Africa CDC is a specialised technical institution of the African Union established to support public health initiatives of Member States and strengthen the capacity of their public health institutions to detect, prevent, control, and respond quickly and effectively to disease threats. Africa CDC brings an African regional perspective to iDSI and plays an invaluable convening and collaboration role with partners across Africa.
Engaging in: Africa region
Center for Global Development (CGD)
Javier Guzman, 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: Mr Hongwei Yang, Deputy Director-General of CNHDRC
CNHDRC is a national research institution, which provides technical consultancy to health policymakers to further strengthen health policy research and better accommodate the needs of health development and reform. China Health Insurance Research Association (CHIRA) and NHDRC helped NHSA to select an HTA expert team to facilitate the 2021 annual amendment, which is a big step forward in HTA application in China. With the support of the UK FCDO, NHDRC and CHIRA also developed a rapid HTA guidance and a collection of evaluation methodologies including oncology drug evaluation guidance, cardiovascular drug evaluation guidance, and pediatric drug evaluation guidance to support the standardisation of methods necessary for building a coherent HTA to policy framework.
Engaging in: China
Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Inc.
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
Lead: Professor Andres Pichon-Riviere, Executive Director and Director of Health Technology Assessment and Economic Evaluations
IECS is an independent, non-for-profit organization devoted to research, education, and technical support. It is a leading institution in Latin America with regards to developing HTA reports and economic evaluations to study the impact and financial implications of the adoption of technologies on health care systems.
Engaging in: India
Lead: Professor Anna Vassall, Director of the Centre for Health Economics in London, Department of Global Health
The London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is a public research university based in London that specialises in public health and tropical medicine.
Engaging in: Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria
Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)
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
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Lead Shankar Prinja
Lead: Dr Rob Baltussen, leader of the research group on Global Health Priorities
Radboud is an international health systems research team based in the Netherlands, with a particular focus on health benefit package design. Its activities have led to the development of ‘evidence-informed deliberative processes’ which it implements in close collaboration with Ministries of Health in a number of countries, including Ghana, Iran, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Pakistan. Radboud together with CGD have been involved in co-creation of the newest knowledge product on HBP revisions as a part of Joint Learning Network (JLN).
KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KEMRI-WT)
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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