Using Health Technology Assessment to Assist Government Decision-Making Regarding Novel Interventions in South Africa: Applications from PrEP to COVID-19 Therapeutics

By  Dr. Lise Jamieson  Professor Gesine Meyer-Rath  Mariet Benade  Dr. Jacqui Miot  |  | 


  • National Health Insurance (NHI) aims to provide universal healthcare coverage for all
  • Significant step towards achieving equitable healthcare access
  • Health Technology Assessment (HTA) provides critical evidence to support policy and funding decisions
  • Multidisciplinary process to assess the value and impact of health technologies
  • Especially important in the context of NHI
  • Recently developed HTA framework and methods guide aims to assist analysts in preparation for evidence submission to South Africa’s Essential Medicines List Committee
  • promote comparability across medicine assessments

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