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Bergen senter for etikk og prioritering (BCEPS)

BCEPS aims to understand and promote ethically acceptable, fair, and efficient priority setting in national health systems.

International Journal Publication
global vaccine allocation

An Ethical Framework for Global Vaccine Allocation

BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim has contributed to a paper that proposes an ethical framework for global COVID-19 vaccine allocation, published in Science Magazine on 3 September 2020.

Paul Farmer on Zoom

In conversation with Paul Farmer

Partners In Health founder Paul Farmer was an inspiring virtual visitor at last week's annual seminar of the Section for Ethics and Health Economics (Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care).


Ole F. Norheim at the Norwegian Academy of Science Letters

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters invited BCEPS DIrector Ole Frithjof Norheim to contribute to its lecture series on trust during the corona pandemic. The event took place online on 14 May 2020 and a recording is available on the Academy website (see link below).

Pop-Up Conference
Pop-Up Conference Poster

BCEPS hosts online pop-up conference on priority setting during Covid-19

On 7 April 2020, BCEPS had the honour of hosting this online event, "Exploring Priority Setting in the COVID-19 Pandemic", on behalf of the International Society for Priorities in Health (ISPH). The web conference gathered an international panel of clinicians, academics, and policy makers...

Book cover Etikk i helsetjenesten

BCEPS researchers contribute to Norwegian textbook on medical ethics

BCEPS Deputy Director Ingrid Miljeteig is lead author of two chapters in a recently published Norwegian textbook on ethics in the health system, while BCEPS PhD candidate Eirik Tranvåg is co-author of one of these chapters.

Recent Publications:

Getachew TeshomeAlemayehu Hailu; Zelalem Adugna, Solomon Tessema MemireKjell Arne Johansson; Karin Stenberg; Melanie Y Bertram; Amir Aman; Ole Frithjof NorheimRevision of the Ethiopian Essential Health Service Package: An Explication of the Process and Methods Used. BCEPS Working Paper 1/20; June 2020.

BCEPS funding

BCEPS receives funding from the Trond Mohn Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), the Research Council of Norway, and the University of Bergen.