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
MIA research presented at the Ethiopia seminar
Three MIA researchers participated in a recent seminar hosted by the University of Oslo in a digital format. The online webinar included several presentations and talks from Norwegian and Ethiopian health research collaborators, as well as a Q&A session.
MIA host workshop on medicine shortages with health care professionals
On a Thursday afternoon 17 September MIA-researchers and more than 20 health care professionals gathered for a digital workshop on measures to improve access to medicines in the wake of Covid-19.
MIA-researchers participate at the 12th Annual Conference on Health & Humanitarian Logistics
Between 29 September and 1 October, the annual Conference on Health & Humanitarian Logistics was hosted by Georgia Tech’s Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Health and Humanitarian Systems. The MIA project was represented by a large delegation and took active part in the three-day conference.
Hvordan sikre forsyninger mot neste krise
(In Norwegian). I en global verden, blir forsyningskjedene i samfunnet mer ustabile, usikre, komplekse og vanskelige å forutsi. Hvordan kan organisasjoner sikre sine forsyninger bedre?
Improved access to medicines through the Netflix-method?
(In Norwegian). In this op-ed, MIA researcher Dag Morten Dalen, professor in economics at BI Norwegian Business School, questions whether a decentralized and price sensitive method for funding medicines development, modelled on ...
Syringe shortage could hamper delivery of Covid-19 vaccine, experts warn
“[In] the very first phase, we’ll have enough [syringes] because we aren’t going to vaccinate billions of people, we’re still going to get vaccines to hundreds of millions of people. In the second and third phase is when things get tricky.”
Modelling the Manufacturing Process for COVID-19 Vaccines: Our Approach
Researchers across the world are working flat out to develop and manufacture a vaccine for COVID-19 that can end what has been the worst pandemic in at least a century.
Monday, 27 July 2020 - Vox The global risk of “vaccine nationalism”
A Covid-19 outbreak in one country is a threat to all. What happens if the vaccine race is every nation for itself?
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, 02 July 2020 - BI Business Review Why countries should give away Covid-19 tests post-peak
Being too careful helps no one. As soon as a country reaches peak infections, the demand for tests will sink and any excess capacity should therefore be given away.
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.