Tue 22 May

Oxford University China Africa Network (OUCAN) Conference 2018

Dickson Poon Building of Oxford University

Time10:00 to 19:00

The Oxford University China-Africa Network (OUCAN) brings together scholars, graduate students and experts from the field to push forward the research pertaining political, cultural and socio-economic trends, both from a macro and a micro perspective. Founded in 2008, OUCAN aims to go beyond the news headlines and help provide an empirical basis for a better understanding of the multiplicity and complexity of the Sino-African relationship.

The theme of the conference this year is "Between physical and ideological mobility: The Role of Transport Infrastructure in Sino-African Relations". This one-day conference is an effort to engage critically with the political, economic, sociological and anthropological questions regarding central motivations, organizing principles, modes of operation and imagined futures in the planning, construction and implementation of Chinese-built transport infrastructure across the continent. Find the programme attached!

Register for free via the Eventbrite weblink.

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Wed 23 May

Practical Competition Policy Implications of Digital Platforms: Taking Schumpeter Seriously (Departmental Seminar)

Professor Diane Coyle (POLIS)

The traditional tools of competition policy are difficult to interpret in the context of multi-sided digital platforms. The size and apparent market power of some platforms means competition authorities are facing calls for tougher action. However, both regulatory intervention and anti-trust enforcement will remain controversial until economic analysis provides some...

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Thu 14 Jun

Health Technology Assessment case study: Ghana

Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London

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5.30-7pm, Thursday 14 June 2018

Room G65A+B
Ground Floor
Imperial College London St Mary's Campus Medical School Building
Norfolk Place
London W2 1PG


Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is key part of evidence-based policy making and Universal Health Coverage.

There are established processes in high income countries, such as the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, which provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care in the UK, but what about low and middle income countries (LMICs), many of whom are developing and expanding national health insurance schemes?

This next instalment of the Imperial Global Health & Development Group lecture series will showcase recent work in Ghana, including a case study about the value for money of medicines to treat hypertension and what data sources are needed for HTA.

The lecture will also focus on the steps LMICs are taking to use HTA in transparent and accountable decision-making to improve health outcomes.

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