Global Health Priorities

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Centre for International Health at the University if Bergen is host for the 12th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH).
PhD Candidate, Lelisa Fekadu Assebe, is studying evidence-based, cost-effective policy-making and priority setting of public health interventions in Ethiopia that are addressing three major global health threats: malaria, HIV, and TB.
Getachew Teshome is combining a leadership position at the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health and taking a PhD in evidence-based, cost-effective health priority setting at UiB.
Best wishes and a happy holiday season to all of you from the Global Health Priorites Research Group
The international event "Beating the DRUM" co-hosted by Norwegian government focused on domestic resource use and mobilization for accelerating progress towards SDG3. It featured roundtable discussions about increasing public-sector revenue to improve health in an efficient and equitable way. Norheim, director of the Global Health Priority Research Group, was the moderator of one of these... Read more
Ethiopia is facing rapid demographical changes, and cancer is now a leading cause of death. The availability of epidemiological data is necessary to prioritize the scale-up of interventions. Post doc Solomon Memirie in GHP research group and colleagues, used population-based registry data to estimate the incidence of cancer in Ethiopia. Their findings indicates that cancer registry sites should... Read more
The report by The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems, co-authored by leader in the GHP research group Ole Frithjof Norheim, sets a new definition for “quality health systems,” and finds that improved health system quality could prevent over 8 million deaths and improve the health outcomes of millions more each year in low- and middle-income countries. The report... Read more
Prosjektet er finansiert av Norges forskningsråd (NFR), som en del av helseforskningsprogrammet BEDREHELSE, et helsefremmende og forebyggende program som skal fremme forskning av høy kvalitet for å bidra til bedre folkehelse, økt livskvalitet og redusert sosial ulikhet i helse.
The editorial emphasizes that publishing evidence on economic evaluations on how to best invest in health in an equitable way – presented in DCP3 – is crucial, but not sufficient. Now is the time for the real work to begin. Evidence must be translated into practice in order to create actual changes that will benefit the lives of citizens and patients worldwide, particularly the least well off.... Read more
How can we secure that decision makers in health are being held accountable for how they prioritize – also to those who are negatively affected by the decisions made? A newly published paper in International Journal of Health Policy and Management presents a checklist to ensure legitimate stakeholder participation in healthcare decisions.
This first policy brief (as part of the Gates funded project Disease Control Priorities - Ethiopia) introduces a framework to guide the reform of the Essential Health Service Packages – led by Ethiopia's Ministry of Health.
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-pocket payments. Questions are raised to whether it is acceptable for the family, the society and... Read more
Director of Global Health Priorities Ole Frithjof Norheim was interviewed about Universal Health Coverage by the Journal of Health Systems & Reform.
Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim is co-authoring a new Lancet article giving recommendations on how to organize the Disease Control Priorities findings to best promote universal health coverage.