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iDSI is a global network working to increase the value and impact of health spending. We believe everyone should have fair access to health, receiving the right treatment and the right medicines at the right time.

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Where We Work

Low- and middle- income countries face a range of challenges in meeting the health needs of their populations and achieving universal healthcare coverage – the best way to achieve SDG 3. We work with them to navigate options for managing and allocating their finite resources to ensure their healthcare systems meet these needs efficiently and equitably.

 

@AfHEA_Africa values our partnership with @idsihealth and other organizations that are advancing the course of evidence-informed decision making towards achieving #UHC in our continent and globally @CGDev @H_S_Global @healtheconomics @kchalkidou https://t.co/qVAAomGLs8

@idsihealth @CGDev @AfHEA_Africa A few weeks after the end of the 5th biannual African Health Economics Association event in Accra, see below for a compilation of resources on how economics informs gov resource allocation and contributes to journey to #UHC https://t.co/E2q3ilZoIF

Effective decision-making is essential to ensure #PHC and #UHC for all in Africa. Read our key messages from the AfHEA 2019 conference https://t.co/Hzl9mYyIoT

Latest Resources

What’s In, What’s Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage

24.08

Vaccinate children against deadly pneumococcal disease, or pay for cardiac patients to undergo lifesaving surgery? Cover the costs of dialysis for kidney patients, or channel the money toward preventing the conditions that lead to renal failure in the first place? Policymakers dealing with the realities of limited health care budgets face tough decisions like these regularly. And for many individuals, ...

Political economy of priority-setting and Health Technology Assessment

31.05

Many health improving interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are extremely good value for money; and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is an evidence-informed approach for identifying and choosing among those interventions. So why has it often proven difficult to obtain political backing for highly cost-effective interventions such as vaccinations, treatments against diarrhoeal disease in children and preventive policies such ...

Cost-Effectiveness Thresholds

24.11

Determining Value from Healthcare Spending: The Role of Cost-Effectiveness Thresholds Healthcare systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face considerable population healthcare needs with markedly fewer resources than those in high income countries. The way in which available resources are allocated across competing priorities is crucial in affecting how much health is generated overall, who receives healthcare interventions and who ...

iDSI reference case for economic evaluation

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The iDSI reference case is a principle-based approach to guide the planning, conduct and reporting of economic evaluations. It provides decision makers with relevant and reliable ways to determine the likely implications of implementing a treatment or health service in specific contexts. Its primary focus is on meeting the informational needs of decision makers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). ...

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