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: …

China Development Research Center of the State Council visit Imperial College to learn about the NHS

By Kalipso Chalkidou Nov. 2, 2016

“In October 2016, Imperial College’s Global Health and Development Group hosted, at the request of the FCO China, the National Development Research Center of the State Council and the China Development Research Foundation, to offer an overview of the NHS and the politics of the 2012 reforms. Alex Carter, health economist at IGHI and Nick Timmins, former Financial Times health correspondent …

Launch of UK supported Prosperity Fund project in Qingdao, China

By Francis Ruiz

On July 28th 2016, Francis Ruiz of the Global Health and Development group (GHD, formerly NICE International), participated in the launch of a UK supported Prosperity Fund project in Qingdao, China. The project, led by the China National Health Development Research Centre (CNHDRC), GHD’s key Chinese partner in an ongoing collaboration on health technology assessment (HTA), focuses on chronic disease …

Global Health and Development Group at EuroQol EQ-5D Symposium, Bandung, Indonesia

By Francis Ruiz Oct. 6, 2016

On Sept 8-9, 2016 Francis Ruiz participated in a two-day symposium centred around the recently developed iDSI Reference Case highlights the importance of using generic measures such as QALYs or Disability Adjusted Life Years since they offer comparability and consistency in decision-making. Work on developing the tariff was led by researchers based at Padjadjaran University in Bandung, Indonesia and Erasmus University, …

India HTA and topic selection workshops – reports now available

Oct. 5, 2016

At the direct request of the government of India, iDSI is providing hands-on, technical support to policy and decision makers to engage in more effective allocation of health resources through implementing a system of health technology assessment (HTA) in India. This mandate to establish an effective system of HTA through the creation of a medical technology advisory board (MTAB) was allocated to …

Dr Suwit Wibulpolprasert delivers inaugural Global Health and Development lecture at Imperial College

By Susie Colville Oct. 4, 2016

The newly formed Global Health and Development Group at Imperial College London welcomed Thai general practitioner and public health policy advocate, Dr Suwit Wibulpolprasert as the first guest speaker for a Global Health and Development lecture series, the first of its kind at the College. Dr Suwit spoke about the Thai experience of achieving universal access to affordable quality healthcare, outlining some of the challenges faced …

Global Health and Development Group (formerly the team at NICE International) now leading on iDSI from new home at Imperial College London

The iDSI team based at NICE International has moved to the Institute for Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. Now the Global Health and Development Group, Kalipso Chalkidou and her team will continue to lead on iDSI from their new home. Watch Lord Ara Darzi’s video message welcoming the team to Imperial College and read more about the move here.   For information about …