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Participation at the HTA Workshop in Manila, Philippines (7-9, Jan 2020)

By Thiane Diaw Gueye from the Ministry of Health and Social Action, Tiguidanke Gassama Deme and Babacar Sow from the National Agency of Universal Healthcare Coverage (ANACMU)
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IMPRESSIONS We are very honored to have participated in the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) training and symposium. We have seen interesting presentations ranging from economic valuation methods to the introduction of HTA in countries like Japan, Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines and Singapore. Through the shared modules, we realize that economic evaluation in health is […]

Vaccinology for Clinical and Public Health Practice: Policy Symposium and Workshop: From participant’s perspective

By Dr. Phetsavanh Chanthavilay and Mr. Nantasit Luangasanatip
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This blog has been jointly written by Dr. Phetsavanh Chanthavilay from the Institute of Research and Education Development, University of Health Sciences, Lao PDR, and Mr. Nantasit Luangasanatip from the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand. Their participation in this event was supported by the Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP) grant to the Health Intervention […]

Momentum for HTA in the Land of a Thousand Hills

By Rachel Archer
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In October 2019, the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) and the National Health Foundation (NHF), two partners in the Asia Health Technology Assessment (HTA) consortium, were thrilled to take an 8000 km trip to Rwanda to talk all things ‘priority setting’ at a workshop in Kigali, the country’s capital. The two-day workshop titled […]

Five minutes with the author of featured case study in #BuyitbestNCD book

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A call for case studies was circulated in September 2018 for real life examples of Best Buys, Wasted Buys and Contestable Buys in low- and middle-income countries. 58 case studies from 30 countries were submitted and one of the chosen feature case studies was authored by Pempa from Health Technology Assessment Program, Bhutan. We were […]

Five minutes with the authors of chapter 8: Cross-Sectoral Policies to Address Non-Communicable Diseases

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We grabbed 5 minutes with Peter Smith[1], co-author of Chapter 8 titled Cross-Sectoral Policies to Address Non-Communicable Diseases to find out what this chapter entails.               Q: Why is cross-sectoral action important for Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention and what are the key challenges? PS: The importance for NCDs of ‘social determinants’, such as education and […]

Five minutes with the authors of chapter 6, Assessing the Transferability of Economic Evaluations: A Decision Framework

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We sat down with the David Kim (DK), Rachel Bacon (RB) and Peter Neumann (PN)[1] who are the authors of Chapter 6 titled Assessing the Transferability of Economic Evaluations: A Decision Framework, to get a sneak peak into Chapter 6.   Q : Thank you for joining us today, can you first tell us why […]


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