PAHO shares advances of the last decade in Health Technology Assessment in the Americas

Simposium Evaluación de tecnologías en India

Washington DC, March 15, 2023 (PAHO) - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) shared the advances of the last decade in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in the Region of the Americas at the International Symposium on Health Technology Assessment held on March 10, in India.

Alexandre Lemgruber, PAHO’s Health Technologies Management advisor, presented the activities and achievements of the Health Technology Assessment Network of the Americas (RedETSA) as an example to be implemented in other regions.

The Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare organized the symposium, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Global Development (CGD) with the theme "Affordability, availability and accessibility of health technologies through evidence generated by health technology assessment for universal health coverage.”

The event was attended inperson by approximately 250 participants, and the opening ceremony was joined by Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Honorable Vice President of India and Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health and Family Welfare.

Considering the interest in HTA and how it is being implemented in the Region, the WHO Country Office in India has requested the coordination of a mission to receive the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India at PAHO, which will be held in the upcoming months.

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