Innovation and technology for global public health

  • Piot P
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Abstract

Recent decades have been marked by the explosive development of innovative scientific, technological and business products and processes. Despite their immense impact on health globally, little has been accomplished in the field of global public health to incorporate, address and harness such innovations in practice. In order to meet the world's growing health needs, it is essential that global public health accepts and adapts to these innovations. Moreover, such innovations must be implemented equitably in ways that will best serve their intended recipients, without deepening health- and access-related disparities. This article will briefly discuss the wide array of technologies in the pipeline that will affect global public health practice, their impact on the field and on populations and the issues facing the field in adopting these innovations. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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  • Biomedical Technology
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Humans
  • Public Health Practice
  • World Health
  • antiretrovirus agent
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  • biotechnology
  • clinical practice
  • drug industry
  • economic development
  • electronics
  • global public health
  • health care
  • health care access
  • health care delivery
  • health care disparity
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  • information technology
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  • public health
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