African Health Economics and Policy Association International Scientific conference

Aug. 1, 2014

African Health Economics and Policy Association International Scientific conference  In March 2014 Thomas Wilkinson, Adviser (Health Economics), NICE International, attended the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) International Scientific conference in Nairobi, Kenya. 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. …

Georgia

Clinical guideline development in Georgia Georgian clinical guideline launched February 2011 On 24 February the Georgian Ministry of Labour Health and Social Affairs (MOLHSA) launched the Georgian Clinical guideline on the diagnosis and initial management of acute stroke & transient ischaemic attack (TIA). The event was introduced by the deputy Minister Mr. David Lomidze and Director of Health Dr. Rusudan Rukhadze.. …

The origins of iDSI

Jun. 3, 2014

NICE International launches the International Decision Support Initiative In November 2013, NICE International launched the international Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) to support low and middle income governments in making resource allocation decisions for healthcare. Dr Kalipso Chalkidou, Director, NICE international said, “We are delighted to be part of the iDSI, a unique platform for engaging with and responding to the …

Using evidence to inform policy and practice in healthcare in Jordan

Sep. 2, 2013

 In March 2009, the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), with the support of the World Bank, run a three-day technical workshop and strategic policy meeting for senior Jordanian health policy makers. The aim of this event was to provide an outline of the basic principles and methods for health technology assessment (HTA) and best clinical practice …

Ecuador

Aug. 1, 2013

NICE International meets with Ecuadorian policy makers in Quito  March 2013 NICE International, at the invitation of ENFARMA, the national drugs company of Ecuador, and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, met with Ecuadorian policy makers, including the Ministry of Health and the Ministry for Coordination of public programmes, over two days in Quito. We shared experiences in relation to quality standards and …

NICE international in India (2008 – 2012)

Dec. 11, 2012

Fifth Forum of Government Sponsored Health Insurance Schemes in India December 2012 In partnership with the World Bank India health team, NICE International took part in the forum of Government Sponsored Health Insurance Schemes. This fifth forum looked at mainstreaming quality in the context of the Joint Learning Network. High level policy makers, government officials and health insurance and providers …

Supporting the evaluation of Clinical Pathways in rural China

Aug. 24, 2012

NICE International (NI) has been actively involved in the Chinese Rural Health Reforms since 2009. Its main counterpart in China is the China National Health Development and Research Centre (CNHDRC), a policy think-tank part of the Ministry of Health, which has over the years been leading on policy-orientated research projects of health strategy and health system reform; academic-based research of …

Switzerland

Aug. 1, 0201

HTA meetings at the World Health Organisation  November 2015  Kalipso Chalkidou represented NICE International at a WHO-convened meeting on Health Technology Assessment at the Geneva HQ of WHO.  Representatives from across WHO and institutions from high and low and middle income countries from around the world discussed progress towards the World Health Assembly Resolution on Health Intervention and Technology Assessment …