19 OCTOBER 2022
The 1st international conference on health technology assessment in healthcare reforms was held
On October 19, 2022, the 1st international conference on the health technologies assessment in healthcare reforms was held in Baku with the joint cooperation of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Public Health and Reforms Center, the Azerbaijan Medical University, and the Health Technologies Assessment International.
The main goal of organizing the conference is to familiarize the health care system of the region countries with advanced technologies based on world experience and to contribute to its development, to increase the accessibility of the population to quality health care services by adapting to new standards, to ensure integration into modern health care technology, the work to be done in this way, exchange ideas around the goals and tasks.
Wide range of lectures on current topics such as the conditions and basic tools necessary for health technologies moderated by Gahraman Hagverdiyev, director of the Public Health and Reforms Center (PHRC) of the Ministry of Health, Rabia Kahvechi, vice president of the International Organization for Health Technology Assessment, Alima Almadiyeva, vice president of the National Research Center for Health Care Development named after Salidat Kairbekova of Kazakhstan, and Cliff Goodman, senior vice president of LewinGroup. In the discussions held with the participation of the representatives of the USA, Turkey, Poland, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, there was an effective exchange of ideas in the direction of expanding cooperation regarding the relationship of health technologies with health care services, accessible and equal health prospects for everyone, and the development of health technologies in the region.