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India’s Chhattisgarh state; developing a plan for Universal Health Coverage

By Juliet Eames and Taeyoung Kim
Category : Hot Topics, Learning, Others

The Indian State of Chhattisgarh is drawing up its plans to extend universal health coverage (UHC) to its people. Discussions among public health experts, practitioners, and lawmakers, therefore, turn to planning the road ahead for this state and how it can deliver on its promise. With the state at a crucial moment in its health […]

Investing in Indonesian HTA Champions: HITAP intensifies its efforts

By Sven Engels
Category : Others

Indonesia established the HTA Committee (HTAC) for deciding the benefits package of the JKN, Indonesia’s universal health coverage (UHC) scheme, and since 2014 HITAP has worked closely with the HTAC to support the development of HTA in the country as part of the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI). Indonesia has been a core focus country […]

Guest blog: My Experience as a HITAP Intern

By Kevin Li
Category : Others

My purpose of coming to Thailand was initially as an economics exchange student at Thammasat University for one semester. During my time here, I was also looking to pursue something professionally, whether it was through a volunteering opportunity or internship. Coming from the University of Washington in Seattle, I was able to get contact with […]

Guest blog: More than a book but a real world guide for NCD prevention

By Sumudu Karunaratna, Researcher and Medical Officer in Sri Lanka
Category : Others

“What’s the value added I’m offering to the existing world of books and literature?” It is the mantra to keep in mind, repeating every few hours in my head when writing chapters to a book or even a paper. This is what I take home from the HITAP organized ‘Best Buys, Wasted Buys and Controversies […]

Exploring Vaccine Implementation for Gavi Graduating Countries: Bhutan’s Rotavirus Vaccine Economic Evaluation

By Alia Luz
Category : Hot Topics, In-Country Experience, Research in Focus

Post-graduation from Gavi support in 2016, the Bhutan Health Trust Fund took up investment for vaccine provision in the country according to its mandate. The Fund also aims to “eliminate financing uncertainties for priority core components of the Primary Health Care Services out of the income generated from the investment of the Fund” and “achieve […]

Project in focus: Best buys, wasted buys, and controversies in NCD prevention

By Rachel Archer
Category : Hot Topics, Learning, Research in Focus

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) bear the major brunt of the non-communicable disease (NCD) burden. Taking control of and reducing this burden is at the forefront of the global health agenda. But how do countries go about doing this? Well, that is a good question. One way is through interventions that target risk factors, but […]


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