HIAS Health researchers Dr. Ryota Nakamura (Professor, Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University), Dr. Mizanur Rahman (Associate Professor(Specially Appointed), Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University) Dr. Thomas Rouyard (Assistant Professor(Specially Appointed), Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University), Dr. Rashedul Islam (Postdoctoral Researcher) participated in the 2023 Advisory Committee Meeting of Strengthening Active Partnerships for Policy and Health Intervention Research and Evaluation(SAPPHIRE) on October 9-11, 2023.
The Advisory Committee Meeting, which was held in Vientiane, Laos this year, discussed ongoing and future projects and collaborations as well as capacity building within SAPPHIRE's partner countries.
SAPPHIRE aims to leverage the expertise and network of member organisations to institutionalise the use of health technology assessment (HTA) to advance sustainable universal health coverage (UHC) in their own and partner countries.
It was established in 2019 under the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) and its members are the Thai National Health Foundation (NHF); the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), Thailand; the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore(NUS); Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit(MORU); Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust Research Unit, Laos, University of Health Sciences, Laos, University of Padjadjaranand, Indonesia and HIAS Health, Hitotsubashi University.
See also: SAPPHIRE website