Research Council of Norway | SFF Final Round
BCEPS+ SFF Initiative

BCEPS reaches 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 BCEPS+ proposal.

Seminar Recording

Vaccine Research - Past, Present and Future

A recording of this interesting UiB seminar (in Norwegian) organised by the University of Bergen Faculty of Medicine on Saturday 20 November is now available on YouTube.

New Funding | NORAD
New NORAD funding 2021

BCEPS extends its decision support for Universal Health Coverage to three new countries and Non-Communicable Diseases

BCEPS will extend its UHC decision support to three new countries and Africa CDC, in partnership with the Center for Integration Science in Global Health Delivery at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Post-Covid-19 | Nature Medicine
Essential health care image

Toward Universal Health Coverage in the Post-COVID-19 Era

In a Nature Medicine article published today, BCEPS researchers discuss the challenges of developing essential health service packages in resource-constrained settings.

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.