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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.


Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the #UniversalHealthCare Bill

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With the Indian State of Chhattisgarh drawing up plans to extend #UniversalHealthCoverage , a delegation visited Thailand to learn more about implementing a UHC scheme 🇮🇳🇹🇭 Read @HITAP_Thailand round up of the visit here:

Latest Resources

Political economy of priority-setting and Health Technology Assessment


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


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


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). ...

Guide to health economic analysis and research (GEAR)


Have an economic evaluation query you need help with? GEAR is a global platform specialising in helping low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and academics, researchers, and health technology assessment (HTA) practitioners worldwide to conduct high quality, policy relevant health economics research. It enables you to explore the solutions to your research questions through mind maps, which compare guidelines and produce ...

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