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Interview Series | Springer Nature
Springer Nature interview series

Life in Research: Interview with Ole Frithjof Norheim

Springer Nature has published a 3-part interview with BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Sustainable Development Goals.

Workshop | SDG Conference 2021
Day Zero SDG 2021

Decarbonising Healthcare Workshop

This workshop was organised by BCEPS student researchers Anand Bhopal, Emily McLean and Sara Soraya Eriksen as part of ‘Day Zero’ at the 2021 Bergen Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Conference.

Digital Conference | NORAD
Norad Conference panel 2021
Jan 26

NORAD Conference 2021

"A new start - together or every state for itself?" (26-27 January) with BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim as a panelist in two separate discussions on a) global vaccine distribution, and b) the impact of COVID-19 on other essential services.

Project Funding
Kjell Arne Johansson

BCEPS professor Kjell Arne Johansson receives NOK 12 million in new funding

The Research Council of Norway has awarded NOK 12 million to a 5-year project on "Equity and financial household impact in randomised controlled trials, implementation research and cohort studies in India" (EQUIFINANCE).

Debate | UiB INNSIKT
UiB innsikt
Jan 30

"When Crises Trump Democracy"

A live debate (in Norwegian) with BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim and UiB colleagues on Saturday 30 January. A link to the live stream recording is available below.

Recent Scientific Publications:

Assebe, Lelisa Fekadu; Belete, Wondesen Nigatu; Alemayehu, Senait; Asfaw, Elias; Godana, Kora Tushune; Alemayehu, Yibeltal Kiflie; Teklu, Alula M.; Amanuel Yigezu. Economic evaluation of Health Extension Program packages in Ethiopia. PLOS ONE; 2 February 2021.

MiljeteigIngrid; Forthun, Ingeborg; Hufthammer, Karl Ove; Engelund, Inger Elise; Schanche, Elisabeth; Schaufel, Margrethe; Onarheim, Kristine Husøy. Priority-setting dilemmas, moral distress and support experienced by nurses and physicians in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway. Nurs Ethics Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33430698.12 January 2021.

Olsen, Maria; Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Memirie, Solomon Tessema. Reducing regional health inequality: a sub-national distributional cost-effectiveness analysis of community-based treatment of childhood pneumonia in Ethiopia. International Journal for Equity Health 20, 9 (2021). 6 January 2021.

Eregata, Getachew Teshome; Hailu, Alemayehu; Stenberg, Karin; Johansson, Kjell Arne; Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Bertram, Melanie Y. Generalised cost-effectiveness analysis of 159 health interventions for the Ethiopian essential health service package. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 19, 2 (2021). 6 January 2021

Herzog, Lisa M.; Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Emanuel, Ezekiel J.; McCoy, Matthew S. Covax must go beyond proportional allocation of covid vaccines to ensure fair and equitable access. BMJ 2021;372:m4853. 5 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.