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Title: Addressing Challenges in Health Technology Assessment Institutionalization for Furtherance of Universal Health Coverage Through South-South Knowledge Exchange: Lessons From Bhutan, Kenya, Thailand, and Zambia
Authors: Kim, T.
Sharma, M.
Teerawattananon Yot 
Oh, C.
Ong, L.
Hangoma, P.
Adhikari, D.
Pempa, P.
Kairu, A.
Orangi, S.
Dabak, S.V.
Keywords: health technology assessment
low- and middle-income countries
public health policy
South-South knowledge exchange
universal health coverage
Issue Date: 1-May-2021
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Citation: Kim, T., Sharma, M., Teerawattananon Yot, Oh, C., Ong, L., Hangoma, P., Adhikari, D., Pempa, P., Kairu, A., Orangi, S., Dabak, S.V. (2021-05-01). Addressing Challenges in Health Technology Assessment Institutionalization for Furtherance of Universal Health Coverage Through South-South Knowledge Exchange: Lessons From Bhutan, Kenya, Thailand, and Zambia. Value in Health Regional Issues 24 : 187-192. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vhri.2020.12.011
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Health Technology Assessment (HTA), a tool for priority setting, has emerged as a means of ensuring the sustainability of a Universal Health Coverage (UHC) system. However, setting up an effective HTA system poses multiple challenges and knowledge exchange can play a crucial role in helping countries achieve their UHC targets. This article reports the results of the discussion during a preconference session at the 2019 HTAsiaLink Conference, an annual gathering of HTA agencies in Asia, which supports knowledge transfer and exchange among HTA practitioners. As part of this discourse, 3 main HTA challenges were identified based on experiences of selected countries in Asia and Africa, namely Bhutan, Kenya, Thailand, and Zambia: availability of funding, building technical capacity, and achieving buy-in among stakeholders for successful translation of HTA research into UHC policy. The potential solutions identified through this South-South engagement included establishing a legal mandate for HTA, building local technical capacity through partnerships and enhancing strategic communication with stakeholders to increase awareness, among others. South-South Knowledge Exchange can therefore be instrumental in sharing lessons learned from common challenges and offer potential solutions to address capacity building initiatives for HTA in LMICs. © 2021 ISPOR–The professional society for health economics and outcomes research
Source Title: Value in Health Regional Issues
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/232611
ISSN: 2212-1099
DOI: 10.1016/j.vhri.2020.12.011
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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