Global Health Priorities

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A group of central researchers in the Gates funded project “Disease Control Priorities Ethiopia” (DCP-E) gathered at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to discuss the revision of Ethiopia's publicly funded health services package.
This is the first volume to connect philosophical discussions on the harm of death with discussions on population health, adjusting the ways in which death is evaluated. Edited by post doc in the GHP Research Group Carl Tollef Solberg and associated member of the group Espen Gamlund (professor in philosophy). Foreword by professor of Moral Philosophy Jeff McMahan.
GHP kicking of Day Zero at the SDG 2019 conference with the "Global health priorities explained" seminar.
The Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia renews its commitment to actions towards universal health coverage (UHC). The re-definition of the Essential Health Service Packages (EHSP), which the Global Health Priorities Research Group is involved in, is defined as one of the most important steps forward.
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... 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 Global Health Priorities Research Group was awarded research group of the year by the Faculty of Medicine at UiB.
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
The poorest families in Ethiopia cannot afford to bring their newborns to hospital, before it is too late. According to researcher Kristine Husøy Onarheim, free healthcare is the solution.