BCEPS represented in The Lancet Commission on Sustainability in Healthcare

The Commission is bringing together a group of international experts to facilitate a transition to climate-resilient and sustainable health systems.

BCEPS representatives in Nairobi

BCEPS joins forces with Africa CDC, WHO, and the Center for Global Development for a two-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya

The purpose of the event was to promote an organised approach to health priority setting in the design of health benefit packages.

Cycling with a mask

New BCEPS publication in Nature Medicine

BCEPS PhD Candidate and Harvard Takemi Fellow Anand Bhopal has just published the article "Fair Pathways to Net-Zero Healthcare" together with BCEPS Director and Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim.


Essential Health Care Package - Zanzibar

After three years of hard work, the BCEPS Zanzibar Team led by Omar Mwalim and Kjell Arne Johansson were able to celebrate the Ministry of Health's launch of a new Essential Health Care Package (EHCP).

SFF Initiative

BCEPS is awarded Centre of Excellence Status

The results are out and BCEPS is one of two centres at the University of Bergen to receive Centre of Excellence (SFF) status from the Research Council of Norway.

Selected Recent Publications:

Watkins DA, Msemburi WT, Pickersgill SJ, Kawakatsu Y, Gheorghe A, Dain K, Johansson KA, Said S, Nina Renshaw, Tolla MT, Twea PD, Varghese C, Chalkidou K, Ezzati M, Norheim OF. NCD Countdown 2030 collaborators. NCD Countdown 2030: efficient pathways and strategic investments to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4 in low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet. 2022 Mar 26.

Fadnes LT, Økland JM, Haaland ØA, Johansson KA. Estimating impact of food choices on life expectancy: A modeling study. PLoS Med. 2022 Feb 8;19(2):e1003889. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003889. Erratum in: PLoS Med. 2022Mar 25.

Hendrix N, Kwete XJ, Bolongaita S, Megiddo I, Memirie ST, Mirkuzie AH, Nonvignon J, Verguet S. “Economic evaluations of health system strengthening activities in low- and middle-income country settings: a methodological systematic review”. BMJ Global Health 2022.

Choudhary TS, Mazumder S, Haaland OA, Taneja S, Bahl R, Martines J, Bhan MK, Norheim OF, Sommerfelt H, Bhandari N, Johansson KA. Effect of kangaroo mother care initiated in community settings on financial risk protection of low-income households: a randomised controlled trial in Haryana, India. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 Nov;7(11):e010000. 

Moser F, Bump JB. Assessing the World Health Organization: What does the academic debate reveal and is it democratic? Soc Sci Med. 2022 Dec;314:115456. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115456. Epub 2022 Oct 13.

Bhopal A, Bærøe K, Norheim OF. How do we decarbonise fairly? Emissions, inequities and the implications for net zero healthcare. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2022 August 9. 

Clarsen B, Nylenna M, Klitkou ST, Vollset SE, Baravelli CM, Bølling AK, Aasvang GM, Sulo G, Naghavi M, Pasovic M, Asaduzzaman M, Bjørge T, Eggen AE, Eikemo TA, Ellingsen CL, Haaland ØA, Hailu AHassan S, Hay SI, Juliusson PB, Kisa A, Kisa S, Månsson J, Mekonnen T, Murray CJL, Norheim OF, Ottersen T, Sagoe D, Sripada K, Winkler AS, Knudsen AKS. Changes in life expectancy and disease burden in Norway, 1990-2019: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet Public Health. 2022 Jul;7(7).

McLean E, Onarheim KH, Schanche E, Schaufel MA, Miljeteig I. Ethical dilemmas for nursing home doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2022 Jun 27;142(10). English, Norwegian.




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.