
- Equity and social determinants of health
- The ethics of clinical decisions
- Local implications of global / national health policies and –initiatives
- Culture and health
- Economic evaluation
- Reproductive health, maternal health, gender
The group aims at publishing in high ranking international peer-reviewed journals and books published at reknown publishers. We have an explicit policy of opting for open access journals to ensure free global access to the publications.
Global Health Research Group: Ethics, Economy and Culture
An interdisciplinary group
The group is interdisciplinary with professional competence in medicine, medical anthropology, economics, ethics and philosophy, political science, public health, sociology, epidemiology, statistics and history. Drawing upon the knowledge from a variety of perspectives is a precondition for the group’s research activities.
The research group is led by Karen Marie Moland and has some joint meetings every year. In addition, there are two subgroups that will have separate meetings on a monthly basis from the autumn 2012:
1. The priority setting subgroup, led by Ole Frithjof Norheim.
Globvac conference 2012
Student Andrea Melberg won the prize for best poster at the GlobVac conference “Innovation for Global Health” in Trondheim.
Who receives medical care when resources are scarce? To make those hard decisions, researchers at UiB have worked on a guide with the World Health Organization.
Health workers in conflict areas make a remarkable effort in the medical field, but also in violence prevention and peace building. Seven free online courses are now launched for those who want to learn more about medical peace work.
The Research Council of Norway has facilitated an evaluation of biology, medicine and health research in Norway.
PhD candidate at SIH, Marte Jürgensen, won the local finals of the Researcher Grand Prix and proceeds to the national finals.
- Best poster award to CIH student (31.10.2012)
- Global Health Group:receives a very positive evaluation (17.11.2011)
- Global Health Challenges (25.10.2011)
- Marte Jürgensen won the Researcher Grand Prix finals (31.10.2011)
BMC International Health and Human Rights
- Integration of HIV care into maternal health services: a crucial change required in improving quality of obstetric care in countries with high HIV prevalence (10.06.13)
- Polio eradication and routine immunization (16.05.13)
- Prevalence of sexual abuse of male high school students in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (16.05.13)
- "Communicate to vaccinate": the development of a taxonomy of communication interventions to improve routine childhood vaccination (11.05.13)
- Validation of the condom use self-efficacy scale in Ethiopia (23.04.13)