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My Experience Attending PMAC 2018 Conference

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the PMAC 2018 conference. I cannot help myself expressing immense pleasure to be a part as a participant in the mega event where I met many intelligent and sharp international colleagues and one health expert from different one health global network. Under the theme “Making the World […]

Hitotsubashi University Health Economics International Workshop “Implementation of HTA in Japan and other Asian countries”

Universal health coverage (UHC) is a key national aspiration for Japan and Thailand and both countries have generally succeeded in achieving their UHC policy goals. Health technology assessment (HTA) has been adopted to support the process of moving towards UHC. However, HTA implementation has evolved differently in Japan and Thailand on account of the inherently […]

Counting what counts in development: Health and Indonesia

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

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 http://www.kuenselonline.com/moh-explores-introducing-vaccine-against-pneumonia/. The Essential Medicines and Technology Division (EMTD), Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health (MoH) […]

Enriching Economic Evaluation Experience

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

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

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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