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

By Indrani Gupta

The 1st of its sort, this publication examines the adoption of 4 overall healthiness 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 carry to mild a few of the dimensions, strengths, and weaknesses of adoption of future health applied sciences in India, but additionally how and the place extra awareness should be paid in regards to the adoption of the AIDS vaccine.

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While clinical advances were bringing down the AIDSrelated morbidity and mortality in the developed countries, the burden of HIV was increasing at an unprecedented 46 Adoption of Health Technologies in India rate in the developing countries. Only a few pharmaceutical companies in the world were producing the ARV drugs, and this ‘monopolistic (or oligopolistic) market structure and asymmetries of information in favour of suppliers were the main reasons for price discrimination and high costs, which in turn were the major deterrents for accessing ARVs’ (Lucchini et al.

Thus, pricing of the final as well as complementary products/services would play an important role from the demand side of the adoption process. The study used data and information from all possible sources: literature reviews of published and unpublished articles, national data sets, other sources of data, reports, research studies and discussions/interviews with key individuals. Thus, in-depth interviews with individuals from the key ministries of the government, NGOs, WHO and other international organisations, physicians, programme managers, researchers and representatives of key sectors formed a major part of the inputs into the research.

Since the Hepatitis B pilot programme has been launched as part of the UIP, the analysis also helps in understanding the Hepatitis B programme. 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.

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