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Adoption of Health Technologies in India
Implications for the AIDS Vaccine


© 2007 | 236 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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
Foreword
 
PART ONE: ADOPTING THE AIDS VACCINE IN INDIA: PROGNOSIS AND PROSPECTUS
 
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
 
References
 
Index

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