The Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) is carrying out a survey to understand the role of health technology assessment (HTA) to inform coverage decisions in low- and middle-income countries. Whereas the survey received good responses from the Asian region, the Gates Foundation is equally interested in the perspectives of African and Latin American countries. It is for this reason that, as an AfHEA member, you are kindly requested to fill in the survey in the link below. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete.
The AfHEA secretariat is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Third African Health Economics and Policy Association conference in Nairobi.
The AfHEA training on Universal Health Coverage is a core Programme of the Association's Business plan. It targets Ministries of Health and related Government agencies, local research bodies or other related national or regional organizations that need skills in the training on UHC but do not currently have sucient capacities to undertake in-house technical analysis in this area or have such capacities available locally to them. The content of the trainings is based on priorities dened by targeted actors and reported after a wide survey in 19 African countries and 3 regional institutions . It comprises:
We now have just over a month to go for the conference and our partners in Kenya. especially the venue hotel, have asked for the participants' list by March 1st in order to facilitate their logistics arrangements. We are therefore asking all who are intending to come to the conference to fill in and return their registration forms by Feb 28 at the latest. This includes those who are still awaiting funding, it would suffice to indicate that you are awaiting a funding decision at this point. Forms can be found at our web site, www.afhea.org. Registration is mandatory for everyone attending the conference.
Those who register after Feb 28 may still be considered, but we would not be able to guarantee this.
We are pleased to announce that the agenda is now ready. You can download the draft outline of the agenda or see details online. Note however that the Agenda is tentative and might change. Please regularly visit the website for recent updates.
We would like to announce that two of the hotels initially reserved for the conference - KUCC and KSMS - are no longer available to us. The KSMS is closed down for renovations while the major road leading to KUCC has also been closed off due to road construction works. We have another option, the Sunstar hotel (see the revised registration form), which is very close to Safari Park Hotel and whose rates are also pocket-friendly.
Following additional discussions with another of our conference funding partners, AfHEA is pleased to announce the reduction of the costs of attending the Nairobi Conference. The new costs are as follows: