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Guest Blog: Reflections on PMAC 2020 from a Canadian Student Perspective

On January 28, 2020, PMAC 2020: Accelerating the Progress Towards UHC officially started with side meetings, with one of the very first ones hosted by Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), titled “Attain & Sustain Health Gains: Incorporating Value-For-Money in the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Dialogue”. This session explored the use of health technology […]

Vaccinology for Clinical and Public Health Practice: Policy Symposium and Workshop: From participant’s perspective

This blog has been jointly written by Dr. Phetsavanh Chanthavilay from the Institute of Research and Education Development, University of Health Sciences, Lao PDR, and Mr. Nantasit Luangasanatip from the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand. Their participation in this event was supported by the Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP) grant to the Health Intervention […]

Momentum for HTA in the Land of a Thousand Hills

In October 2019, the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) and the National Health Foundation (NHF), two partners in the Asia Health Technology Assessment (HTA) consortium, were thrilled to take an 8000 km trip to Rwanda to talk all things ‘priority setting’ at a workshop in Kigali, the country’s capital. The two-day workshop titled […]

Five minutes with the authors of chapter 8: Cross-Sectoral Policies to Address Non-Communicable Diseases

We grabbed 5 minutes with Peter Smith[1], co-author of Chapter 8 titled Cross-Sectoral Policies to Address Non-Communicable Diseases to find out what this chapter entails.               Q: Why is cross-sectoral action important for Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention and what are the key challenges? PS: The importance for NCDs of ‘social determinants’, such as education and […]

Expert in estimating quality of life values, student in using them in economic evaluations: My experience participating in an HTA workshop at JIPMER, India

My first trip to India was to participate in a workshop on health technology assessment (HTA) organized by the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) and the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) in Puducherry, India on 3-5 October 2019. This workshop was an opportunity that I’ve been excited about for […]
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