Comparative evaluation of a new frugal binocular indirect ophthalmoscope
The Holo has the potential to be a clinically useful yet affordable diagnostic tool suitable for the first time of equipping eye care workers in low resource settings with a BIO at volume.
Promoting Access to Health Technologies in the Post-pandemic Era: Gavi, Global Fund, Unitaid, and Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) Programs
- Medicine, Political ScienceAcademic Society for Appropriate Technology
This study reviewed the programs of Gavi, the Global Fund, Unitaid, and ACT-A, which mitigating barriers to greater use of health technology with an analytic framework and found programs to overcome reluctance to adopt accessible technology include health system strengthening efforts such as the capacity-building health workforces.
Defining and characterizing task-shifting medical devices
- MedicineGlobalization and Health
Ease of use was identified as the most important characteristic that defines a task-shifting medical device, alongside safe and effective, and was strongly associated with enabling peer-to-peer training and maintainability.
Affordable Robotics for Upper Limb Stroke Rehabilitation in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review
- MedicineIEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics
This article presents a literature review on the affordable robots for upper limb stroke rehabilitation that could be suitable in low-resources clinical settings with a focus on the different techniques implemented to reduce production costs.
Defining and Characterizing Task-Shifting Medical Device
- Medicine, Computer Science
The authors have requested that this preprint be withdrawn due to erroneous posting.
Effective Medical Surplus Recovery
We analyze not-for-profit Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations (MSROs) that manage the recovery of surplus (unused or donated) medical products to fulfill the needs of underserved healthcare…
FRUGAL INNOVATIONS: THE FUTURE OF AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
Frugal innovations can play a potential role in bridging the gap between countries and ensure affordable health care for all.
Global pharmacogenomics: Where is the research taking us?
- BiologyGlobal public health
It is argued that research in the field of pharmacogenomics has failed in its promise to contribute to the Millennium Development Goals by reducing global health inequalities.
Design, testing, and scale-up of medical devices for global health: negative pressure wound therapy and non-surgical male circumcision in Rwanda
- Medicine, Political ScienceGlobalization and Health
The experience with medical device innovation in Rwanda is described through two case studies, highlighting approaches taken to accelerate development and facilitate bidirectional flow of information and ongoing challenges to progress in the field of health technology innovation for RLS.
Global Health and Interventional Radiology: Ethical Considerations
- Medicine, Political ScienceCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
It is paramount to examine ethical considerations associated with these global health efforts, defined in this letter as moving towards equitable access to health for all individuals across nations.