African Health Economics and Policy Association International Scientific conference

AfHEA is the leading representative body for health economics and policy makers on the African continent and the conference was attend by 260 attendees representing 42 different countries.

NICE International in partnership with colleagues from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Thai Health Interventions and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), delivered a one-day pre-conference training on the principles of economic evaluation to more than 30 attendees using methodology developed in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Methods for Economic Evaluation Project. The training was delivered to participants with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

During the conference, NICE International participated in two high-level plenary sessions, and were joined on a multinational panel by colleagues from HITAP, Renmin University, and the Government of India to share experiences of priority-setting in different settings. NICE International shared the experiences of NICE as an established priority setting institution, arguing that robust and trusted priority setting institutions are a necessary component of Universal Health Coverage. Travel to the conference for NICE International staff and colleagues from Thailand, India and China was made possible by support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID)’s Health Partnership Scheme.