Signing MOU Bceps + Africa CDC

Memorandum of Understanding between BCEPS (UiB) and Africa CDC

The agreement will strengthen ongoing work to improve public health in African Union (AU) member states and give more people access to basic health services.


13th International Society for Priorities in Health Conference is approaching

Leading experts gather to discuss global health priorities. Do not miss the ISPH Conference from 28-30 April.

Nøtter, bønner og linser

Food pattern calculator estimates how to gain up to ten life years

Researchers at UiB have developed a calculator that can estimate how many life years you could gain by modifications in diet patterns.

Research Council of Norway | SFF initiative
SFF Initiative

BCEPS in the final round of evaluation to become a Norwegian Centre of Excellence

BCEPS is one of seven applicants from the University of Bergen to reach the final round of the Research Council of Norway's Centre of Excellence (SFF) initiative with its proposal for a Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting in Health.


Touching base with BCEPS - December 2021

This news item was originally written in connection with a Trond Mohn Foundation event that was to have taken place in December 2021. The event was cancelled due to Covid but the content of the article touches base with some of BCEPS' achievements to date.

Selected Recent Publications:

Ezekiel J Emanuel, Allen Buchanan, Shuk Ying Chan, Cécile Fabre, Daniel Halliday, Joseph Heath, Lisa Herzog, R J Leland, Matthew S McCoy, Ole F Norheim, Carla Saenz, G Owen Schaefer, Kok-Chor Tan, Christopher Heath Wellman, Jonathan Wolff, Govind Persad. What are the obligations of pharmaceutical companies in a global health emergency? The Lancet; 5 August 2021.

Fadnes, Lars T.; Aas, Christer Frode; Vold, Jørn Henrik; Leiva, Rafael Alexander; Ohldieck, Christian; Chalabianloo, Fatemeh; Skurtveit, Svetlana; Lygren, Ole Jørgen; Dalgård, Olav; Vickerman, Peter; Midgard, Håvard; Løberg, Else-Marie; Johansson, Kjell Arne; for the INTRO-HCV Study Group. Integrated treatment of hepatitis C virus infection among people who inject drugs: A multicenter randomized controlled trial (INTRO-HCV). PLOS MEDICINE; 1 June 2021.

Enden, Marat; Tolla, Mieraf; Norheim, Ole Frithjof. Providing Universal Access to Modern Contraceptive Methods: An Extended Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Meeting the Demand for Modern Contraception in Ethiopia. Social Science & Medicine; 25 May 2021.

Bhopal, Anand; Medhin, Haileselassie; Bærøe, Kristine; Norheim, Ole Frithjof. Climate change and health in Ethiopia: To what extent have the health dimensions of climate change been integrated into the Climate-Resilient Green Economy? World Medical & Health Policy (WMHP); 18 May 2021.

Verguet, Stéphane; Hailu, Alemayehu; Eregata, Getachew Teshome; Memirie, Solomon Tessema; Johansson, Kjell Arne; Norheim, Ole Frithjof. Toward universal health coverage in the post-COVID-19 era. Nature Medicine; 15 March 2021

Bump, Jesse B.; Friberg, Peter; Harper, David R. International collaboration and covid-19: what are we doing and where are we going? BMJ 2021;372:n180; 29 January 2021.

Bump, Jesse B.; Baum, Fran; Sakornsin, Milin; Yates, Robert; Hofman, Karen. Political economy of covid-19: extractive, regressive, competitive. BMJ 2021;372:n73; 22 January 2021.

BCEPS funding

BCEPS is fully funded until the end of 2022 and receives funding from the Trond Mohn Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), the Research Council of Norway, and the University of Bergen.