Funded by :
Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP)
International Decision Support Initiative (IDSI)
Together with the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), HITAP has been engaged in assisting with building technical capacity for HTA and more broadly, evidence-informed decisions for health care in Laos since 2019. Towards this objective, HITAP hosted researchers from University of Health Sciences (UHS) and Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust Research Unit (LOWMRU) in Thailand for a three-week, economic evaluation training and internship program on proposal developmnet to study the introduction of a typhoid vaccine into the routine healthcare package in the country. HITAP and MORU also conducted a one-day introductory HTA workshop for the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) members. More recently, in 2020, HITAP provided support in drafting a funding proposal for the establishment of the Unit for Health Economics and Policy (UHEP) which will function as a national-leveleconomic evaluation research and policy body.