Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP)

The Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), was established in 2007 as a non-profit organization, in order to take responsibility for appraising a wide range of health technologies and programs, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, interventions, individual and community health promotion and disease prevention as well as social health policy. HITAP is an associate organization, coming under the auspices of the International Health Policy Program (IHPP), Thailand HITAP receives its main funding support from 4 public institutions; namely the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the Health Systems Research Institute, the Health Insurance System Research Office and the Bureau of Policy and Strategy, Ministry of Public Health. HITAP also receives specific funding from other non-profit organizations to assess health intervention and technology in accordance with the main responsibilities of HITAP. These organizations include the World Health organization, the World Bank, the Center for Alcohol Studies, and the Global Development Network. However, in order to assure neutrality and to avoid the problem of conflict of interest, HITAP will not directly or indirectly receive any grant or support from a profit-making organization or an institute funded by a profit-making organization.