Research in Progress (RIP): "Re-tooling cost-effectiveness analysis for global health relevance"



Joshua Salomon, Harvard School of Public Health

Date and Time

September 22, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

FSI Contact

Nicole Feldman

"Re-tooling cost-effectiveness analysis for global health relevance"

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record. Any information about methodology and/or results is embargoed until publication.

To identify priorities for action in global health, decision makers need information on the potential impact, costs and cost effectiveness of different possible choices regarding health technologies and interventions. A large volume of cost-effectiveness analysis has been produced to try to meet this need, but its impact on policies and programs in low- and middle-income countries has evidently been limited. In this seminar we will explore some possible reasons for the relatively modest policy impact of cost-effectiveness analysis in global health and propose directions for re-thinking the approaches and methods that are commonly used in the field. Drawing examples from our recent and ongoing research in areas such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and maternal and child health, we will describe an agenda to pivot the practice of decision science in global health toward a more systematic approach to comparative strategy evaluation.