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New study using confidential drug prices demonstrate how disease severity impact drug coverage decisions

In a new study from the University of Bergen (UiB), confidential drug prices have been used to evaluate coverage decisions for new drugs in Norway.

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Master students at ISPH conference

Global Health Master's students at the ISPH Priorities 2022 Conference

From 28-30 April 2022, the 13th International Society for Priorities in Health (ISPH) Conference was organised as an innovative digital event with local and regional hubs.

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Star-studded courses in epidemiology

Epidemiology experts Kenneth Rothman, Vera Ehrenstein and Matthew Fox travelled to Bergen as visiting lecturers for the Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC).

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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.

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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.

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.