Optima applications to other diseases

The Optima approach can be applied to address problems for other disease areas across health sectors, and to approach problems where analytical support can assist decision making outside health.

Given a burden (disease / social / educational / etc), possible responses and programs which could be employed - each with different implementations costs and/or levels of effectiveness, the Optima approach can potentially assist to optimize the use of available resources and/or identify priority areas to best meet strategic objectives over defined time horizons, subject to ethical, political, logistic and economic constraints.

Other Optima tools are in development or planned for to address other areas in health and outside health. The Optima Team also welcomes discussions from potential partners in established and new application areas.

The Optima Consortium is currently in the process of developing products for:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Hypertension and diabetes
  • Other non-communicable diseases
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH)