Moving Toward Universal Health Coverage in Africa: The Role of HTA

August 22, 2024

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Title: Moving Toward Universal Health Coverage in Africa: The Role of HTA

Thursday, August 22, 2024
10:00AM EDT | 2:00PM UTC | 4:00PM CEST

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Most African countries have integrated universal health coverage (UHC) as a goal in their national health strategies. To strengthen commitment and accelerate progress towards UHC, it is important for countries to effectively address challenges associated with expanded healthcare utilization. In this webinar, experts from the Africa region will discuss the role of HTA for advancing UHC and share lessons on how to structure health systems to implement HTA and how to use HTA to inform UHC decision-making. Dr. Tamara Kredo will discuss the critical importance of minimizing silos in national evidence generation systems to support evidence-informed decision-making, sharing her experience from the South African context and as a member of the global working group - GINAHTA – a collaboration between Guidelines International Network (GIN) and Health Technologies Assessment community (INAHTA). Dr. Justice Nonvignon will speak on using HTA to support policy decisions in Ghana as well as a few continental initiatives on HTA. Dr. Sophie Faye will present on key findings of the WHO’s 2021 global survey on HTA and health benefit packages and provide insight into WHO's work in helping African countries to establish HTA processes and policy frameworks.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a deep understanding of HTA and UHC and their implementation challenges in Africa. 
  • Gain insights into practical examples of HTA application to inform priority setting and design benefits for UHC.
  • Explore best practices in HTA implementation and the use of HTA for advancing UHC in the African context. 



Daniel Ankrah, PhD, MSc, External Examiner, University of Ghana School of Pharmacy, Accra, Ghana


Tamara Kredo, MBChB, PhD, Director, Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

Justice Nonvignon, PhD, Acting Head of the Health Economics Program, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Associate Professor of Health Economics, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Sofie Faye, PhDTechnical Officer in Economic Evaluations & Priority Setting, World Health Organization (WHO), Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo


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 On the day of the scheduled webinar, the first 1000 registered participants will be accepted into the webinar. For those who are unable to attend, or would like to review the webinar at a later date, the full-length webinar recording will be made available at the ISPOR Educational Webinar Series webpage approximately 2 days after the scheduled Webinar.

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