Q&A with COVID 50/50 Taskforce featuring Marianne Jahre

In this Q&A Interview, Marianne Jahre, Professor at Lund University and BI Norwegian Business School introduces her current research and shares personal and professional lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this interview by the Women in Global Health (WGH) Norway COVID 50/50 Taskforce, Marianne discusses specific challenges for pharmaceutical and medical supply chains in Norway due to the pandemic. In addition, she introduces the MIA Project, a research project she is leading at the BI Norwegian Business School. As a member of WGH Norway, Marianne shares personal lessons learned during her career path and offers 'words of wisdom' especially to women in the field of global health. Watch the full interview here!

About Marianne Jahre

Marianne Jahre is Professor of Logistics at Lund University and BI Norwegian Business School. She has co-edited and co-authored several books and published articles in International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications and International Journal of Logistics Management. Jahre has been working with disaster relief logistics research and teaching since 2007, heading projects and supervising students undertaken in cooperation with IFRC, UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF, Norwegian Red Cross, and the Norwegian Refugee Council. She is an international delegate to the Norwegian Red Cross and undertook projects on health supply chains in Uganda for UNICEF. She currently heads a mobility project in cooperation with an Ethiopian and a Tanzanian University, a research project on drug shortage in cooperation with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) and 3 universities, and a research project on the COVID-19 response together with NIPH and two health research institutes in Ethiopia.

Interview Credit

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Urusha Maharjan | WGH Norway COVID 50/50 Taskforce



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Chelsea Ranger | WGH Norway COVID 50/50 Taskforce



The WGH Norway COVID 50/50 Taskforce serves as a national hub for COVID-19 and gender equity actions and activities. This ad-hoc taskforce is in support of the WGH Global's #COVID5050 Campaign, which introduced the Five Asks for Gender-Responsive Global Health Security in 2020 to help confront power and privilege. Both of which undermine global health by preventing women from contributing equally to the fight against challenges like COVID-19.

Published Mar. 3, 2021 9:48 AM - Last modified May 23, 2022 3:18 PM