Research Project

Measures for Improved Availability of medicines and vaccines (MIA)

Ensuring availability of essential medicines, vaccines and health commodities is one of today’s critical societal challenges


    • Thursday, 02 July 2020 - New Master of Science in Crisis Management

      Crisis management is an interdisciplinary research field that seeks to understand and guide how organizations can prepare for and respond to such events. This field draws from numerous disciplines including strategy, communication science, organizational behavior and leadership, business continuity and supply chain research, and is sometimes referred to as disaster and/or risk management. The field is more important than ever.

    • Thursday, 02 July 2020 - Crisis management Summer course hosted by MIA researchers

      BI recently kicked off the annual summer school programme. Under the special circumstances of the coronavirus affecting worldwide mobility, this year’s summer school was like no other. This year, 70 students from BI was enrolled to a special course on crisis management, with a special emphasis on covid-19.

    • Thursday, 25 June 2020 - Digital seminar on state-of-the-art research on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

      MIA project leader, Professor Marianne Jahre, met with the Norwegian minister of development, Dag Inge Ulstein, in a digital seminar on state-of-the-art research on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. During the meeting, hosted by the Norwegian Research Council, Prof. Jahre presented the MIA project and the ongoing work in the covid-19 Task Forces. She presented some of the initial findings on how to mitigate and cope with shortages in medical supplies as well as how one could prevent similar situations in the future. She also pinpointed a few important development aspects relevant to the MIA-partner institutions in Ethiopia, Jimma University and St. Paul’s Hospital Millenium Medical College.

    • Thursday, 18 June 2020 - Tungt Logistikk LOGMA: How to Succeed with Logistics in Crisis

      In a recent article, MIA-researcher Marianne Jahre argues they can and describes how to best go at it as we deal with the fallout from the ongoing pandemic (in Norwegian).

    • Saturday, 30 May 2020 - Successful inaugural meeting for the MIA Project

      In a novel approach, the digital project meeting gathered more than 25 researchers, practitioners and master students from six different countries in an online conference room through Zoom.

    • Friday, 03 April 2020 - Harvard Business Review A Covid-19 Vaccine Will Need Equitable, Global Distribution

      With the development of potential vaccines for Covid-19 progressing quickly, we need to invest now in infrastructure for distributing a vaccine globally on an equitable basis as soon as it is proven safe and effective. Article by MIA-research partner Prashant Yadav in INSEAD’s Humanitarian Research Group in the Harward Business Review.