A series of events to support the China Health Policy & Technology Assessment Network, led by CNHDRC, the iDSI China HTA hub

Johanna Habicht, University College of London Mar. 10, 2017

17th, 21st-22nd  February 2017, China National Health Development Research Centre (CNHDRC) and Global Health and Development Group (GHD), Imperial College London organised a series of events in Xiamen which further illustrate China’s ongoing commitment to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of its health services. The first day started with the dissemination meeting of a project supported by the UK Prosperity Fund. The …

Health Policy Evaluation and Technology Assessment Network Meetings in Xiamen, China – New horizons for international cooperation in evidence informed policy making

By Mohamed Gad

2017 February 17th – 21st, Building on the launch of China Health Policy and Technology Assessment Network last December, China National Health Development Research Center (CNHDRC) hosted a series of events in Xiamen, China – marking the network’s consistent progress towards evidence-informed healthcare in China as well as building capacities for China’s HTA network. Kalipso Chalkidou, Reetan Patel, & Mohamed Gad …

DHR,Government of India, travel to Thailand for HTA study tour

By Laura Downey , Kavitha Rajshekar Feb. 8, 2017

The Government of India is committed to extend healthcare services to its 1.25 billion population as part of India’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) agenda. The Medical Technology Assessment Board (MTAB) to be set as a part of Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare aims to reduce the cost and variations in patient care, expenditure on medical …

Building capacity to use evidence for UHC in Vietnam

By Ryan Li Feb. 6, 2017

With thanks to Waranya Rattanavipapong, HITAP Better policymaking for universal health coverage (UHC) requires different actors in the health system to have the right capacities to generate and use evidence. Led by HITAP, in Vietnam iDSI has been supporting the Health Strategy and Policy Institute (HSPI), a technical unit under the Ministry of Health, to build capacity for generating policy-relevant …

iDSI South-South Knowledge Sharing Workshops – Johannesburg, South Africa

By Francis Ruiz Dec. 21, 2016

In November 2016, the Global Health and Development Group (GHDG), Imperial College London and the PRICELESS team at Wits University organised a three-day workshop on HTA in Johannesburg. Day 1 was opened by Francis Ruiz of GHDG and Prof. Karen Hofman of PRICELESS and focused on sharing experiences of the use of evidence in policy making in different country contexts: …

Launch of China Health Policy and Technology Assessment Network under auspices of NHFPC

By Kalipso Chalkidou Dec. 6, 2016

Health Policy Technology Assessment China 6th December marked the launch of the China Health Technology Assessment hub to which Kalipso Chalkidou, Director Global Health and Development Group (GHD), was invited, representing iDSI and Imperial College London. Kalipso presented on the value of HTA as a means of managing expenditure and ensuring investment is made in those technologies and interventions most likely to benefit large numbers of those in …

FCO People to People Dialogue and the Prosperity Fund

By Kalipso Chalkidou

On 5 Dec, Kalipso Chalkidou, Director of the Global Health and Development Group (GHD), represented Imperial group at the 4th People to People dialogue in Beijing, convened by Vice Minister Cui Li from the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China, and the UK’s Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt. Healthy ageing, improving quality of care and …

Global Health and Development Participation 10th China Heath Technology Assessment Forum

By Kalipso Chalkidou Nov. 14, 2016

In November 2016, Kalipso Chalkidou participated in the 10th China HTA Forum at Hangzhou in SE China, under the auspices of Fudan University and with support from the China Medical Board. The Forum, attended by 300 delegates from academia, provincial and central administration and the international HTA community, was an opportunity to share experiences and commit to institutional partnerships including …

Workshop on reimbursement mechanisms to achieve UHC – organised by the World Health Organisation and international Decision Support Initiative

By Else Krajenbrink Nov. 10, 2016

On the 13thJuly 2016, Kalipso Chalkidou and Else Krajenbrink (GHD), Amanda Glassman (CGD), Karen Hofman (PRICELESS) and Yot Teerawattananon and Waranya Rattanavipapong (HITAP) participated in a WHO and iDSI co-hosted workshop in Geneva, Switzerland. The 3 day workshop aimed to cope out the content and process for developing guidance on HTA as a tool for reimbursement decisions to establish Universal …

Chinese Delegation visit and MoU signing – CNHDRC and Imperial College

By Else Krajenbrink Nov. 3, 2016

In October 2016, a delegation of 25 high level officials from the China National Health and Development Research Center (CNHDRC) and the National Health and Family Planning Committee (NHFPC) visited Imperial College to learn about the NHS, integrated care and health innovations. The visit was hosted by the Global Health and Development Group (GHD, former NICE International). The delegation received talks from …