Indrani Gupta's Adoption of Health Technologies in India: Implications for PDF

By Indrani Gupta

ISBN-10: 0761935908

ISBN-13: 9780761935902

ISBN-10: 8132101367

ISBN-13: 9788132101369

The 1st of its type, this booklet examines the adoption of 4 overall healthiness applied sciences in India-Hepatitis B, No Scalpel Vasectomy, Voluntary Counseling and trying out, and Antiretroviral remedy. utilizing a suite of parameters, the authors not just convey to gentle many of the dimensions, strengths, and weaknesses of adoption of overall healthiness applied sciences in India, but in addition how and the place extra realization should be paid with reference to the adoption of the AIDS vaccine.

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3 NSV was developed in 1974 by Dr Li Shunqiang of the ‘Chongqing Family Planning Research Institute’, at the Sichuan province in China. A team of international 3 Vasectomy is a simple operation that divides the tubes that carry the sperm in the body. These tubes arise from the testicles and go into the urinary passage, blocking off the passage of sperms into semen. This, therefore, makes unprotected intercourse safe, from the point of view of conception. This is a permanent method of contraception, and is generally recommended only when the desired family size has been achieved.

We discuss each of these parameters in greater detail. Introduction and Rationale for Study 31 1. Timing of Adoption A technology—if available in the world—should be adopted by the country at the earliest possible instance, if required. This means that if there is a recognised and evidence-based need for a technology that, it is believed, will make a significant difference to a large segment of the population, little time should elapse between the availability of the technology in the world and the adoption of it by a country.

The concept of VCT has evolved over time. It started with the application of the indirect ELISA (Enzyme-linked Immmunosorbent Assay) to detect the antibodies to HTLV (HIV)—as an etiological agent causing AIDS—as early as in 1983 (Saxinger and Gallo 1983). Emphasis in the early use of these testing methods was restricted to the screening of blood and organ donors (WHO 1985, CDC 1985b). In 1986, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) released a set of recommendations referring to counselling and voluntary serological testing for individuals at ‘increased risk’.

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