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NICE International began a two-year programme funded by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2013 working in:

Vietnam

Working with the Vietnam Health Economics Association (VHEA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to help strengthen HTA capacity and improve quality care through the development and application of locally adapted clinical practice pathways and accompanying quality standards in high priority non-communicable diseases.

Progress update - view our activity report to see detailed information of our work in Vietnam:

Projects

Scoping/project development

Read more about our work in Vietnam

Philippines

Focusing on strengthening priority setting methods and processes

Projects

Read more about our work in the Phillippines

Ghana

To raise awareness among stakeholders on the role and value of using evidence-based approaches in healthcare, decision making and priority setting, including performance monitoring.

Progress update - view our activity report to see detailed information of our work in Ghana:

Projects

Read more about our work in Ghana

Transforming Health Systems - Vietnam

NICE International began a two-year programme funded by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2013 with the Vietnam Health Economics Association (VHEA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, to help strengthen HTA capacity and improve quality care through the development and application of locally adapted clinical practice pathways and accompanying quality standards in high priority non-communicable diseases. NICE International will be providing technical assistance with building local capacity for the rational use of clinical guidelines through Quality Standards, review of methods and process of basic package design and update. This includes training and in evaluating clinical and cost effectiveness of medicines.

Timeline

March 2014

NICE International visited Hanoi for the Second Quality Standard Workshop for acute stroke care in hospitals in Vietnam

February 2014

Progress update: NICE International's work on provider payment reforms and improved quality in Vietnam

November 2013

NICE International is supporting Quality Standards for stroke, and HTA development in Vietnam

During 11 - 17 November, NICE International and partners visited Hanoi and delivered on key milestones for both the Quality Standards (QS) and Basic Package design/Health Technology Assessment (HTA) workstreams of the Rockefeller-funded Vietnam project. The team also visited hospitals in Hanoi and Ninh Binh province, meeting with managers and clinicians to gain first-hand understanding of the opportunities for improvement in stroke care, and more widely in payment mechanisms and healthcare delivery.

Health Minister Madame Nguyen Thi Kiem Tien has articulated the Ministry's continued commitment to partnership with NICE International in developing capacity for increased quality of care. Both the QS and HTA workstreams will inform the actions for improving existing clinical processes, using stroke as a starting point, with a view to broadening the application of evidence-informed priority-setting principles to other high-burden clinical areas in Vietnam.

October 2013

Health Minister Madame Tien visits NICE

July 2013

Vietnamese Ministry of Health visits NICE

May 2013

Francoise Cluzeau and Tommy Wilkinson delivered a two-day introductory course on Technology Appraisal, Clinical Guidelines/Pathways and Quality Standard in Hanoi.

Transforming Health Systems - Philippines

NICE International was awarded a 2-year grant, starting in 2013, by the Rockefeller Foundation. The focus will be on strengthening priority setting methods and processes in the Philippines. A scoping visit to the Philippines took place in December 2012 to explore possible areas of support. The visit identified a number of specific activities relating to vaccine evaluation techniques, Z-package optimisation and the processes and methods used by the Formulary Executive Committee (FEC) when making drug inclusion/exclusion decisions.

Timeline

October 2013

An introductory workshop on the application of HTA in priority setting was delivered in Manila on the 29-30 October, 2013.

September 2013

NICE International participated in a three-day training workshop in Tagatay, Philippines.

May 2013

Following the scoping visit NICE International (Francis Ruiz) and two representatives from HITAP (Dr Sripen Tantivess and Ms Waranya Rattanavipapong) visited Manila in March 2013

December 2012

A scoping visit to the Philippines took place in December 2012 to explore possible areas of support. The visit identified a number of specific activities relating to vaccine evaluation techniques, Z-package optimisation and the processes and methods used by the Formulary Executive Committee (FEC) when making drug inclusion/exclusion decisions.

Transforming Health Systems - Ghana

The Rockefeller Foundation has given funding to NICE International over the period 2012-2014, to support a series of initiatives with the Ministry of Health and associated agencies, including The National Health Insurance Agency (NHIA), The Ghana Health Service (GHS, the largest provider agency) and the Ghana National Drugs Programme. The key objective of this cooperation is to raise awareness among stakeholders in Ghana on the role and value of using evidence-based approaches in healthcare decision making and priority setting, including performance monitoring.

Timeline

February 2016

NICE International continuing engagement in Ghana through Priority Setting action plan

February 2014

Progress update - NICE International's work on priority setting/HTA and improved quality in Ghana

October 2013

From 29 October to 31 October, NICE International, together with colleagues from the Thai Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Programme (HITAP), and the World Bank, carried out a scoping visit in Accra, Ghana.