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Welcome to the Institute for Health Policy!

The Institute for Health Policy is an independent research institution, and a regional centre of excellence for health policy research, working on its own, in partnerships and with sponsors, to improve health and social systems in Sri Lanka and the wider region, by supporting, encouraging and informing policy change, through quality research, analysis and training.

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IHP carries out research across a wide range of areas, ranging from ageing and population to social protection and pensions. To browse by research area, Click here


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26 June 2015 - The 2015 Asia IHP recently concluded a five-day customised training workshop on disease accounts for members of th...
26 Apr 2015 - The 2015 Asia Regional Flagship Course under the theme "Health Systems Strengthening and Sustainable ...
18 Dec 2014 - Dr. A.T.P.L. Abeykoon, Senior Fellow participated as a resource person at the Fifth International Se ...
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Mar 2015 - Quality of inpatient care in public and private hospitals in Sri Lanka ...
Mar 2015 - The quality of outpatient primary care in public and private sectors in Sri Lanka ...
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Institute for Health Policy - Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Through the Institutional Review Board (IRB) IHP will ensure ethical standards stipulated by the Helsinki Declaration are adhered to in all research carried out by the institute. National and international research is undertaken by the institute. In case of international research, approval of an Ethical Review Committee (ERC) of the sponsoring country will be a mandatory requirement. Where the sponsoring country is not included the reasons for same and the relevance of the study to participating countries will need clarification.

Respect for human rights and gender sensitivity will be areas of prime concern and issues related to informed consent, sensitive subject matters, confidentiality and privacy will be accorded due prominence by the IRB. Dr. Reggie Perera Senior Fellow IHP chairs the IRB, whose membership include Prof. Nimal Attanayake - Head Department of Economics of University of Colombo, Dr. Sarath Samarage National Consultant WHO Sri Lanka office, Dr. Wimal Karandagoda Director Medical Services, Lanka Hospitals and Dr. A.T.P.L. Abeykoon Senior Fellow IHP.

IHP undertakes labour studies in Sri Lanka

Commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO), IHP carried out number of studies that looked into various aspects of labour relations and welfare in Sri Lanka. These include Rapid Assessment of Social Protection Schemes, In-depth study of Employment Injury Insurance Schemes and the Maternity Benefits.

The ILO undertaking followed another study that was funded by the Asia Foundation, which examined the Capacity and Work Experiences of the Counseling Officers / Assistants attached to the Ministries of Social Services and Child Development and Women's Affairs.

IHP extends its training mandate s

In keeping with its mandate to disseminate knowledge through training, IHP conducted a five-day training workshop on health accounts reporting for the members of Bangladesh National Health Accounting (BNHA) cell in September 2013. Health accounting frameworks, design and conduct of surveys among private hospitals, insurance agencies and donors, and tools for data management and statistical modeling were among the themes covered during the training programme.

IHP's training portfolio in the past comprises health accounts courses conducted for the governmental as well as international organizations, both as the sole executor and partnering with similar agencies. These programmes include the National Health Accounts Development and Analysis conducted for the Ministry of Health Malaysia, Strengthening Evidence Based Policy-Making in the Pacific where Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia and Vanuatu were the beneficiaries and the GTZ Health Policy and Health Economics Workshop held for the GTZ staff.

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