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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).
Congratulations to BCEPS PhD fellow Anand Bhopal and research track students Emily McLean and Sara Soraya Eriksen on receiving project funding from the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET).
In a Nature Medicine Comment published on 18 December 2020, BCEPS researchers and international colleagues highlight the importance of open and inclusive decision-making in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This virtual event was a four-part symposium and seminar series over two days (4 & 9 December 2020). Links to recordings from both days are available below.
BCEPS PhD candidates Anand Bhopal, Emily McLean and Sara Eriksen highlight why the Norwegian health system needs to urgently reduce its carbon emissions.
BCEPS deputy director Ingrid Miljeteig participated as a panelist in this interesting discussion organised by "Filosofisk poliklinikk" on 2 December 2020.
BCEPS researcher Kjell Arne Johansson participated in an international panel discussion hosted by the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies on 11 November 2020.
This interview is part of a ZEIT ONLINE series of interviews where leading researchers are asked about their concerns in the current crisis. According to Norheim, "The question should be: Where can the most lives be saved?"
15 September 2020 marked the publication and launch of this report on "Bridging a Gap in Universal Health Coverage for the Poorest Billion". BCEPS' Ole Frithjof Norheim co-led one of the Commission's four working groups.
BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim is one of a group of six experts appointed to an expert committee that will provide advice on who should receive prioritised access to a corona vaccine in Norway.
Researchers and affiliated researchers from BCEPS have contributed as editors and chapter authors to the recently published Oxford University Press handbook of "Distributional Cost-Effectiveness Analysis".
BCEPS researchers contribute to BMJ Global Health paper on protecting essential health services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In contrast to WHO´s and other experts´ advice, the worst-off countries should be prioritised when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine allocation, according to Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim at the University of Bergen.
Partners In Health founder Paul Farmer was an inspiring virtual visitor at last week's annual seminar of the Section for Ethics and Health Economics (Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care).
BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim contributes to a paper in Science Magazine proposing an ethical framework for global COVID-19 vaccine allocation.
Congratulations to Eirik Tranvåg (PhD research fellow at BCEPS) on receiving the Early Career Researcher Prize for the European region at the World Congress of Bioethics.
Tuesday 26 May 2020 was a historic day that saw parliamentary approval of a new Norwegian Biotechnology Act. As leader of the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board, BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim followed the parliamentary debate closely.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters invited BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim to contribute to its lecture series on trust during the corona pandemic. The event took place online on 14 May 2020 and a recording is available on the Academy website (see link below).

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