Adoption of Health Technologies in India: Implications for by Indrani Gupta PDF

By Indrani Gupta

ISBN-10: 0761935908

ISBN-13: 9780761935902

ISBN-10: 8132101367

ISBN-13: 9788132101369

The 1st of its sort, this e-book examines the adoption of 4 wellbeing and fitness applied sciences in India-Hepatitis B, No Scalpel Vasectomy, Voluntary Counseling and trying out, and Antiretroviral therapy. utilizing a collection of parameters, the authors not just deliver to mild many of the dimensions, strengths, and weaknesses of adoption of wellbeing and fitness applied sciences in India, but in addition how and the place extra recognition should be paid with reference to the adoption of the AIDS vaccine.

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On the surface, it does seem as though the quality of ART has been reasonable, though data for a much longer time span are required to really comment on the ‘structured’-ness of the ART programme. Adoption of Health Technologies in India 59 Affordability All the health technologies have been provided free. Therefore, affordability has not been a barrier to uptake. For NSV, the pricing is in fact negative, with financial incentives used as a method for attracting clients. ART, however, is an interesting case, since there are additional costs on other drugs, diagnostics, transport and other incidentals, which may become a barrier to adoption in some cases.

Different technologies have different service components. For example, Hep B is more or less a standard ‘product’, which can be transferred to the clients almost without further transformation, and adaptability is not an issue. The appropriateness in the case of Hep B has been debatable, since the adoption has not been based on evidence from within the country on the prevalence or mode of transmission. VCT is almost entirely service-oriented, and can, therefore, differ from country to country, and even within the country.

In the context of the AIDS vaccine, there could be important lessons learnt from the UIP analysis, especially the constraints that lend inertia to 1 Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Whooping cough, Tetanus, Polio and Measles. Introduction to Selected Health Technologies 39 such large-scale government programmes and prevent efficiency-enhancing changes to take place sooner rather than later. 2 Hepatitis B Vaccine The Hep B virus (HBV) is an important cause of acute and chronic morbidity and mortality in many parts of the world.

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