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By Laura Frost, Michael R. Reich, Tadataka Yamada, Beth Anne Pratt, Alan Fenwick, Howard Thompson

many folks in constructing nations lack entry to overall healthiness applied sciences, even simple ones. Why do those difficulties in entry persist? What might be performed to enhance entry to strong overall healthiness applied sciences, specifically for negative humans in bad international locations?

This e-book solutions these questions via constructing a entire analytical framework for entry and interpreting six case reports to provide an explanation for why a few future health applied sciences completed extra entry than others. The applied sciences contain praziquantel (for the remedy of schistosomiasis), hepatitis B vaccine, malaria swift diagnostic exams, vaccine vial screens for temperature publicity, the Norplant implant contraceptive, and feminine condoms. in keeping with learn experiences commissioned through the invoice & Melinda Gates origin to raised comprehend the advance, adoption, and uptake of well-being applied sciences in negative nations, the publication concludes with particular classes on techniques to enhance entry. those classes should be of willing curiosity to scholars of health and wellbeing and improvement, public well-being pros, and healthiness expertise developers—all who search to enhance entry to wellbeing and fitness applied sciences in terrible nations.

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31 Second, registration of the technology is often required by national regulatory authorities and has in some cases been a reason for delay of product introduction. Registration involves standard procedures to examine the quality, safety, and efficacy of health technologies, and provider and patient information. The process depends in large part on a nation’s regulatory authority policies and market incentives but also on various market imperfections that can slow down the process of regulatory approval.

51 Uvin. Whyte, Lotte Meinert, and Betty Kyaddondo, “Treating AIDS: Dilemmas of Unequal Access in Uganda,” in Global Pharmaceuticals: Ethics, Markets, Practices, eds. Adriana Petryna, Andrew Lakoff, and Arthur Kleinman (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006), 240–262. CHAPTER 3 Praziquantel: Access to Medicines With Alan Fenwick and Howard Thompson 40 | C H A P T E R 3 | P ra z i q uantel This chapter examines the processes in expanding access to prazi­ quantel, the drug of choice for treatment of schistosomiasis.

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