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WHO reports decreased local spending on health in presence of donor aid – so what does this mean?

By Laura Downey, Alec Morton, Kalipso Chalkidou Jul. 27, 2017

Over the past decade there has been a noticeable shift in global health analyses from a macro focus on achievement of key metrics such as the Millennium (now Sustainable) Development Goals, to micro-level scrutiny of discrete aspects of health system functioning. One recent example is the WHO report “towards UHC – thinking public”, published online recently. This report explores the …

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 …

HTA Workshop Indonesia 25 – 29 April 2016

By Saudamini Dabak, Karlena Luz Apr. 14, 2016

The Ministry of Health, Indonesia, and the WHO, with support from the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI), are organising a workshop titled “Health and the Wealth of Evidence: Using Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for Priority Setting in Indonesia” from 25th to 29th April, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia. During the workshop, participants will learn about how to conduct HTA, how evidence is used for making policy decisions and how HTA …

HTA meetings at the World Health Organisation

Nov. 2, 2015

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 (HITA) and plans for enhancing the role …

HTA development in Indonesia 2014 – 2015

Oct. 1, 2015

NICE hosts senior delegation from Indonesia September 2015 From 28 – 30 September 2015, NICE hosted a delegation of senior health policy makers and academics from Indonesia on a 3-day study visit. The delegation was led by Dr Untung Suseno Sutarjo, Secretary General, Ministry of Health of Indonesia. The aim of the study visit was for the delegates to learn …

NICE International visits Geneva

Apr. 2, 2015

April 2015 NICE International visited Geneva to meet with senior colleagues from UNITAID, the Global Fund and GAVI. During the meetings, we discussed the importance of demonstrating value for money of investment at both the central and national levels, especially as an increasing number of countries are transitioning to a less donor-dependent status. A growing number of countries are requesting …

Cuban medical education: The cat that couldn’t bark?

Shah Ibrahim Mar. 17, 2015

The award of almost 200 free scholarships to enable students from United States of America to study medicine in Cuba came as quite a surprise at an All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health meeting on 4 March 2015, chaired by Lord Crisp, titled ‘Potential Lessons for Primary Care Emerging from the Cuban Model of Medical Education’.  Surely the USA’s …

WHO Eastern Medditeranean Regional Office meeting

Dec. 2, 2014

December 2014 Members of NICE International, at the request of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) attended as expert advisers to the second inter-country meeting on Health Technology Assessment (HTA), held in Cairo, Egypt. We had the opportunity to present the governance and evidence collection processes within NICE, and to discuss and share experience with colleagues from across the …