The Department of Health (DOH) officially transferred the operations of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Philippines to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through a ceremonial turnover of the HTA Council and HTA Division from the DOH to the DOST on 06 March 2023 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Manila.

DOH Officer-in-Charge-Secretary Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire and DOST Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr., spearheaded the said event, in compliance with the UHC Law mandate on the transfer of the HTA Council as an attached agency to the DOST within 5 years after its establishment.

Please see the joint press release of the DOH and DOST for more details:

As we are still in the process of completing administrative matters, please be advised that the HTA Philippines shall maintain its status quo on stakeholder engagement-related concerns until further notice.

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