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HITAP heads to Ghana: Setting Priorities Fairly Conference 2018

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

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

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

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 […]

China Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Hub

The past few years have seen significant progress in the development of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in China. The China National Health Development Research Center (CNHDRC), the national focal point for HTA in China, has stepped up efforts to roll out HTA activities in many ways in order to support the growth of medical science […]

iDSI celebrates Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day

The International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) celebrated Universal Health Coverage (UHC) day on 12th December 2017 at the Center for Global Development (CGD) in Washington DC. The event was titled ‘Better Decisions, Better Health: Practical Experiences Supporting UHC from around the world”. Prof. Kalipso Chalkidou from CGD and Imperial College London gave an overview of […]

The HITAP International Unit (HIU) heads to Indonesia

The recent Indonesia visit is an illustration of iDSI’s ongoing commitment to building capacity in developing countries. HITAP visits help national bodies learn how to conduct Health Technology Assessments, strengthening decision-making processes and enabling gains in the quantity and quality of healthcare that a country can provide to its people. The location for this visit, […]

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 […]
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