After the successful completion of the 1st cohort of the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) HITAP International Internship program, HITAP started the 2nd cohort from June 25, 2018. Five candidates were selected through an open and competitive process.

Evelyn Thsehla, from South Africa, and Diana Beatriz Bayani, from the Philippines, started their internship as part of the 2nd cohort and will be at HITAP for 5 and 2 months, respectively. They started the program with one week of orientation and refresher training.

The Internship program aims to build the capacity of researchers working with public health authorities, preferably from low and middle-income countries (LMICs), in HTA. Through this internship program, candidates will be well equipped to start up or support an existing HTA program in their countries. This program is currently funded by Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI).