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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 […]


Enriching Economic Evaluation Experience

A HIU staff shares his experience about the Economic Evaluation Training he attended. To read further click here  


iDSI Vietnam Story

  In 2013, HIU received a request from the Rockefeller Foundation, to support the development of UHC in Vietnam. Since then, the Vietnam engagement has moved under the umbrella of iDSI projects. The Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI), was appointed by the Ministry of Health to be the country focal point on HTA. As […]


Establishment of the Medical Technology Assessment Board (MTAB): Initiating Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in India

Since 2013, the HITAP International Unit (HIU) has been providing technical support to various developing countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Bhutan, and India by sharing the Thai experience in generating and using health technology assessment (HTA) to inform policy decisions. HITAP works in collaboration with the country and international partners and is part of the […]


Same same but different

I (the author of the blog) got to learn a lot about three things while discussions on these potential topics were on-going. Firstly, I got to know the uniqueness of the Vietnamese Health System and how they are trying to incorporate HTA and pharmacoeconomics in their current system, secondly I learned a lot more about […]

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