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Balancing budgets and coverage on the road to determining Health Benefit Packages: iDSI hosts three major events bringing together policy-makers from around the world

By Madeleine Stewart Nov. 12, 2018

Although needs and available resources will undoubtedly differ by country, many face similar challenges on the road to determining an essential package of health benefits as part of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). As part of three recent events, which saw hundreds working in health policy gather in Accra, Liverpool and London, iDSI sought to delve into important factors that guide …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Launch of UK supported Prosperity Fund project in Qingdao, China

By Francis Ruiz Nov. 2, 2016

On July 28th 2016, Francis Ruiz of the Global Health and Development group (GHD, formerly NICE International), participated in the launch of a UK supported Prosperity Fund project in Qingdao, China. The project, led by the China National Health Development Research Centre (CNHDRC), GHD’s key Chinese partner in an ongoing collaboration on health technology assessment (HTA), focuses on chronic disease …

Global Health and Development Group at EuroQol EQ-5D Symposium, Bandung, Indonesia

By Francis Ruiz Oct. 6, 2016

On Sept 8-9, 2016 Francis Ruiz participated in a two-day symposium centred around the recently developed iDSI Reference Case highlights the importance of using generic measures such as QALYs or Disability Adjusted Life Years since they offer comparability and consistency in decision-making. Work on developing the tariff was led by researchers based at Padjadjaran University in Bandung, Indonesia and Erasmus University, …

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 …