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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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12 Nov 2014 - The Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad invited Dr Reggie Senior Fellow and Puwanesh IT/Web Sp ...
04 Sep 2014 - Dr. Reggie Perera, Senior Fellow IHP was invited by the College of Medical Administrators Sri Lanka ...
27 Aug 2014 - IHP Director/ Fellow Dr. Ravi Rannan-Eliya was an invited speaker at the Kotelawala Defence Universi ...
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Aug 2014 - The report was prepared by IHP to the International Labour Organization (ILO), which commissioned it to assess the feasibility of establishing a maternity protection insurance scheme compliant with the provisions of the ILO Convention 103. This requ ...
Dec 2013 - Malaysia Health Care Demand Analysis ...
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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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