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Global Health Priorities

Research group leader Ole Frithjof Norheim

Systematic priority setting is increasingly being recognized as crucial for global health, for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and for moving fairly on the path towards universal health coverage.

"I believe priority setting should aim for the greatest number of healthy life years for all, fairly distributed"

In our research group we work cross-disciplinary, dedicated to study the ethics and economics of priority setting in health, and the background and implications of health policies and planning.  We provide empirical, ethical and methodological support for researchers, health professionals, policy makers, and non-governmental institutions in decision making both in Norway and globally.

I believe priority setting should aim for the greatest number of healthy life years for all, fairly distributed. This requires a distribution of health benefits and health services based on equal treatment and emphasis on healthy life years to those worse off.