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Expert in estimating quality of life values, student in using them in economic evaluations: My experience participating in an HTA workshop at JIPMER, India

By Fredrick Dermawan Purba
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My first trip to India was to participate in a workshop on health technology assessment (HTA) organized by the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) and the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) in Puducherry, India on 3-5 October 2019. This workshop was an opportunity that I’ve been excited about for […]

Five minutes with the authors of chapter 4: Best Buys

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We had a quick catch up with Tazeem Bhatia[1] from Global Public health and Ryota Nakamura[2] from Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, co-authors of Chapter 4 titled Best Buys to get a better understanding of what this chapter entails. Let’s learn more below!   Q : Can you please tell us in one sentence what […]

Five minute series: Interview with Sumithra Krishnamurthy and Jesse B. Bump, the authors of Chapter 2

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We got a chance to interview Sumithra Krishnamurthy and Jesse B. Bump from Harvard University, authors of Chapter 2 on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), NCD Program Managers, and the Politics of Progress, to find out a bit more about their chapter. Read on to hear more!   Q : Can you please tell us in one sentence […]

China using Health Technology Assessment to guide healthcare policy making is the right direction!

By Ms. Waranya Rattanavipapong
Category : Others

Partners from the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) join the 2nd China Health Technology Assessment Conference organised by the China National Health Development Research Center (CNHDRC) on 26-27 October 2019 in Beijing, China. The event brings together China’s high-level representatives and global experts to discuss the latest HTA developments in China since the launch of […]

Five minutes with…Dr. Yot Teerawattananon, Project Founder of NCD Prevention: Best Buys, Wasted Buys, and Contestable Buys

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We grabbed five minutes with Dr. Yot Teerawattananon, the founder of the NCD Prevention: Best Buys, Wasted Buys, Contestable Buys book, to find out just what inspired this project. So can you tell us more about the background of this book project? YT: It was initiated during the PMAC’s IOC [International Organizing Committee] meeting. You […]

Guest blog: Philippine Experience during HTAsialink 2019 Conference and Highlights of Expanding HTA Collaboration and Institutionalisation

By Geovin Dexter Uy and Bernadette joy Almirol
Category : Others

The culmination of HTAsialink 2018, held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was when the young researchers from the different health technology assessment (HTA) agencies received awards for their research presentations. Witnessing the award ceremony greatly inspired us, and we vowed that in the following year, the Philippines will also be able to bag awards. Since then, […]


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