Lee L. Swanström (USA-France)

Jie He (China)

Michio Hongo (Japan)


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Session 45


Tuesday, September 5
8:00 – 10:00 am

Room 1



Health Technology Assessment

Public Health in a collaborative world


Chairs: Adriana Velazquez-Berumen (WHO) – Lee L. Swanström (USA)

Discussant: André Ilbawi (WHO)


  • Improving access to priority medical devices.

– Understanding the current status, gaps and the role of innovation.

  • Program managers guide to selecting priority medical devices.
  • Esophageal stenting of esophageal cancers in Kenya.
  • Cost-effectiveness of optical endo-microscopy vs high definition white light endoscopy alone.
  • How to build capacity?

– The SFITS Center in Geneva.

– Importance of Technology in Health planning

  • Missions of the OESO Foundation

– Cameroon

– Nigeria

  • How to evaluate performance?

– Prediction of esophageal cancer development in China.

  • The new models emerging for research and innovation technology.

– Preparing leaders in Public Health for success in a collaborative world.

  • Effective planning and implementation of priority medical devices.
  • Achieving improved access to devices in the era of universal health coverage.








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