HTA Focus of PAHO Sponsored Group
Posted 07 May 2012 | By
José Agenor Alvarez, Director of Brazil's national agency, Anvisa, attended the 3rd meeting of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) supported Network for Technology Assessment in Health of the Americas (RedTSA).
Since Brazil is developing a national health system, Anvisa sees Health Technology Assessment (HTA) as an essential tool for incorporating new technologies into the health system.
The RedTSA meeting was held in Lima Peru on 26-27 April, with representatives from 12 countries attending: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, and Brazil. Also attending was the European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA), the Inter American Development Bank (IDB), and the World Bank.
American countries discuss health technologies - Anvisa