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International Seminar on Using Evidence for Decision-Making and Health Benefits Package Design
In March 2017, we hosted a workshop on defining and updating health benefits packages for universal health coverage with participants from seven sub-Saharan African countries, Indonesia, Thailand, and China, as a final input to the book. Presentations and case study exercises demonstrated the challenging decisions countries are faced with when deciding what procedures, medicines, devices, and diagnostics are covered, and what are not. These materials highlight ways countries can structure governance and set up processes and methods to determine benefits in an ethical, equitable, and sustainable way, given budget constraints.