i4C - Strengthening International Collaboration for Capitalizing on Cost-Effective and Life-Saving Commodities
The i4C project brought together a consortium of researchers and partner institutions to evaluate policy interventions that aimed to secure access to basic health commodities in low and middle income countries. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) was leading the project in collaboration with the Global Strategy Lab (GSL) at York University (Toronto, Canada), and was being supported by a Research Council of Norway four-year operating grant of 24.7 million kroner from 2015 to 2019.
Improving access to health commodities
The project evaluated eight international policy interventions directed at supporting the implementation of recommendations issued by the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (UNCoLSC). In particular, the project focused on improving access and strengthening innovation. The interdisciplinary project team evaluated interventions such as free trade agreements, advocacy, international treaties, and new economic models for research and development.
Research seminar in Oslo, Tuesday 8 October 2019
Prioritizing investments in vaccine development against epidemic infectious diseases (pdf)
Dimitrios Gouglas, NIPH/Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
Implementing normative strategies: the Essential Medicines in Three East African Countries (pdf)
Berit Sofie Hembre, NIPH, Walter Odoch, The East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC)
Five strategies for mobilizing global collective action: Antimicrobial resistance (pdf)
Steven J. Hoffman, Global Strategy Lab
Close out meeting DRIVE-AB, Wednesday 10 July 2019
- Principal Investigator: Trygve Ottersen, Director for the Division of Health Services at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health
- Co-Principal Investigator: Steven J. Hoffmann, Director at the Global Strategy Lab, and Professor in the School of Health Policy and Management, York University, Toronto
- NIPH Focal Point and contact person: Elizabeth Peacocke, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
The project was finalized in 2019.