Prof Jo Lord and Dr Kalipso Chalikidou visit Ghana to continue work on optimising hypertension care pathway

By Kalipso Chalkidou , Prof. Jo Lord Apr. 6, 2017

The Global Health and Development group at Imperial College London (formerly NICE International) has worked with the Ghanaian authorities, under the leadership of the country’s Ministry of Health for a number of years, with support from the UK’s Department for International Development and more recently the Rockefeller Foundation and PATH under ADP. Since the last visit in April 2016 at which …

Global Health and Development Group (formerly the team at NICE International) now leading on iDSI from new home at Imperial College London

Oct. 4, 2016

The iDSI team based at NICE International has moved to the Institute for Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. Now the Global Health and Development Group, Kalipso Chalkidou and her team will continue to lead on iDSI from their new home. Watch Lord Ara Darzi’s video message welcoming the team to Imperial College and read more about the move here.   For information about …

Postgraduate scholarship opportunity for Indonesian/Vietnamese applicants: Health Policy & Technology Assessment Program, Mahidol University

By Alia Luz, Saudamini Dabak Aug. 4, 2016

We are excited to announce that HITAP will be providing a Masters/PhD scholarship to promising Indonesian (1) and Vietnamese (1) citizens to the Health Policy & Technology Assessment Program in the Mahidol University’s Graduate School of Pharmacy, Bangkok, Thailand, in the school year 2017! The program covers the use of health technology assessments (HTA) for policy, and is the first of …

NICE International Annual Review 2015

By Else Krajenbrink Jul. 4, 2016

NICE International has published its Annual Review 2015. The Annual Review provides an overview and update of all the activities undertaken by iDSI core partner NICE International in 2015, with a short summary of all activities in each of the countries we operate in. You can find an electronic copy of the review here  and hard copies will be available during events.   …

Renmin University Hosts Summit on Health Care Reform

Jun. 13, 2016

On 5th June, Kalipso Chalkidou and David Haslam from NICE joined colleagues at Renmin University in Beijing for their sixth summit on National Health Care Reform and Development as part of a longstanding collaboration between the two organisations. The theme of this year’s summit was “Development and Reform of Public Hospitals & Management of Health Service Technology.” Read more about this year’s summit here.

PMAC 2016 report published

By Susie Colville May. 13, 2016

The Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2016 report is now available to download from the PMAC website, along with the program, and materials from the plenaries and panels. The theme for this year’s conference was Priority Setting for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Discussion focused on how countries can make “better decisions about priorities in the context of UHC, regardless of how rich …

New report highlights role of social enterprise in sustainable development

Susie Colville Mar. 29, 2016

A report by Social Enterprise UK highlights the important role that social enterprise can play in tackling the challenges set by the Sustainable Development Goals. The report argues that the role of business with a social purpose should not be understated in our pursuit of more equitable and sustainable development.    

Ministry of Health of India publishes drafts of the first National Standard Treatment Guidelines online for public consultation

By Laura Downey Feb. 18, 2016

As part of a programme of work outline in the MoU signed between NICE international and the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), NICE international have been providing technical support to the National Health Systems Resource centre (NHSRC) to develop standard treatment guidelines (STG’s) in 10 key clinical areas, including non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, and respiratory disease. Development …

International Decision Support Initiative awarded US$12.8m grant from the Gates Foundation

Jan. 30, 2016

In January 2016, the international Decision Support Initiative (iDSI, www.idsihealth.org) launches Phase 2 with an award of US$12.8 million (£8.9 million) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This represents a major single investment by the Foundation dedicated to making better decisions for better health, and a significant commitment by the Foundation and iDSI partners worldwide to enacting the Bangkok Statement …