Solving the Unsolvable Challenges in Institutionalising Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Through South-South Knowledge Exchange
24th April 2019 09:00 ~ 10:20


• To provide a platform for knowledge exchange and foster future collaboration in the area of evidence-based priority
  setting in health policy.
• To identify and propose solutions to some common challenges faced by HTA agencies in various countries

Time Agenda Item Remarks
09:00 - 09:05 Part I: Panel session on country experiences
ADP Representative
Master of Ceremonies for Part I
09:05 - 09:20 Opening remarks: Benefit of south-south knowledge exchange
Dr Somsak Chunharas
09:20 - 09:30 Country presentation: Bhutan
Ms Deepika Adhikari, Essential Medicines and Technology Division, Ministry of Health, Bhutan
 Structure of the country presentations
• Background on country  health system
• Structure of HTA system
• Opportunities
• Key challenges
09:30 - 09:40 Country presentation: India
Dr Kavitha Rajsekar, Department of Health Research, India
09:40 - 09:50 Country presentation: Kenya
Dr Angela Kairu, Research Officer, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Program, Kenya
09:50 - 10:00 Country presentation: Zambia
Dr Peter Hangoma, University of Zambia, Zambia
10:00 - 10:20 Open discussion
Dr Somsak Chunharas
10:20 - 10:40 Break  
10:40 - 10:45 Part II: World café on key challenges
Dr Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai
Masters of Ceremonies for Part II
10:45 - 11:40 World café on key challenges:
• Challenge 1: Financing HTA works/organisation
• Challenge 2: building human resource capacity/human resource retention
• Challenge 3: securing stakeholders buy-in and linking HTA work to policy and practice
All participants
Three rounds of approx. 18 mins each: 2 mins for the hosts to introduce the table theme and 16 mins for discussion.
Table hosts: Dr Ryan Li, Juliet Eames, Saudamini Dabak, TaeYoung Kim, Manushi Sharma and Waranya Rattanavipapong
11.40 - 11.50 Reporting back from table hosts.
Dr Ryan Li, Juliet Eames, Saudamini Dabak, TaeYoung Kim, Manushi Sharma and Waranya Rattanavipapong
11:50 - 12:00 Closing remarks: Reflections on country challenges
Dr Suwit Wibulpolprasert