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Center for Global Development (CGD)

Leads
Kalipso Chalkidou, Director of Global Health Policy Senior Fellow
Amanda Glassman, Chief Operating Officer

CGD is a founding core partner and leads iDSI as the main grantholder. As a global think-and-do-tank, CGD works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community to make the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place for us all. CGD created the iDSI flagship What’s In, What’s Out guide to health benefits package design and in 2012 published the Priority-Setting Institutions for Global Health report which laid the foundations for iDSI.

Engaging in: India

China National Health Development Research Center (CNHDRC)

Lead
Kun Zhao, Director of the Health Policy and Technology Assessment Division

A central government thinktank and designated national HTA Center in China, CNHDRC has established a HTA network of 33 provincial authorities and is a driving force behind domestic healthcare reforms as well as a valuable source of experience for other iDSI partner countries.

Engaging in: China

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Inc.

Lead
Raphael Hurley, Senior Director, Health Financing

CHAI is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector to create and sustain high quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance.

CHAI works on request of governments to support the implementation of tax and insurance-financed reforms health financing reforms toward Universal Health Coverage, and to build institutional capacity to mobilise funds and maximize limited resources. With offices across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean, CHAI strengthens iDSI’s ability to provide responsive and on-the-ground support to policymakers on health financing and priority setting. This work is funded in part by Sida’s regional team for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

Engaging in: South Africa, Zambia, India, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Malawi, Eswatini

Global Health and Development Group (GHD), Imperial College London

Lead
Kalipso Chalkidou, Director

GHD (formerly the iDSI team at NICE International), a founding core partner of iDSI, has over 10 years’ track record of providing technical assistance to low- and middle-income country governments on priority-setting and health technology assessment. It houses the current iDSI Secretariat responsible for overseeing the grant and network. GHD is based within the School of Public Health, Imperial College London.

Engaging in: Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, India, China, Philippines 

Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP)

Lead
Yot Teerawattananon, Founding Leader

HITAP is an iDSI founding core partner and member of the Asia HTA Consortium. As our South-East Asian regional hub, the Consortium has real experience of implementing evidence-based priority-setting for Thailand’s Universal Coverage programme through HITAP and a strong track record of convening and influencing government and academic partners across Asia.

Engaging in: Indonesia, Philippines, Kenya 

National Health Foundation, Thailand

Lead
Dr Somsak Chunharas, Secretary General; former Deputy Minister of Public Health, Thailand

The National Health Foundation, Thailand is an iDSI core partner and leads the Asia HTA Consortium. As our South-East Asian regional hub, the Consortium has real experience of implementing evidence-based priority-setting for Thailand’s Universal Coverage programme and a strong track record of convening and influencing government and academic partners across Asia.

Engaging in: Kenya 

Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

Lead
Trygve Ottersen, Director, Health Services

NIPH is a government agency under the Ministry of Health and Care Services and acts as the Norwegian government’s agency conducting systematic reviews and health technology assessment (HTA). The Cluster for Global Health is supporting Norwegian efforts towards realising UHC and Sustainable Development Goal 3.8 across the globe, and as part of iDSI is contributing HTA policy and capacity-building expertise in Ghana.

Engaging in: Ghana

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH), National University of Singapore

The Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH), National University of Singapore, is part of the Asia HTA Consortium. As our South-East Asian regional hub, the Asia HTA Consortium has a strong track record of convening and influencing government and academic partners across Asia, with the SSHSPH contributing its particular academic expertise in the development iDSI knowledge products including on strategic purchasing and real-world evidence.

KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KEMRI-WT)

Lead

Edwine Barasa, Director, Nairobi Programme 

KEMRI-WT is a collaborative programme between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the University of Oxford, and the Wellcome Trust. The programme’s Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) conducts research spanning economic evaluation, health financing, and broader health systems and policy research. The programme is a trusted advisor to the Ministry of Health on health reforms. KEMRI-WT will provide iDSI support and capacity-building to Kenya and the broader region.   

Engaging in: Kenya

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