Access : how do good health technologies get to poor people in poor countries?
Author(s)/Editor(s): Frost LJ & Reich MR
Publisher/Organizer: Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 264
A growing literature examines the challenges that confront efforts to address particular barriers (such as pricing or patents or end-user demand). As part of this project, we conducted a literature review on specific barriers to access and produced an annotated bibliography of 44 selected recent articles.4 But few studies have comprehensively explored the many social, economic, political, and cultural processes that shape access to health technologies in developing countries—including how such technologies are perceived differently by key players.
This book explores the challenges and approaches to improving access to health technologies for poor people in poor countries. Our goals are to develop and illustrate a way to think systematically about the barriers to access and to identify strategies that can help improve access……”