Global Medicines Program

January 24, 2014

Global Medicines Faculty and MSH Offer Pharmacoeconomics and Health Technology Assessment Workshop in Kenya

Lou Garrison and Joseph Babigumira conducted a 4-day workshop titled, “Applying Pharmacoeconomics and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) to Essential Medicines Selection” September 0-12, 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop was offered in conjunction with Management Sciences for Health (MSH) through the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program. The two dozen attendees were comprised of staff and academics from pharmacies and medical schools, the Ministry of Health and health sector agencies. The objectives of the workshop were:


  • To provide basic concepts, terminology, and methods of pharmacoeconomics and HTA
  • To gain an understanding of evidence-based approach to economic evaluation
  • To develop an understanding of basic calculations of costs, health outcomes, and cost-effectiveness
  • To gain an understanding of how to interpret/ understand the results of pharmacoeconomics studies and HTA reports