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
(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
Section (II) Seven principles of country empowerment in the global
health technology market;
Section (III) Three country case studies on health product adoption;
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.
Identifying Ways to Support the Informed Introduction of New Health Technologies in Developing Countries. A report to the UK Department for International Development.