Joseph L. MATHEW
Chair of HTAi Interest Sub-Group on Health Technology Assessment in Developing
Countries, Chandigarh, India
Joseph L. Mathew is a Pediatric Pulmonologist at Postgraduate Institute of Medical
Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
His areas of expertise are pediatric respiratory
disease, evidence-informed health-care, and immunization of public health importance.
He is a pioneer of the Evidence Based Medicine movement in India and was a founding
member of the South Asian Cochrane Network Centre.
He is the lead author and section
Editor of EURECA (Evidence that is Understandable, Relevant, Extendible, Current and
Appraised) in Indian Pediatrics, and has published 20 systematic reviews on topics of child
health relevant to developing countries.
He has been a Chair/Member of national committees
for preparing evidence-based guidelines on Pediatric immunization, management of
childhood pneumonia and Pediatric Tuberculosis.
Dr. Mathew has focused on the applicability of external research evidence to developing
country settings, through context-specific Health Technology Assessment (HTA).
He is the
Founder Chair of the HTAi Interest Sub-Group on Developing Countries and created the
"KNOW ESSENTIALS tool" for informed decision-making in resource-limited settings.
He is the Leader and Programme Manager of the SIGNET Programme for Capacity and Capability
Building of health-care professionals, in the science of evidence-informed decision-making.
Bridging Borders for Building Capacity and Capability in Health Technology Assessment
- Brief introduction to Health Technology Assessment (HTA).
- Role and scope of HTA in introduction/ utilization/ dissemination of new diagnostic
tools in African countries.
- Need for HTA Capacity and Capability in the local setting
- Ingredients for a successful cross-border HTA capacity and capability building
programme in Africa.