Explained

DAY ZERO: Global Health Priorities Explained

6 feb 2019 08:30 09:30 ENG

Ole Frithjof Norheim (UiB), Ingrid Miljeteig (UiB) and Muluken Argaw in conversation with Linn Jeanette Rundhovde Knudsen (UiB).

Two women in rural Ethiopia are diagnosed with cancer. One is a 35-year-old woman and mother of three. She has breast cancer. The other, is a young girl without her own family yet. She has leukemia. They face the same challenge: They are poor and cannot afford the treatment that can save their lives. Who do you choose to save?

Can science come up with answers on who should have the highest priority? Is it possible to design fair solutions in low-income countries, where budgets are scarce? 

With hands-on experience from Ethiopia Miljeteig, Argaw and Norheim will discuss priorities and ethical dilemmas in the doctor and patient meeting and in the financing and design of healthcare policies in low income countries.

 

Note that the event takes place at Cafe Christies, Museplassen 3. 

 

About the panelists:

- Ingrid Miljeteig is a physician and an associate professor in medical ethics in the research group Global Health Priorities.

Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim is a physician and professor in medical ethics and director of the research group Global Health Priorities, and adjunct Professor at the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

Muluken Argaw Haile is a physician and currently a researcher in the project Disease Control Priorities – Ethiopia. He was recruited from The Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia, where he held the position as Head of Dire Dawa regional health bureau.

Linn Jeanette Rundhovde Knudsen, MSc Global Health and Public Policy, and research coordinator of Global Health Priorities.

 

This conversation forms part of the Day Zero on 6 February of the annual National SDG Conference Bergen 7-8 February 2019. Day Zero includes workshops and side events on selected topics related to the main conference.

 

This event is part of our ongoing Explained Series, where we invite experts to explain complex themes.

 

Photo credit: Ole Frithjof Norheim