The topic of HTA in Kenya was the focal point of the meeting held on February 6 in Nairobi, Kenya, organized by the Chapter in cooperation with the Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (KAPI) and Roche Kenya. As a result important stakeholders were identified and the implementation framework for HTA process was agreed as the topic for the next phase of discussions.
ISPOR Kenya Chapter is organizing the 2nd Chapter Annual Meeting to be held on 14 July 2017 at Kenya Medical Training College, Kisii County.
Dr. Dominic Mogere, President of the ISPOR Kenya Chapter is extending the invitation for the meeting to all ISPOR Kenya Chapter Members (the invitational letter and the programme of the meeting are attached).
During the meeting, Dr. Mogere will introduce the new ISPOR Regional Chapter Constitution and ISPOR Regional Chapter Affiliation Agreement to all ISPOR Kenya members for their information and discussion.
The programme includes the brief reports from ISPOR Kenya members who have participated in the past ISPOR International Meetings held in US. Dr. Mogere will present a report about chapter's ongoing actiivties as well as will communicate about the elections of the new chapter officials.
Brief reports on the Health Bill 2014/2015 anf the role of ISPOR Kenya Chapter in operationalizing HTA in Kenya, donation and distribution of books to Partner institutions will be introduced during the meeting.
Outgoing ISPOR Kenya Chapter officials will give a warm welcome to the newcoming leadership. (Report from ISPOR Kenya Chapter).
The "HTA & Health Economics in Kenya" workshop, held on July 29, 2015 in Fairview Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, laid grounds for HTA capacity building in Africa. Organized under close collaboration between the ISPOR Kenya Chapter and Prof. Lou Garrison from the Departments of Pharmacy, Global Health and Health Services, University of Washington, the workshop program included presentations on topics, such as:
Prof. Garrison and Prof. Joseph Babigumira (also from the University of Washington) led the workshop with presentations by the regional experts in health economics: Dr. Dominic Mogere, Dr. Tim Oketch, and Dr. Shadrack Owando. The workshop resulted in a discussion on the necessary steps towards HTA capacity building in Kenya and a successful implementation of technology in health care service delivery. Among the invited attendees were representatives of key regional institutions: Ministry of Health, Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya, Health Action International-Africa, Division of Malaria Control, The School of Pharmacy-University of Nairobi, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, National Health Insurance Fund, National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Program.
“It was a great initiative by ISPOR to bring all stakeholders in health and appraise them on HTA and most importantly for creating a forum for stakeholders to discuss possible ways forward. It was a privilege for me. I am a pharmacist with the Ministry of Health and I currently undertook the University of Nairobi HIV Capacity Building Fellowship Program-Health Economics track, which presented me with this opportunity. I look forward to more similar workshops in the future, especially on participating and charting the way forward towards the establishment of HTA in Kenya as per our National Health Policy. This presents a great opportunity for the ISPOR Kenya Chapter!” Dr. Nancy Mucogo Njeru, Officer, Health Sector Coordination & Intergovernmental Affairs, (HSC & IGA), Ministry of Health, Kenya
Following the workshop an immediate Technical Working Team was selected from the ISPOR Kenya Chapter members who will be responsible for developing an HTA policy paper. For more information on the group and the project, please email: email@example.com.
|President||Dominic Mogere, PhD, MCHD, ADHCM,|
|President-elect||Peter Monda, MSc.N, BSc.N|
|Secretary||Alfred Osoro, BSc. N, MPH, PhD (c)|
|Treasurer||Charles Obutu, BSc.CHD|
|Director||Alvin Mogere, BSc.CM|
Contact InformationISPOR Kenya Regional Chapter Office