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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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NEWS

07 Mar 2014 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank Institute (WBI), and ...
29 Jan 2014 - Dr. Ravi Rannan-Eliya, Director/ Fellow IHP, was awarded the President's Award for Scientific Public ...
08 Nov 2013 - IHP was represented by the Senior Fellows Dr. Reggie Perera and Dr. Shanti Dalpatadu at the Technica ...
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Dec 2013 - Malaysia Health Care Demand Analysis ...
Aug 2013 - Mapping Study on the Capacity and Work Experiences of the Counseling Officers / Assistants Attached to the Ministries of Social Services and Child Development and Women's Affairs ...
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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.

Chinese Health Officials Study Sri Lanka's Maternal and Child Mortality Reduction

Sri Lanka's achievements in achieving rapid and sustained reductions in maternal and child mortality provide a potential model for other developing countries. Working with MoH counterparts, IHP organised a tailored programme of visits for senior Chinese health leaders to learn first hand about the Sri Lankan experience.
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children The incidence of government health spending in Asian countries

Work by the Equitap consortium, led by IHP, has revealed how well different Asian health systems perform in protecting the poor. In its latest publication in the World Bank Economic Review, Equitap analyzes the incidence of government health spending in different countries, finding that in a few such as Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Hong Kong, government spending is pro-poor. >>More...

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