Global Health Priorities

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Identifying unfair health inequality is important in order to make correct priorities in health. But only a portion of observed health inequality can be explaind empircaly. A new paper explains why how we treat this unexplained inequality is not only a methodological question, but also an ethical one.
In a recent article published in the Lancet, Stephane Verguet, Dawit Desalegn, Kjell Arne Johansson, Solomon Memirie, and others used a new method "Extended cost-effectiveness analysis" to assess the health gains and financial risk protection benefits of health interventions that could be financed by the Ethiopian government.
Improving access to surgical care could save 1.5 million lives per year in poor countries, according to findings released today by the Disease Control Priorities Network at University of Washington’s Department of Global Health.
We are very sad to inform that Kesheni Senkoro, a PhD student in the research group on Global Health Priorities, recently passed away during his data collection in Tanzania.
On November 12th, the Norwegian Commission on Priority Setting in Health Care, handed over their report to the Norwegian Minister of Health, Bent Høie. The Commission is lead by Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim of Global Health Priorities, University of Bergen.
There is an epistemological gap between theoretical and practical approaches to bioethics. A new article from Global Health Priorities researcher Kristine Bærøe aims at helping to bridge this gap.
In an editorial in this week's Science Magazine, Richard Peto, Alan D. Lopez and Ole Frithjof Norheim write that "for many countries, halving their 2010 under-50 mortality rate by 2030 would be a feasible target; worldwide, it would avoid 10 million of the 20 million deaths projected for 2030".
In the end of August the Global Health Priorities researchers Eirin Krüger Skaftun and Ole Frithjof Norheim, together with Merima Ali from Chr. Michelsen Institute, published a new article in Plos One: “Understanding inequality in Child Health in Ethiopia: Health Achievements are Improving in the Period 2000-2011”. The study aims to give a better understanding of existing inequalities in child... Read more
A new article published in Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation (CERA) by Global Health Priorities researchers Frode Lindemark, Ole Frithjof Norheim and Kjell Arne Johansson illustrates how information from published health economic evaluations can be used to measure lifetime QALYs, absolute and proportional shortfall of QALYs for eight different example diseases. Resource allocation... Read more
The goal of universal health coverage is high on many global and national agendas – how can it be attained?
The British think-thank Chatham House released its report on global health financing this week. The report is entitled "Shared Responsibilities for Health: A Coherent Global Framework for Health Financing". Global Health Priorities researcher Trygve Ottersen is co-author of the report.
A WHO report from the Consultative Group on Equity and Universal Health Coverage was published earlier this week. Global Health Priorities reseachers Trygve Ottersen and Ole F. Norheim were lead authors on the report entitled “Making fair choices on the path to universal health coverage”, with contributions from Frehiwot B. Defaye.
A new publication titled "Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in South-West Ethiopia: Estimates and Socio-Economic Inequality" by Yaliso Yaya, Kristiane Tislevoll Eide, Ole Frithjof Norheim and Bernt Lindtjørn was recently publised as open access in Plos One.
Professor Ole F. Norheim will be presenting the new WHO report "Making fair choices on the path to universal health coverage" at a seminar organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington on Thursday May 8th.