Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting in Health (BCEPS+)

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BCEPS+ SFF Initiative

The proposed Centre of Excellence BCEPS+ will build on BCEPS' current applied research in Universal Health Coverage decision support to become a Global Centre of Excellence for Ethics and Priority Setting in Health.

Contact: Ole Frithjof Norheim

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Research Goals

Foundational research is needed to clarify how ethical principles can better guide priority setting for health and well-being. BCEPS+ workstreams have the potential to achieve ground-breaking results.

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Background and Vision

BCEPS+ will conduct ground-breaking foundational research to develop a new comprehensive and dynamic model for ethical, fair, and efficient priority setting for population health and well-being.


Partners and People

The BCEPS+ team has been composed with the aim of harnessing synergies of expertise to enable a level of scientific and social impact beyond the reach of the individual group leaders on their own.

Relevant 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.

Mohan S. B., H. Sommerfelt, J. F. Frøen, S. Taneja, T. Kumar, K. Bhatia, L. van der Merwe, R. Bahl, J. C. Martines, S. Mazumder and N. Bhandari. 2020. Antenatal uterotonics as a risk factor for intrapartum stillbirth and first-day death in Haryana, India: a nested case-control study. Epidemiology. 31: 668-76. September 2020.

Mazumder S., S. Taneja, B. Dube, K. Bhatia, R. Ghosh, M. Shekhar, B. Sinha, R. Bahl, J. Martines, M. K. Bhan, H. Sommerfelt, and N. Bhandari. 2019. Effect of community-initiated kangaroo mother care on survival of infants with low birthweight: a randomized controlled trial. The Lancet. 394: 1724–36. November 2019.



This is a proposed Centre of Excellence – Senter for fremragende forskning – from the University of Bergen.