Dr Natalie Carvalho presents at the International Health Economics Association Congress 2017


Dr Natalie Carvalho presented at the recent International Health Economics Association (iHEA) congress held July 8-11 at the Questrom School of Business (Boston University), in Boston, USA. The biennial iHEA congress is the largest international health economics meeting in the world, which provides a platform for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research in the application of economics to health and health care systems globally.

Dr Carvalho delivered a long oral presentation at the meeting entitled: How are budget impact considerations captured within economic evaluations? A systematic review of the literature focused on rotavirus vaccine in LMICs. The presentation attracted a large audience and was positively received.

This research was funded by the University of Melbourne McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme and is a collaboration between Dr Carvalho and colleagues at the World Health Organisation (Raymond Hutubessy and Sarah Cox), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Dr Mark Jit), and the National University of Singapore (Dr Joanne Yoong). Dr Carvalho also took part in the iHEA Vaccine Economics Workshop held during the pre-congress sessions.