This project set out to examine the factors that affect how new health technology products are introduced and adopted in developing countries. The goal was to increase opportunities for new products to help improve health status in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through accelerated product adoption. It was hypothesized that achieving this goal requires improved interactions between the global health technology market and LMICs in the adoption of new products. In other words, the market needs to provide products that meet country needs, and countries need to be able to adopt products that meet their needs.
The study had three objectives:
(1) To understand the market environment for global health technologies;
(2) To understand how countries adopt new health products; and
(3) To develop recommendations to support interactions between countries and the health technology market.
This project report has four sections:
Section (I) Global health technology market and low- and middle-income countries;
Section (II) Seven principles of country empowerment in the global health technology market;
Section (III) Three country case studies on health product adoption; and
Section (IV) Conclusions and next steps.
PATH. Identifying Ways to Support the Informed Introduction of New Health Technologies in Developing Countries. A report to the UK Department for International Development. PATH, Seattle, WA, USA (2012) 54 pp.