Syarahan Perdana (Inaugural Lecture) – “Economic Evaluation for Health Advocacy and Informed Policy” by Prof Maznah Dahlui


15 Mar 2018    
14:45 - 16:15


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TJ Danaraj Auditorium
Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603

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Professor Maznah Dahlui will be delivering her Inaugural Lecture on “Economic Evaluation for Health Advocacy and Informed Policy” on the 15 March 2018 at TJ Danaraj Auditorium, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.

Date: 15 March 2018 (Thursday)
Venue: TJ Danaraj Auditorium
Time: 1445-1615 hrs

This event is open to the public.

Tentative Programme:

1445 hrs Arrival of Guest
1450 hrs Arrival of Prof Dr Maznah Dahlui,
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
1455 hrs Arrival of the Chairperson for the Inaugural Lecture
1500 hrs Negaraku and University of Malaya anthem
Introduction of the Presenter of Inaugural Lecture by the Chairperson
Presenting the Inaugural Lecture by Prof Dr Maznah Dahlui,
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
1600 hrs Closing remarks by the Chairperson

Synopsis of the lecture:

Globally, economic evaluation is gaining prominence as a potential tool for advocacy in health care programmes. Economic evaluations can inform decisions concerning the efficiency and allocation of resources to implementation strategies which are explicitly designed to inform care providers and patients about the best available evidence and to enhance its use in their practices. These strategies are increasingly popular in health care especially in light of growing concerns about quality of care and limits on resources. However, such concerns have hardly driven health authorities and other decision-makers to spend on some form of economic evaluation in their assessments of implementation strategies.

The goals of economic evaluation are to measure efficiency or the value of money utilised on one health intervention programme in comparison to another and also to provide advice to decision-makers or stakeholders on health care intervention programme, and thus help healthcare resources allocation. Decision on health care programme can be made from the analysis of the information obtained on the cost and consequences of the various alternative health programmes.

Teaching and training on health economics may not be difficult, however, conducting economic evaluation research has many challenges. Evaluating the effectiveness of a health programme is taxing especially if the programme has been initiated without prior justification and evaluation was not planned from the beginning. Getting the cost faces many obstacles not only because of the lack of data and appropriate accounting system but also because confidentiality and sensitivity are issues which need to be considered.


Bookings are closed for this event.