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60 seconds with… Patric Landin

By Madeleine Stewart Oct. 2, 2018

iDSI caught up with Patric Landin, regional advisor for Sida’s (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights team, ahead of the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR) in Liverpool next week. A HSR 2018 satellite session, which will focus on health financing towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC), has received funding from Sida, working on behalf …

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60 seconds with…Dr Yogan Pillay

By Madeleine Stewart Sep. 26, 2018

iDSI caught up with Dr Yogan Pillay, Deputy Director-General for Communicable and Non-communicable Disease, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation in the National Department of Health in South Africa, ahead of the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR) symposium in Liverpool next month. 1. You are a panel member in the sub-session, ‘Design of Health Benefit Packages’ during the HSR 2018 …

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60 seconds with… Dr Justice Nonvignon

By Madeleine Stewart Sep. 14, 2018

iDSI caught up with Dr Justice Nonvignon, a senior lecturer and health economist at the University of Ghana, ahead of a special event in Accra later this month that focuses on sustainable policies for effective resource allocation in Africa. As part of the two-day event, Justice will lead on a workshop session highlighting international case studies of Health Technology Assessment …

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A Policy Dialogue on Designing and Implementing a Health Services Package for South Africa – March 2017, South Africa

Kim Macquilkan, Tommy Wilkinson Dec. 11, 2017

The South African government’s vision for 2030 is to provide quality health care for all. In alignment with this vision, South Africa is on a path towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the National Department of Health (NDoH) released a White Paper in December 2015 on a National Health Insurance (NHI) for South Africa, subsequently updated in June 2017. In …

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Implementing a sugar tax in South Africa

By Claire Turner Jun. 13, 2017

Why should South Africa welcome a sugar tax? Professor Karen Hofman explains how a sugary beverage tax could reduce diabetes and obesity in South Africa in her recent lecture at Imperial College London. As part of a Global Health & Development lecture, Professor Karen Hofman discussed the research evidence that informed the tax on sugary beverages in South Africa, to …

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: …

PRICELESS-SA are looking to recruit a new Technical Advisor

Jun. 6, 2016

iDSI Core Partner PRICELESS-SA are looking for a new Technical Advisor to join their team in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Technical Advisor will be a key member of the PRICELESS team and central to the successful delivery of the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) sub-Saharan Africa Programme. Please click here to download the Job description. To apply, please forward your CV …

Workshop Maternal health Quality Standards in the South African Context

Else Krajenbrink Apr. 15, 2016

Maternal Health is a major health priority in South Africa. The National Department of Health’s National Maternity Guidelines provide a comprehensive guide to all aspects of maternity care, from early prenatal care, acute management of delivery and post-partum care. It is expected that adherence to the guidelines would have substantial impact on maternal and new-born outcomes, however, nationally consistent implementation …