Access : how do good health technologies get to poor people in poor countries? / Laura J. Frost & Michael R. Reich.

Author
Frost, Laura J., 1969- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies : Distributed by Harvard University Press, c2008.
Description
xiv, 249 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Series
Harvard series on population and international health. [More in this series]
Summary note
"Many people in developing countries lack access to health technologies, even basic ones. Why do these problems in access persist? What can be done to improve access to good health technologies, especially for poor people in poor countries?" "This book answers those questions by developing a comprehensive analytical framework for access and examining six case studies to explain why some health technologies achieved more access than others. The technologies include praziquantel (for the treatment of schistosomiasis), hepatitis B vaccine, malaria rapid diagnostic tests, vaccine vial monitors for temperature exposure, the Norplant implant contraceptive, and female condoms. Based on research studies commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to better understand the development, adoption, and uptake of health technologies in poor countries, the book concludes with specific lessons on strategies to improve access. These lessons will be of keen interest to students of health and development, public health professionals, and health technology developers - all who seek to improve access to health technologies in poor countries."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Foreword / Tadataka Yamada -- Ch. 1. The Issue of Access -- Ch. 2. The Access Framework -- Ch. 3. Praziquantel: Access to Medicines / Alan Fenwick and Howard Thompson -- Ch. 4. Hepatitis B Vaccine: Access to Vaccines -- Ch. 5. Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests: Access to Diagnostics -- Ch. 6. Norplant: Access to Contraceptives -- Ch. 7. Vaccine Vial Monitors: Access to Devices -- Ch. 8. Female Condoms: Access to Dual Protection Technologies With Beth Anne Pratt -- Ch. 9. Synthesis: No Success Without Access.
ISBN
  • 9780674032156 (pbk.)
  • 0674032152 (pbk.)
LCCN
2008041245
OCLC
256767507
RCP
C - S