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A need for priority setting!

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) can be unaffordable. For most countries, it is impossible to provide all health services to all people. Priorities must be set to make the best use of finite resources. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General reiterated this important message at the launch event of the third edition of ‘Disease Control Priorities’, […]


“The beginning of new friendship between HITAP and GAVI”

HITAP International Unit led by Dr. Yot Teerawattananon has an opportunity to meet Dr. Seth Franklin Berkley, Chief Executive Officer of the GAVI Alliance on his visit to Thailand. Dr. Yot and Dr. Seth meeting and discuss HITAP and iDSI work including GEAR, the Guide to Health Economic Analysis and Research online resource which will […]


HTA for Priority Setting and Informed Decision Making Training Workshop in Brunei

November 28, 2017 Borneo Bulletin The Independent Newspaper in Brunei published a story of THE Ministry of Health (MoH) through its Office of Policy and Foresight, and in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) organised a two-day training workshop on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for Priority Setting and Informed Decision Making, from November 27-28 at the ministry’s […]



Hitotsubashi University, Japan – HITAP International Unit led by Dr. Yot Teerawattananon and Waranya Rattanavipapong  launched of GEAR Website, a database intended as a global platform for resolving research gaps and technical issues in conducting health economic evaluations. Waranya introduced GEAR online resource about the Project Background & Purpose, GEAR Mind Map, Ask an Expert […]


Indonesia’s journey towards Universal Health Coverage: lessons from health insurance perspective

Indonesia implements a national health insurance system known as Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN) in 2014. Aside from commitment from government, several reforms, including expansion of provider network, provider payment schemes restructure and a system for the assessment of new health technologies, were instituted in order to achieve UHC. However, the challenges in the progress of […]


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 The Essential Medicines and Technology Division (EMTD), Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health (MoH) of […]

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