COVID-19 has been inevitably staying with us for almost a year and a half since the first outbreak. It induces us to seek for more knowledge in order to survive and control this harsh situation, not only from healthcare perspective but also economic and political ones. HTA is a great helping hand for this job, however; there are some elements that need to be adjusted to maximise pandemic control responses. Alongside the role of emergent disease control, HTA also helps China gain appropriate child leukemia medicine since off-label use of pediatric essential medicines were being practiced. To sum up this message, we are grateful to announce that the 9th HTAsiaLink Annual Conference is about to take place in October 11-13. The event is held online and on site in Bogor City, Indonesia.