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Counting what counts in development: Health and Indonesia

By Manushi Sharma
Category : Learning, Others

Development cannot be contained in a numerical measure of Gross National Product/Gross Domestic Product (GNP/GDP), conceding this the UN gave a universal call to its member nations for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG 3 explicitly states “ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages,” and under this umbrella falls the Universal Health […]

Bhutan’s oldest newspaper shows appreciation on iDSI’s support to evaluate new vaccines in Bhutan

By Deepika Adhikari
Category : In-Country Experience, Learning

Bhutan’s national and also the oldest newspaper named ‘Kuensel’ from the Kuensel Corporation Limited published a story featuring, our support to the Bhutanese government in evaluating new vaccines through an economic evaluation, in their issue of 28th August 2017 The Essential Medicines and Technology Division (EMTD), Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health (MoH) […]

Enriching Economic Evaluation Experience

By Md. Rajibul Islam
Category : Learning

Last month, from 7th till 11th of August, 2017, I attended a 5-day training extensive workshop on health economic evaluation organized by Health Intervention Technology Assessment Program (HITAP). The first two days focused on the basics of health economic evaluation and the last three days on advanced modeling methods for economic evaluation. I learned plenty […]

Same same but different

By Deepika Adhikari
Category : In-Country Experience, Learning

Vietnam visit 30th and 31st May 2017 It feels good to see familiar faces when you are in a new place and I felt the same meeting officials from Health Strategy Planning Institution (HSPI), Ministry of Health of Vietnam once again. I had met them earlier during the HTAsiaLink conference held in April 2017 in […]

Universal Health Compassion for Universal Health Coverage

By Kartik Sharma
Category : Learning

Universal Health Compassion for Universal Health Coverage Thai efforts to help Indonesia take efficient steps towards UHC Jakarta: As we fly over the clear blue Java Sea, I notice the sand from a few scattered islands sloping into the clear waters. I glance again towards my right shoulder at the travel pack I have been […]


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