“INEAS is a valuable asset for the Tunisian Healthcare system. It provides decision makers, professionals and citizen with timely, rigorous and evidence-based information. Reaching high quality, equitable and efficient healthcare services in Tunisia, is our objective.” Prof. Chokri Hammouda, General Director, INEAS.
History and structure
INEAS is a national authority under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, funded by the Tunisian government. As an independent and not-for-profit agency, INEAS works with health care decision makers, professionals, scientific societies, universities and other stakeholders in the health sector to improve the quality and efficiency of care delivered to patients through its four inter-related missions. In addition to the accreditation of healthcare organizations, the production of clinical practice guidelines and care pathways, INEAS was created to promote the use of health technology assessment for an evidence-based decision-making in healthcare.
Initially established by Decree No. 1709 of September 6, 2012, under the name of INASanté (National Authority for Accreditation in Healthcare), INEAS adopted its new name in 2018 to better reflect its mandate and to highlight HTA as one of its main missions.
- Health Technology Assessment
- Development of clinical practice guidelines, care pathways and professional practices evaluation criteria
- Accreditation of health care organizations in the public and private sector and continuing education activities for healthcare professionals
How INEAS Works
INEAS is mandated to assess health technologies using scientific methods such as systematic reviews, cost effectiveness and budget impact analyses etc. It aims to provide decision makers with rigorous and evidence-based recommendations to facilitate and inform coverage decisions. INEAS currently focuses on innovative technologies that are likely to have a major cost or an important impact on the Tunisian Health System.
Knowledge Transfer and Dissemination
Since its creation, INEAS has developed partnerships with main stakeholders of the healthcare system. Besides involving them in its working or peer-review groups, INEAS holds regularly seminars and meetings to strengthen partnerships, facilitate interaction and disseminate results of its work. INEAS encourages the widespread participation of medical professionals and scientific societies in its projects as part of its strategy to enhance the quality results’ implementation.
INEAS researchers present their work at national and international conferences, publish scientific papers and participate in postgraduate education programs.
HTA reports are mainly in French. They can be downloaded from its webpage (http://www.ineas.tn/fr/publications-ets). Summaries in English can be provided. HTA reports are widely disseminated and communicated to policy makers and health care professionals with a summary of key points. HTA scientific papers are also published in peer-reviewed journals.
- To broaden the scope of HTA activities
- To actively promote HTA in Tunisia and other Middle East and African countries
- To raise awareness and develop sustainable capacity building programs in HTA
Description of population served: National
Population served (mil): 11.708370 million ( January 2020)
Current HTA budget (mil USD):variable
Permanent staff: 43
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