CALL FOR NOMINATION
Link to Department Circular: issuance to follow
Nomination to the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) Sociologist/Anthropologist Core Committee Member
The Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) was created to efficiently and effectively implement the Republic Act 11223 or the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act, through the assessment of health technologies. This aims to ensure the rational utilization of various health technologies that will be funded by the government, through its recommendations on COVID-19 technologies, urgent DOH National Program topics, and other minor inclusion requests for drugs and vaccines already listed in the Philippine National Formulary (PNF).
The HTAC has been informing government procurement decisions through its recommendations on COVID-19 technologies, urgent DOH National Program topics and other minor inclusion requests for drugs and vaccines already listed in the Philippine National Formulary. The HTAC has also been continually developing its stakeholder engagement processes and will be incorporating Philippine social values in its assessments. In line with this, the DOH is starting the call for nominations for one (1) position to the Sociologist/Anthropologist Core Committee Member with the following functions:
- Voting member responsible for the development and submission of final recommendations to policy and decision-makers, based on the evidence appraisal of the different subcommittees following the HTAC’s decision framework
- Will follow all functions stipulated in Administrative Order 2020-0041 or The New Implementing Guidelines on Health Technology Assessment to Guide Funding Allocation and Coverage Decisions in support of Universal Health Care
Given the crucial role of the Council in evidence-based recommendations the HTAC member should be a person of moral and intellectual integrity, and a recognized specialist in their respective field of expertise.
Relative thereto, We hope to receive the names and contact details of your nominees on or before 01 June 2022, and we shall reach out to them on the requirements and how to proceed with the application. Kindly submit the list of your nominees at firstname.lastname@example.org. The nominees will be evaluated according to their educational attainment, relevance of work experience (e.g., at least 3 years of experience in evidence appraisal), relevance of training experience within the last ten (10) years, publications and conflicts of interest.