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Growing role of economic evaluation within health technology assessment to inform vaccination policy
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"The growing role of economic evaluations within health technology assessment to inform vaccination policy"


Mark JIT
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
London, UK

Vaccines have traditionally been regarded as one of the most cost-effective public health interventions available, but the range and price of vaccines has increased tremendously over the last two decades. Health economic evaluation has become an increasingly important tool to understand the impact and value for money of vaccines. It is routinely as part of an overall health technology assessment to inform decisions by many national immunisation technical advisory committees, as well as to guide vaccine policy making by international agencies such as WHO and the Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation. This talk discusses some of the uses, limitations and methods of assessing the impact and value of vaccines to inform decision making, using examples of recent vaccine decisions such as the introduction of HPV vaccination in the United Kingdom and other examples.

Mark Jit is a visiting professor at the School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong. He also works as professor of vaccine epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and senior scientist in the Modelling and Economics Unit of Public Health England (PHE). His research group focuses on epidemiological and economic modelling of vaccines to support evidence-based public health decision making. He has published over 100 papers covering a range of vaccine antigens including measles, HPV, pneumococcus, rotavirus, influenza, dengue and EV71, as well as methodological papers advancing the ways vaccines are evaluated. This work has influenced many of the major changes to immunisation policy in the UK and globally.

Date/Time08/12/2017 16:30-18:00
VenueSeminar Room 1A, Ground Floor, HKJC Building for IR, 5 Sassoon Road

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