Early stakeholder engagement in economic evaluation in Uganda
Presenter: Gatien de Broucker
Co-authors: Anthony Ssebagereka, Aloysius Mutebi, Rebecca Apolot, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Dagna Constenla, Bryan Patenaude
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Collecting cost and utilization data from caregivers and healthcare facilities proves challenging. Researchers face the threat of inaccessible or unreliable/inaccurate data. Economic evaluations hardly seem relevant to the practice of physicians and nurses, and inaccessible for district health officers and agents who could see use for it. We look at the different stakeholders in our cost of illness study in Uganda and highlight the key roles that they played, after overcoming notable challenges. We documented our initiatives for stakeholder engagement: a newsletter and open access coursework.