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

By Indrani Gupta

The 1st of its type, this publication examines the adoption of 4 wellbeing and fitness 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 many of the dimensions, strengths, and weaknesses of adoption of health and wellbeing applied sciences in India, but in addition how and the place extra realization should be paid in regards to the adoption of the AIDS vaccine.

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Inter-state differentials can be the result of calculations of requirements, and need not always imply inequities. (c) Rural-urban Dimension Another consideration from the equity perspective is the rural-urban spread of the technology—an important issue Introduction and Rationale for Study 35 for India, where a majority of the population resides in the rural areas. 6. Demand Issues (a) Acceptability/Information and Knowledge A critical factor in adoption remains that of acceptance by those who need it the most.

Also, it is important to note that from time to time directives are issued on a particular technology that is implemented through the various layers of the government. Often, as has been the case with NSV, directives, with fairly far reaching implications, are issued, which change the course and quality of the adoption. Role of Central/State/Local Governments Since all the technologies considered were public sector ones, it is a given that different layers of the government would be involved in the implementation of the programmes.

It can be concluded 58 Adoption of Health Technologies in India that demand generation with dissemination of correct information—which is the cornerstone of a successful adoption—has been somewhat of a weak area in the adoption of two of the technologies. Availability and Accessibility The experience of UIP (and therefore Hep B) indicates that coverage has remained low in backward areas/states, tribal areas, small and inaccessible villages. Poor accessibility has, therefore, been a concern in the UIP programme.

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