About the Theme

Universal health coverage (UHC) is not only to be made available but also sustainable and every country is now thinking about how to make both happen. Health technology assessment (HTA) is one of the helping tools, which is increasingly used in both resource-rich and poor settings.

But there are many factors to consider when using HTA, so exchanging experience and learning from other countries can be very useful.

About the Programme

This programme is designed for senior policy-makers and HTA researchers who would like to know more how to make HTA work better to enhance UHC in their countries. The policy-makers and the researchers will be paired to work together not only during the programme period, but also long-term post-programme.

The attendance to this programme is by invitation only.

You Will Learn Through

Panel discussion

Case studies on high-cost care

Role-playing session

Site visits to see HTA in action

Session Outlines

The sessions are designed to be centered around UHC and the use of HTA for different purposes and in different settings.

Priority setting in UHC: Applications of HTA for UHC

Learn what are the experiences, challenges and opportunities in using HTA and economic evidence to inform UHC



Ensuring effectiveness, equity, and sustainability of UHC

Explore the impact of epidemiological, economic and demographic transitions on UHC and challenges countries faced

Experiences of institutionalising HTA systems

Both political commitment and strong technical capacity are important. Learn from experienced speakers how these interact

Role of hospital-based HTA

Discuss potential role of HTA at hospital level, including their pros and cons from different perspectives


Our Experts

International and renown experts you will learn with are from

  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Imperial College London
  • Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP)
  • Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
  • National Health Security Office, Thailand
  • NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

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