Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes
It's me Phuong from OUCRU, Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam..How's everyone doing with your projects so far?
As for me, I have finished designing the Health economics questionnaire for two projects in the area of HIVs being run in OUCRU.
The questionnaires have been incorporated in these project's protocols. The protocols of these two projects are handed over to Ministry of Health in Vietnam and are currently waiting for approval . We hope that we would get the approval in the next couple of weeks. After that we will start recruiting the patients and I will start the analysis phase as soon as I get hold of the data.
I hope that later I will be able to share the experiences on the interview to see whether the HIV patients willing to open up their expenses.
The first project will recruit about 450 HIV patients to compare the two health interventions to treat HIV patients.
The second project is multinational study and aims to recruit about 1000 patients for comparison between 2 health interventions to treat HIV patients.
At the moment I am aiming to write a paper to contribute for the Conference celebrated by Health economic Association in November 2011. The deadline of the paper registration will be by 30th September. I tend to focus on the following topic: the allocation plan financing, the effectiveness of primary health care and health care facilities towards the people's health.
I think that this experience will be useful for me later when I start to write up for these two above projects.
I know that in the UK there is a very famous organization called National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. It is considered as a role model for many countries. I would like to ask you how the NICE issues the guidance on which health technology/ intervention is more appropriate for treating a specific disease, and how they are able to justify the ethical sides of the treatment,or their decision making?
Are there any framework involved? Should the framework of NICE can be applicable for the developing countries such as Vietnam?
I'm really looking forward to your reply,
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