Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS)


We aim to publish high-quality reports of our research in relevant journals and books, as well as high-impact journals that are widely read. We support open publishing.


Essential Health Service Package Ethiopia. Federal Ministry of Health: 2019.

Protocol for Prioritization of Health Interventions for Revision of the Essential Health Service Package in Ethiopia. Federal Ministry of Health: 2019.


Publications from BCEPS (from June 2019)

  • Global Health Priority-Setting: Beyond Cost-Effectiveness. Edited by Ole F. Norheim, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, and Joseph Millum. Oxford University Press: 2020.
  • Borde, Moges; Loha, Eskindir; Johansson, Kjell Arne; Lindtjørn, Bernt. Utilisation of health services fails to meet the needs of pregnancy-related illnesses in rural southern Ethiopia: A prospective cohort study. PLOS ONE 2019; Volum 14.(12)
  • Bærøe, Kristine; Gundersen, Torbj.rn. Social impact under severe uncertainty: The role of neuroethicists at the intersection of neuroscience, AI, ethics, and policy-making. AJOB Neuroscience 2019; Volum 10. (3) s.117-119
  • Eregata, Getachew Teshome; Hailu, Alemayehu; Memirie, Solomon Tessema; Norheim, Ole Frithjof. Measuring progress towards universal health coverage: National and subnational analysis in Ethiopia. BMJ Global Health 2019; Volum 4. (6)
  • Hailu, Samrawit; Astatkie, Ayalew; Johansson, Kjell Arne; Lindtjørn, Bernt. Low immunization coverage in Wonago district,southern Ethiopia: A community-based cross-sectional study. PLOS ONE 2019; Volum 14. (7)


Publications from Global Health Priorities (before June 1, 2019)



  • Miljeteig I, Berhane Defaye F, Wakim P, Neema Desalegn D, Berhane Y, Norheim OF, Danis M. (2019). Financial risk protection at the bedside: How Ethiopian physicians try to minimize out-of-pocket health expenditures. PLOS ONE 14(2). 
  • Norheim OF. Priority Setting on the Path to UHC: Time for Stronger Institutions and Stronger Health Systems: Response to Recent Commentaries. Int J Health Policy Manag 2019; 8(8): 511-3.
  • Berhane Defaye F, Danis M, Wakim P, Berhane Y, Norheim OF, Miljeteig I. Bedside Rationing Under Resource Constraints-A National Survey of Ethiopian Physicians' Use of Criteria for Priority Setting. AJOB Empir Bioeth 2019; 10(2): 125-35.
  • Memirie ST, Tolla MT, Desalegn D, et al. Norheim OF* A cost-effectiveness analysis of maternal and neonatal health interventions in Ethiopia. Health Policy Plan 2019; 34(4): 289-97.
  • Verguet S, Feldhaus I, Jiang Kwete X, et al. Norheim OF* Health system modelling research: towards a whole-health-system perspective for identifying good value for money investments in health system strengthening. BMJ Glob Health 2019; 4(2): e001311.