HERU is a core partner of the
International Decision Support Initiative network (IDSI)
, which aims to enhance the use of evidence to set healthcare priorities. Our IDSI work focuses on 1) generating evidence, 2) developing capacity, and 3) engaging policy makes to develop an institutionalized, evidence informed, transparent and systematic process for healthcare priority setting in Kenya, and the broader African Region. Under this work, we provided technical support to the Health Benefits Advisory Panel (HBAP) of the Kenyan MOH to develop a UHC health benefit package, and are supporting the Kenyan Ministry of Health to develop a framework and strategy to institutionalized health technology assessment in the Kenyan health sector. In collaboration with IDSI partners, work under this project includes capacity development and advocacy for HTA in Kenya and the broader African region, the development of process and methods infrastructure for HTA, HTA pilots to test the feasibility of the use of HTA in decision making, and conducting research to assess priority setting practices in the health sector. This work is funded by a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BGMF).