Translating HTA into Policy and Practice: Setting a Path to Self Reliance

October 8, 2020 - 8:00am - 9:30am

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Countries around the world have committed to moving toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC). However, many struggle to meet the health needs and demands of their populations due to limited and inefficient allocation of resources. Faced with this gap between needs and resources, how can countries ensure efficient and equal health care for their people? 

To help answer this question, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), in partnership with USAID, invites you to the launch of "A Roadmap for Systematic Priority Setting and Health Technology Assessment (HTA).” The HTA Roadmap serves as a practical guide for policy action in low- and middle-income countries to successfully implement HTA for priority setting, and paves a road to a journey to sustainable UHC and self-reliance.  

Developed by MSH and the USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program, with contributions from global experts in the HTA field, this roadmap is for policymakers, donors, and implementing partners interested in applying HTA for:

  • systematic priority setting to support resource allocation decisions

  • identifying best-buy interventions in essential medicines lists

  • supporting the design of health benefits packages

  • assessing the value of public health interventions

  • designing investment cases for donors in different disease areas 


Join our Roadmap launch event on October 8th, 8-9:30 AM EST,  led by a panel of women leaders from HTA organizations worldwide, including:

  • Oresta Piniazhko, Director, HTA Department, Ukraine’s State Expert Center 

  • Adriana Robayo Garcia, Executive Director, Institute of Health Technology Assessment (IETS), Colombia

  • Li Ying (Grace) Huang, Director, HTA Division, Taiwan’s Center for Drug Evaluation, and International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) Board Director

  • Ndinda Kusu, Project Director, MSH, and Country Project Director, USAID MTaPS Program, Kenya


With opening remarks by:

  • Daniel H. Kress, Vice President for Global Health Systems Innovation, MSH

  • Scott Stewart, Senior Health Economist, USAID


And remarks from Roadmap authors:

  • Hector E. Castro J., Senior Technical Director, MSH and Health Financing, Technologies, Data & Impact Lead, USAID MTaPS Program

  • Christian Suharlim, Senior Technical Advisor in Pharmaceutical Economics and HTA, MSH 

  • Ritu Kumar, Practice Area Lead for HTA and Market Dynamics, MSH


A Roadmap for Systematic Priority Setting and Health Technology Assessment (HTA): A Practical Guide for Policy Action in Low- And Middle-Income Countries was developed by MSH and the USAID MTaPS Program, with contributions from subject experts from Fudan University, University of Washington, the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment, OSTEBA - Basque Office for HTA, Health Technology Assessment International, the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health at Tufts Medical Center, Radboud University Medical Centre, York University, the Center for Global Development, and Imperial College London.



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