During this period of rapid change and transition with the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of evidence is increasingly important. A webinar series and corresponding toolkit can support country partners and researchers to continue growing in knowledge and understanding in this field despite the restrictions on travel and face-to-face support. The webinars, which were conducted between September to October 2020, focused on the following:
1) Identification and prioritisation of health technologies;
2) procurement of health technologies and price interventions; and,
3) implementation research and/or Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of delivery of services.
The primary audience were the Access and Delivery Partnership's target countries though it was open to all interested participants. As part of this collaboration is to support the development of evidence-informed systems for resource allocation in ADP focus countries as follows: - Indonesia: The University of Padjajaran (UNPAD) and HITAP, with ADP support and collaboration, are working through several phases to develop online materials (MOOCs) relevant to technical capacity development and knowledge exchange in HTA. These MOOCs are global public goods for low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to strengthen their HTA development. This is also an opportunity for HITAP and ADP to engage with focus countries even with limited travel opportunities during the era of COVID-19. - Ghana: HITAP in collaboration with ADP provide technical support through online materials (MOOCs) and following with series of consultations to identify national needs and priorities for institutionalising HTA at the national level. - Senegal: HITAP in collaboration with ADP and Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Studies (HIAS) provide technical support through online materials (MOOCs) and following with consultations as well as trainings to identify national needs and priorities for institutionalising HTA at the national level.
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