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Affordable healthcare is a large global need- in both the developing and developed world. In the developing world, affordability is a key factor determining whether healthcare solutions are able to reach the masses. In the developed world, the continuously ballooning healthcare costs are a large threat to the sustainability of the healthcare system.
UK has been a leader in developing and innovating healthcare solutions as well as deploying them for public use. India has demonstrated some outstanding examples in delivering affordable health care to the masses.
One of the main aims of the one-day workshop in Chennai was to bring together a select group of UK and Indian counterparts with shared or complementary interests to discuss emerging needs, opportunities and challenges that would in turn help develop a roadmap for future activities.
The workshop emphasized devices and diagnostics where experts from UK and India demonstrated excellent case study examples related to technology development and innovation; and challenges encountered in the deployment of affordable healthcare solutions for the people at large.