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New approaches to priority setting – health technology assessment in Indonesia

By Aziza Mwisongo On 03 Oct 2016 Read 1585

The development of new health technologies is frequently mismatched with their introduction and adaptation within health systems. This may be due to a lack of structured, evidenced-based approaches that are designed to align these three critical areas. Where new technologies are introduced, their su...

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Strengthening the prevention of neglected tropical diseases in Tanzania

By Fay Venegas On 05 Sep 2016 Read 1717

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are 18 communicable diseases identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) which affect an estimated 1.7 billion people globally, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. The impact of NTDs on communities is devastating, often resulting in life-long physical...

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Ghana’s Minister of Health applauds the ADP’s support in the development of the National Medicines Policy

By Belynda Amankwa On 24 Aug 2016 Read 1264

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Ghana has recently developed the third edition of the National Medicines Policy (NMP), which expresses the government’s commitment towards “the goal of ensuring universal access to affordable essential medicines of assured quality to all people of Ghana”. It enc...

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Cross-sectoral and policy coherence needed to achieve national public health goals in Tanzania

By Dr. Hassan Mshinda & Dr. Henry Irunde On 22 Apr 2016 Read 1732

On 22-23 March 2016, the consultation on “Policy Coherence on Improving Health Technology Access and Delivery”was co-convened by the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOH-CDGEC); the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), and the...

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Health innovations do not miraculously reach people in need

By Dr. Tim France On 18 Feb 2016 Read 1370

The Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP) is a Government of Japan-supported collaboration between UNDP, WHO/TDR and PATH. It supports low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to strengthen their capacity to improve access to, and delivery of, new health technologies for TB, malaria and neglect...

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