SUM's research on the politics of vaccines
For more than a decade, our researchers have studied the politics of vaccines, ranging from childhood immunisation programmes to the Covid pandemic.
Key questions in our research
Why have only 15% of people in low-income countries received a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, when rich countries are planning a 4th dose?
Our research touches upon this question as we study how public authorities and pharmaceutical companies cooperate to develop Covid-19 vaccines, scale-up production and work towards a more equitable allocation of vaccines.
And more generally, how are global vaccination programs connected to local health systems? Is local knowledge reflected in global immunization priorities?
- Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée and Katerini T. Storeng: COVAX, vaccine donations and the politics of global vaccine inequity
- Katerini T. Storeng, Felix Stein and Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée: COVAX and the many meanings of sharing
- Katerini T. Storeng, Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée and Felix Stein: COVAX and the rise of the ‘super public private partnership’ for global health
- Felix Stein: Risky business: COVAX and the financialization of global vaccine equity
- SUM Policy Brief: What Norway should ask of the pharmaceutical industry in the Covid-19 pandemic
- Katerini T. Storeng: The GAVI Alliance and the ‘Gates approach' to health system strengthening
- Sidsel Roalkvam, Desmond McNeill and Stuart Blume: Protecting the World's children - Immunisation Policies and Practices
- de Bengy Puyvallée, A.; Storeng, KT. (2017) ‘Protecting the vulnerable is protecting ourselves’: Norway and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation Tidsskrift for den norske legeforening
- Roalkvam, Sidsel & Sandberg, Kristin Ingstad (2010). Special Section Introduction. Vaccines and the Global system /or Why Study Vaccines? Forum for Development Studies
- Nordfeldt, Cecilie & Roalkvam, Sidsel (2010). Choosing vaccination: Negotiating child protection and good citizenship in modern India Forum for Development Studies
Popular dissemination on vaccines and the Covid pandemic (in Norwegian and English)
Op-eds and more
- Slik ble vaksinedonasjoner til et maktspill under pandemien
- Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée: Donors ignore urgent pandemic funding appeal, covid response is ‘flying on fumes’
- Norge har gitt 4 milliarder til pandemisamarbeid nesten ingen forstår
- The uncomfortable truth about Norway’s pandemic leadership
- Katerini Storeng and Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée: Den ubehagelige sannheten om Norges globale vaksineinnsats
- Den urettferdige vaksinen
- Katerini Storeng og Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée: Legemiddelselskapene har voldsom makt, selv over rike land
- Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée og Katerini Storeng: Sololøp er ikke veien å gå i den globale vaksinekampen
- Katerini Storeng og Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée: Lille Norge har i 20 år vært vært ledende innen privat-offentlige samarbeid for global helse
- Katerini Storeng og Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée: Vaksineselskapene opererer med uetisk profitt
About the World Immunization Week 2022
World Immunization Week, a WHO initiative celebrated in the last week of April, aims to highlight the collective action needed and to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.