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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 […]

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines now introduced in Bhutan

By Jirata Tienphati
Category : Hot Topics, Research in Focus

In 2016 Bhutan graduated from Gavi support as its socioeconomic status change from lower-income to lower-middle income country, hence introducing new vaccines to its routine vaccination programme can pose a long-term financial burden to the government. However, since pneumococcal infections is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among young children in Bhutan, the Bhutanese […]

HITAP heads to Ghana: Setting Priorities Fairly Conference 2018

By Rachel Archer
Category : Hot Topics, Others

How can countries build the systems that can deliver universal health coverage whilst juggling a whole host of challenges, constraints and demands? The short answer? They need to make choices, smart choices that are built on careful and evidence-based priority setting practices. This was the topic of the Setting Priorities Fairly: Sustainable Policies for Effective […]

Beyond coverage decisions – Using HTA to link technology supply and population health demand

By Manushi Sharma
Category : Others

Policymakers across the world are regularly required to make crucial decisions about resource allocation and prioritize interventions – medicine A or medicine B, subsidize heart surgery or expand the immunization program. This process is required to be transparent, accountable and legitimate to safeguard public interests. With the improving macroeconomic conditions, increasing awareness and consumption of […]

Using HTA to inform R&D: The Case of Total Systems Effectiveness

By Md Rajibul Islam & Rachel Archer
Category : Others

How do decision-makers in Thailand decide whether a new or improved vaccine should be added to the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)? What is the vaccine prioritization and selection processes in Thailand? How can the product preferences of low and middle-income countries (LMICS) be better communicated to vaccine manufacturers? These are the questions raised in […]

HTA training week and 2nd National HTA Conference, Chandigarh, India

By Juliet Amanda Rose Eames
Category : Others, Training

From 23rd to 25th February 2018, three members from HITAP’s International Unit (HIU) went to Chandigarh, India. Two separate events occurred in Chandigarh during this time. The first was the 7th International Fellowship on Health Technology Assessment, a week-long HTA training workshop from 19th to 23rd February for members of organisations who will be involved […]


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