MOH Organizes a Workshop on Health Technology Assessment Road Map
MOH Organizes a Workshop on Health Technology Assessment Road Map5/3/2023
The Ministry of Health (MOH), represented by the Directorate General of Medical Supplies, organized today (Sunday) a workshop on the road map for applying the health technology assessment in the Ministry at the Intercontinental Hotel Muscat.
The workshop was held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Fatma bint Muhammad Al-Ajami, MOH Undersecretary for Administrative, Financial and Planning Affairs, in the presence of Ibrahim Al-Rashdi, Director General of Medical Supplies and a number of general directors and head of departments specialized in decision-making in the field of medicines in the Ministry.,
Ibrahim bin Nasser Al-Rashdi, Director General of Medical Supplies, said that the vocational education program for capacity-building in assessing health technologies, which the Ministry currently supervises, aims to build capabilities in this field for constructive decision-making based on studies and scientific evidence.
The workshop aimed to determine the capabilities required during the next ten years to implement the health technology assessment project, and to find out the governance required to implement the project.
It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Health, represented by the Directorate General of Medical Supplies contacted with Syreon Research Institute, which specializes in this field, to qualify the national cadres working in the Ministry of Health to evaluate health technology for the training program that started in May last year 2022 and continued until the second of March. The training program targeted medical staff, including doctors and pharmacists, members of the Higher Technical Committee for Medicine and Treatment, members of the drug and treatment committees working in the reference hospitals, in addition to the pharmacists working in the General Directorate of Medical Supply and the General Directorate of Pharmaceutical Affairs & Drug Control and Department of Rational Use of Medicine.