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Adoption of Health Technologies in India

Adoption of Health Technologies in India
Implications for the AIDS Vaccine

First Edition

236 pages | SAGE India
The effectiveness of a new health technology is judged by both its accessibility and also the extent to which it has been adopted in a particular country. With the possibility of an AIDS vaccine in the near future, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has emphasized the need for countries to prepare well in advance for its smooth access and adoption. Reiterating IAVI's appeal, this book ably captures the course India needs to take for the successful adoption and implementation of the AIDS vaccine in India.

The first of its kind, this book examines the adoption of four health technologies in India—Hepatitis B, No Scalpel Vasectomy, Voluntary Counseling and Testing, and Antiretroviral Treatment. Using a set of parameters, the authors not only bring to light the various dimensions, strengths, and weaknesses of adoption of health technologies in India, but also how and where more attention needs to be paid with regard to the adoption of the AIDS vaccine.
Kanchan Chopra
PART ONE: Adopting the AIDS Vaccine in India: Progosis and Prospectus
Introduction and Rationale for the Study
Introduction to Selected Health Technologies
Adoption of Health Technology in India
A Summary of Major Findings

Lessons for the Adoption of the Aids Vaccine
Summary and Conclusions
PART TWO: Analysis: Selected Case Studies of Adoption of Health Technologies In India
Universal Immunisation Programme
Hepatitis B Immunisation
No-Scalpel Vasectomy
Voluntary Counselling and Testing
Antiretroviral Therapy in India

Indrani Gupta

Indrani Gupta is Professor and Head, Health Policy Research Unit, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. She is a member of the Technical Review Panel of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the WHO South-East Asia Advisory Committee on Health Insurance. She has also been a consultant at the Policy Research Unit of the World Bank from 1991 to 1995, and a research analyst at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Maryland in 1991. She has written a number of reports and research papers on health and health technologies. More About Author

Mayur Trivedi

Mayur Trivedi is Assistant Professor, Health Policy Research Unit, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. He has also worked as a consultant from 2003 to 2006 and as a project officer in 2003 at the Health Policy Research Unit of the Institute of Economic Growth. His main areas of interest being HIV/AIDS and health financing, he has written a number of papers and reports. More About Author

Subodh Kandamuthan

Subodh Kandamuthan is faculty in Health Economics, Institute of Health Systems, Hyderabad. A Ph.D. in economics from the Institute of Economic and Social Change, Bangalore, he has co-written a number of papers for various journals. More About Author

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