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Creating access to health technologies in poor countries.

Authors
  • Frost, Laura J
  • Reich, Michael R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Health affairs (Project Hope)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
28
Issue
4
Pages
962–973
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.28.4.962
PMID: 19597194
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Many people in developing countries lack access to health technologies. We present seven findings about processes that shape access, based on analysis of six case histories: praziquantel to treat schistosomiasis (a parasitic worm disease), hepatitis B vaccine, the Norplant contraceptive, malaria rapid diagnostic tests, vaccine vial monitors, and the female condom. Each case study is assessed with a comprehensive framework that examines the effects of architecture, availability, affordability, and adoption on creating access. The analysis shows that access to health technology in poor countries is difficult to achieve because of multiple obstacles, but it can be created under certain conditions.

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