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

Published : October 25, 2020

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?

On October 8, 2020, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), in partnership with USAID, organized an event to launch “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

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