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Spotlight on: iDSI, Sida and CHAI session on health financing towards Universal Health Coverage at Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Oct. 31, 2018

At this year’s Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, iDSI collaborated with Sida and CHAI for the first time on convening a well-attended satellite session dedicated to health financing towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) – paving the way for more collaborations in future as we explore joint work across Sub Saharan Africa to support priority-setting for UHC. The session brought …

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7 key messages from the new iDSI report “Improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare services in Ghana through HTA”

By Mohamed Gad, Francis Ruiz, Kalipso Chalkidou Nov. 16, 2017

In Africa, the burden of communicable diseases, maternal and child morbidities and mortalities is fast shifting towards chronic non- communicable diseases, giving rise to a phenomenon known as “double burden of illness”. Given that few domestic resources are allocated to health, and externally provided funds are committed to siloed disease programmes, there is an urgent need to develop practical and …

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 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 …

New initiative to support priority setting for Universal Health Coverage

By Amanda Glassman Mar. 6, 2014

This is a joint post by Amanda Glassman, Kate McQueston and Jenny Ottenhoff, reproduced with permission of the Center for Global Development Universal health coverage (UHC) is now firmly on the global health agenda, and carries with it the ambitious goal of providing “access to key promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health interventions for all at an affordable cost.”  So where do we start?  …