Ms. Chiaki URAI, the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), a government-based NPO for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in Thailand, visited the Research Center for Health Policy and Economics on the 27th of December, 2016 and gave a presentation about HITAP activities.
Ms. Urai at her presentationWith members of the center
The Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) is a semi-autonomous research unit under Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health. It was established in 2007 as a non-profit organization in order to take responsibility for appraising a wide range of health technologies and programs, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, interventions, individual and community health promotion, and disease prevention as well as social health policy to inform policy decisions in Thailand.
In 2013, HITAP established an international unit, drawing on its experiences locally and internationally, to work at the global level with overseas development aids, international organizations, non-profit organizations, and overseas governments to build capacity for health technology assessment.