Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cost Effectiveness of MMT and NSEP Programs

Researchers from two national research institutions: Accounting Research Institute (ARI) and the Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM) met up in USM, Kubang Kerian campus to discuss research progress.  Currently, the two institutions are engaged in a collaborative research project on MMT and NSEP harm reduction programs for HIV patients.  ARI in particular has been tasked to evaluate the cost effectiveness of both programs using the "4C" methodology at two locations - an NGO clinic and a public hospital in Kota Baru, Kelantan.  The 4C technique groups costs into four categories namely preventive, appraisal, internal consequences and external failures.  In managing the research project more effectively, INFORMM Director, Prof Dr Rusli Ismail has appointed a project manager, Mr Adib to coordinate research progress.  The researchers meet up quarterly to update the groups on issues and progress.