WHO Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies for Low-resource Settings 2011-2014
Assistive Devices, eHealth Solutions, Medical Devices, Other Technologies, Technologies for outbreaks.
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WHO
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241509992 ISBN-10    9241509996
Order Number    19302288 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    40.00 / US$    48.00 Developing countries:    CHF    28.00
English     2016        162   pages
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The objective of this series is to provide a neutral platform of innovative medical devices, assistive devices and eHealth solutions, which are likely to be suitable for use in less resourced settings.

It presents a snapshot of several health technologies which might have the potential to improve health outcomes and the quality of life, or to offer a solution to an unmet medical/health technology need. It is released to acknowledge some success stories and at the same time, to raise awareness of the pressing need for appropriate and affordable design solutions and to encourage more innovative efforts in the field. This effort also aims to encourage greater interaction among ministries of health, procurement officers, donors, technology developers, manufacturers, clinicians, academics and the general public to ensure greater investment in health technology and to move towards universal access to essential health technologies.

This volume now includes 127 technologies from 36 countries, on the following areas: Assistive devices, Basic equipment for health facilities, Devices for infectious diseases and for infection prevention, Healthcare management, Medical imaging, Laboratory, Monitoring, Non-communicable diseases, Reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health, Respiratory support and Surgery.