Global Health Priorities

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Here you can read about new publications and other news from the research group, and access background information about projects and group members.

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Global Health Priorities: Ethics • Economics • Policy

Situated at the Department of Global Health and primary Care at the University of Bergen, the GHP research group study the ethics and economics of priority setting in health, and the background and implications of health policies and planning.

Key research topics are: the ethics of decisions at a clinical and population level, local implications of global and national health policies, equity-efficiency trade-offs, and standard and extended health economic evaluations.


Awarded research group of the year!

The Global Health Priorities Research Group was awarded research group of the year by the Faculty of Medicine at UiB.

Summer Research school 2018

From all over the world to a summer research school in Bergen

For the eleventh consecutive year, almost one hundred PhD candidates from all over the world have found their way to Bergen to tackle global challenges.


Testing prolonged Malaria Medicine in Malawi

Professor Bjarne Robberstad at the University of Bergen is leading a project that tries to find out if preventive malaria treatment after hospitalization can save the lives of children.


Blog post in Journal of Medical Ethics: Saving the baby or the family?

The blog post by Kristine Husøy Onarheim (who recently completed her PhD in the GHP research group), Ole Frithjof Norheim (leader, GHP) and Ingrid Miljeteig (Associate Professor, GHP) is focusing on the tragic dilemmas families face when they cannot afford necessary medical care due to high out-of...


Interview with Ole Frithjof Norheim about Universal Health Coverage

Director of Global Health Priorities Ole Frithjof Norheim was interviewed about Universal Health Coverage by the Journal of Health Systems & Reform.

Policy briefs

Read our condensed and to-the-point summaries of recent scientific publications:

Patient age is widely used, directly or indirectly, to guide clinical decisions - Eirik J. Tranvåg et al. 2018

Poor can gain more health life years by the Ethiopian mental health strategy - Kjell A. Johansson et al. 2016

Age, risk, and life expectancy in Norwegian intensive care - Frode Lindemark et al. 2015

Length of life in Ethiopia is increasing, but the longevity is not distributed equally - Eirik Tranvåg et al. 2014

Availability and access in modern obstetric care - Hilde M. Engjom et al. 2014


New publications: