Support the collaboration of IFMBE, and particularly of HTA Division, with other organizations, national and transnational societies, industry, government and non-governmental organizations engaged in HTA and other policy maker decisional processes affecting directly or indirectly health care and BME research and its applications
Organize events (seminaries, workshops, round tables, special sessions) in non-IFMBE contexts, aiming to demonstrate the IFMBE contribution to HTA
Support the participation of HTAD members to those events
Appoint and support the two co-opted members (possibly past-president of HTA scientific societies) with the mandate to facilitate collaborations with other international scientific societies proactive in HTA and health technology management.
Name: HTA-related capacity building in the African region and Alignment of developing country-focus activities on HTA within IFMBE (and IUPESM).
Duration: 36 Months
Fostering HTA-related communication, information and capacity building in Africa in collaboration with WHO, the Southern African Health Technology Assessment Society (SAHTAS) and other organizations proactively involved in capacity building in low-income countries
Scale this experience to other low-income countries
Elicit specific needs low- and middle-income countries for health technology R&D, assessment and management.
Align activities regarding the whole health technology life cycle from R&D (BME) through innovation to assessment (HTAD), implementation and utilisation/management (CED) with an additional focus on developing countries (WGDC).
Develop and administer surveys to understand (1) the current status of BMEs when it comes to HTA activities, (2) BMEs needs related to HTA activities, (3) where are HTA activities being conducted and by whom? This will help the HTAD build a network and understand stakeholder needs