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.

BCEPS scholars at the Takemi Program

BCEPS scholars in Harvard Takemi Program for second consecutive year

The Takemi Program is organised by the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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.


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:

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.