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Laos University of Health Sciences visits HITAP

On 14August 2018, Dr. Mayfong Mayxay, Vice-Dean of the Research department at the Faculty of Postgraduate Studies in Laos University of Health Science, visited the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) to learn about Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and to discuss potential collaboration with HITAP and our partner, Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP), particularly […]

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 […]

2nd Cohorts of International Interns are on board

After the successful completion of the 1st cohort of the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) HITAP International Internship program, HITAP started the 2nd cohort from June 25, 2018. Five candidates were selected through an open and competitive process. Evelyn Thsehla, from South Africa, and Diana Beatriz Bayani, from the Philippines, started their internship as part of […]

Curtain for 7th HTAsiaLink is closing. See you next year in Seoul!

Group photo of conference participants and honourable guests   During 8th-10th May 2018, HTAsiaLink network members and honorable speakers and invitees convened in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for the 7th HTAsiaLink annual conference under the theme ‘Testing Treatments: strengthening HTA for better healthcare’. With more than 240 participants from Asia-pacific, the UK, Australia, and South Africa, […]

The Need for ‘Testing Treatments’

      On 9th May 2018 during the 7th HTAsiaLink conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand, editors of 5 translations of the book ‘Testing Treatments: better research for better healthcare’ gave a short talk in the promotional session for the book in each language. Testing Treatment: better research for better healthcare, written by Imogen Evans, […]

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 […]

WHO Thailand visits HITAP

Dr. Daniel Kertesz, WHO Representative (WR) to Thailand and Dr. Liviu Vedrasco, Programme Officer WHO Thailand Country Office, visited the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) to learn about HITAP’s work in Thailand and the region as well as to discuss collaboration. Dr. Yot Teerawattananon welcomed the guests and introduced the HITAP team in […]
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