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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 […]

Five minutes with the authors of chapter 4: Best Buys

We had a quick catch up with Tazeem Bhatia[1] from Global Public health and Ryota Nakamura[2] from Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, co-authors of Chapter 4 titled Best Buys to get a better understanding of what this chapter entails. Let’s learn more below!   Q : Can you please tell us in one sentence what […]

China using Health Technology Assessment to guide healthcare policy making is the right direction!

Partners from the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) join the 2nd China Health Technology Assessment Conference organised by the China National Health Development Research Center (CNHDRC) on 26-27 October 2019 in Beijing, China. The event brings together China’s high-level representatives and global experts to discuss the latest HTA developments in China since the launch of […]
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