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The Philippines HTA Unit STEP visits HITAP

By Geovin Dexter Uy and Bernadette Joy Almirol
Category : Others

Coming to Thailand with utmost excitement in receiving first-hand mentorship from senior HTA researchers from Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) was truly fulfilling. We were not only taught on enhancing our skills in performing economic evaluation and budget impact analysis, but also received training on evidence translation. Although the three of us only […]

Deepening a newly formalized collaboration between Kenya’s Ministry of Health and Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health

By Avnee Patel
Category : Hot Topics, Learning, Research in Focus, Training

Kenya’s President, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta has committed his government to attaining the “Big Four” agenda on 1) Food security, 2) Affordable housing, 3) Manufacturing, and 4) affordable healthcare for all by 2022. This agenda is linked to Kenya’s Vision 2030 which sought to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 as part of the […]

Guest Blog: Reflections from the Training in Singapore and Updates on Philippines HTA

By Dana Bayani
Category : Hot Topics, Learning, Research in Focus, Training

Last January, I had an opportunity to attend a training and symposium entitled ‘Health Technology Assessment: selecting the highest value care’ organized by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (NUS), and the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP). It was a packed three days of learning and relearning […]

Guest Blog: Opportunities and Learning Economic Evaluation in Thailand

Category : Hot Topics, In-Country Experience, Others, Research in Focus

It was quite an experience this time for it was both hectic and enriching. Pempa and I (Deepika Adhikari) are researchers from Bhutan and we were recently in Thailand for training and simultaneously attended the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) too. We are grateful to the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) for providing […]

Making Universal Health Coverage a Reality in Kenya

By Manushi Sharma and Avnee Patel
Category : Hot Topics, Learning

Over the years, Kenya has emerged as an economic powerhouse in the African continent. In unveiling his ‘Big Four’ strategy, the President of Kenya has made universal health coverage (UHC) a priority agenda for the policymakers as the country seeks to align economic growth with sustainable development. In furtherance of this objective, the first pilot […]

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 […]


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