Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) based at The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, in collaboration with Africa Health Technology Assessment Network (AfroHTA) and Africa Health Economics Association (AFEA), hosted a webinar on African country experiences with institutionalizing Health Technology Assessment (HTA).
HTA is an approach to evidence-based priority setting to provide a mechanism for making choices about purchasing decisions in the health system.
The webinar hosted panellists from different countries and institutions and drew participants from across the globe. The webinar session included a presentation on factors affecting the institutionalization of HTA and experiences from Kenya and Egypt in the institutionalization of HTA. Lessons were drawn on how countries have structured their systems to implement HTA and how they used HTA to strike a balance between competing priorities areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. The session also provided a platform to discuss ways to bridge the disconnect existing in many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) on implementing UHC and institutionalizing HTA.