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International Panel of EQUIPT Stakeholders
Stakeholders from various countries

SILNE : Smoking Inequalities - Learning from Natural Experiments
The SILNE project aims to generate new empirical evidence on the effectiveness of strategies to reduce socio-economic inequalities in smoking. Innovative strategies will be applied for the evaluation of natural policy experiments in tobacco control in all parts of Europe. Top researchers from different disciplines and different European regions will work together and link up with European research networks concerned with tobacco control or health inequalities.

The overall aim of the project is thus to analyse several natural experiments within Europe in order to generate new empirical evidence to inform strategies to reduce socio-economic inequalities in smoking.

The ARCH Initiative:
The Asia-Pacific Regional Capacity Building for HTA (ARCH) Initiative is an international consortium led by the National University of Singapore (NUS), NICE International (the international division of the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), regional partners in Thailand (Health Interventions and Technology Assessment Programme, HITAP) and the Philippines  (Department of Health- HTA Taskforce). This four country expert group jointly bring together existing high-value global expertise in areas such as, topic selection and prioritization of technologies for evaluation and adoption, evidence assessment and appraisal and the implementation of HTA-based decisions into clinical policy, and practice to deliver training and capacity development within the area of HTA within the region.  The theme for the ARCH initiative 2013-2014 is HTA and tobacco control.  Contact: [email protected]

The Research Agenda for Health Economic Evaluation (RAHEE) project:
Within the framework of the work plan of the 2011 Health Programme, the European Commission (EC) has asked WHO/Europe to carry out a study to identify priorities for a research agenda on health economic evaluation. The RAHEE project aims to outline the existing health economic evidence on the 10 conditions responsible for the highest burden of disease in the European Union (EU), and to use the knowledge gaps identified to make recommendations for the EC. Contact RAHEE Team by clicking here.
RAHEE @ http://euro.who.int