May 9, 2016, 17:30-19:00  Venue:CIGS Meeting Room3

CIGS HTA Interest Group "Mr. Suman Dahal, Ms. Rita Faria Seminar"

The Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS) hosted a seminar on May 9, 2016 inviting Mr. Suman Dahal from Nepal government and Ms. Rita Faria from UK. Members of CIGS-HTA interest group attended the seminar and discussed issues regarding Health Technology Assessment in Nepal and UK.

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(Mr. Dahal, Ms. Faria from the left)

Seminar outline / Presentation
Title 1: "Status quo of health care systems and HTA in Nepal"
Speaker: Suman Dahal, Joint Secretary (Gazetted first class officer) at National Reconstruction Authority, Nepal
Presentation slides:Presentation by Mr. Suman DahalPDF:291KB

Title 2: "Economic evaluation to inform policy: methods, practice and challenges"
Speaker: Rita Faria, Research Fellow, Health economist at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
Abstract of the speech: Economic evaluation compares the costs and benefits of different policy options to help inform funding decisions. The UK and the University of York in particular, have been at the forefront of its development and application.
In this presentation, the speaker outlines the methods, practice and challenges of conducting economic evaluations to inform health and social care policy in the UK. The speaker uses a case study where she developed an economic evaluation for the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). She describes the key challenges where more research is required, focusing on her research interests: care for the frail elderly, informal care, perspective, measures of benefits and cross-sectoral evaluations.
Presentation slides: Presentation by Ms. Rita FariaPDF:1102KB

Moderator: Isao Kamae, Research Director, CIGS

Speakers' profile
Suman Dahal
Joint Secretary (Gazetted first class officer) at National Reconstruction Authority, Nepal (current Position)
More than 5 years worked under Ministry of Health, Nepal as an administrative officer
From the beginning, around 20 years total work experience under Nepal Government
Masters in Public Policy from The University of Tokyo, 2013
Masters in Public Administration from Trivuwan University, 2011
Masters in Business Administration from Trivuwan University, 2009

Rita Faria
Rita Faria is a health economist at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK. Rita has worked in economic evaluation and health technology assessment for over five years. She has conducted health economic evaluations in a range of clinical areas, for both NICE, Department of Health and other funders, and has contributed to the methodological developments in the field, namely in value of implementation. Rita has been involved in numerous technology appraisals for NICE and represented the evidence review group in many committee meetings. Furthermore, she led the recent Decision Support Unit (DSU) Technical Support Document on the use of non-randomised data for economic evaluation for NICE, and communicated the findings to audiences of various backgrounds in a DSU masterclass and in a webinar.
From October 2010 to present: Research fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York
From June - September 2010: Intern in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France
From April 2005 to August 2009: Community pharmacist in England (several locations)
MSc in Health Economics, Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York, 2009-10
Master in Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 1998-2004