Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in Indonesia with approximately 28,000 patients diagnosed each year. Without population-based screening, patients are often treated when they reach the...

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Should high-cost bevacizumab be used for metastatic-colorectal cancer (mCRC) treatment in JKN in Indonesia?

National lists of essential medicines lay out the medicines needed to meet each country’s top health priorities....

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Collaborating for cost-effective medicine use in Tanzania

India is home to 69 million people with type-2 diabetes. A serious complication of the disease is foot ulcers, which significantly increase a patient’s risk of amputation and death as well as financial burden....

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Implementing diabetic foot quality standards in primary care in Mumbai

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is one approach countries can take to prioritise health services in a systematic and transparent way. iDSI has traced the origins of HTA in China, from its introduction to...

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21.01

The evolution of Health Technology Assessment in China

Financing, political support and a clear strategic vision are key drivers of the realisation of Universal Health Coverage. As Ghana moves away from development assistance, iDSI traced Ghana’s path towards UHC...

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Progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Ghana

Smart decisions about healthcare spending are vital to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, where resources are incredibly constrained and every dollar spent is often literally a life or death decision....

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21.01

PRICELESS South Africa: A Regional iDSI Hub for Sub-Saharan Africa

Almost every diabetic patient in Indonesia that requires insulin to control their blood sugar is treated with the newer generation insulin analogue, despite internationally recognized guidance that low and...

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21.01

Health Technology Assessment on Insulin Analogue as Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes in Indonesia

Using Health Technology Assessment to address inefficient and unequal use of Nilotinib across Indonesia...

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21.01

Using Health Technology Assessment to address inefficient and unequal use of Nilotinib across Indonesia

The essential component of a successful universal health coverage program...

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21.01

Designing the Health Benefits Package: the essential component of a successful Universal Health Coverage program

Information is the only block among the six health systems building blocks that comprehensively describes the other five blocks of health service delivery, workforce, financing, medicine and technology and...

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Health Management Information Systems for Universal Health Coverage

The World Health Organization in 1978 (WHO 1978) advocated for primary health care (PHC) as a strategy to achieve Health For All (HFA) by the year 2000....

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Primary Health Care: The building block of Universal Health Coverage

Universal health coverage (UHC) aims to “ensure that all people can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, and that these are of sufficient...

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Promoting Healthcare Quality for effective UHC: Thailand’s Trajectory