Units

The Knowledge Centre for the Health Services in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health consists of several departments and units. Information about the Global Health Unit and Health Economics and Drugs Unit are available in English. 

The Global Health Unit

The Global Health Unit contributes to strengthening health systems by summarizing relevant research, supporting the use of research findings, and developing and evaluating standardised methods for performing this work.

The Global Health Unit is a multidisciplinary team consisting of 15 staff members with backgrounds in medicine, public health, epidemiology, statistics, social anthropology, information retrieval, communication design, economics, and administration. We collaborate with researchers and policymakers around the world on specific projects as well as through networks such as the Cochrane Collaboration, the Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The key functions of the Global Health Unit;
- The Norwegian branch of the Nordic Cochrane Centre
Norwegian Satellite of the Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Review Group in the Cochrane Collaboration
- Development of resources for evidence-informed health policymaking



Health Economics and Drugs Unit

We are an interdisciplinary group responsible for projects concerned with pharmaceuticals and/or health economics. In the pharmaceuticals field, our main task is to conduct systematic reviews of the effectiveness and adverse events associated with important pharmaceuticals. 

We conduct health economic evaluations of both pharmaceuticals and other medical interventions. We either summarize economic studies or develop our own health economic models. In addition, we have an interest in developing improved methods for health economics .

We also actively participate in dissemination of information through MedNytt (horizon scanning), the Norwegian Electronic Public Health Library, the Norwegian Drug Handbook and the forum for inter-departmental drug information.

(http://www.kunnskapssenteret.no/en/units)