Making Global Health Care Innovation Work Standardization and Localization

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-10-23
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Global Health is increasingly becoming a political, professional, and academic field of its own. New players and cross-border collaborations have emerged to solve some of the world's most daunting public health problems, resulting in a multitude of global health care innovations across different institutional and cultural settings. With these innovations often comes the underlying assumption that we can find universal solutions if only we can overcome the challenges posed by different contexts. Making Global Health Care Innovations Work is the first book that studies this tension between universal and localized health care innovations and provides a diverse account on how global health care innovations are and can be connected to local practices. Using approaches from science and technology studies (STS), innovation studies, development studies, and public health, the book contributes to the discussion on standardization and localization of global health innovations.

Author Biography

Nora Engel is Assistant Professor of Global Health at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Her work focuses on innovation dynamics in global health challenges (such as tuberculosis) and on the sociology of diagnostics and innovations at the point-of-care in India and South Africa.

Ine Van Hoyweghen is Research Professor at the Centre for Sociological Research (CeSO) at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Her work focuses on the societal, regulatory, and ethical dimensions of biomedicine. She is a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB).

Anja Krumeich is Associate Professor of Global Health at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and director of the Maastricht Global Health program. Her research applies insights from medical anthropology, participatory research, critical ethnography, and Science and Technology Studies on the interaction between local and global dimensions of health and health care practice and on issues of governance in global health in Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

Table of Contents

1.Informed Consent And Knowledge Translation: Perspectives On Clinical Trials From A Ghanaian Community; Lloyd Akrong, Klasien Horstman, and Daniel K. Arhinful
2.Local Perspectives On Universal Bioethics: A Qualitative Study On Informed Consent, South India; Inge A. S. Van Alphen, Nora Engel, and Mario Vaz
3.Payments In Clinical Research: Views And Experiences Of Participants In South Africa; Olga Zvonareva and Nora Engel
4.Community Health Workers In A Community-Based Tuberculosis Programme: Linking Different Social Worlds; Phuong Nguyen Thi Mai and Nora Engel
5.The Forgotten Age Group: Why Children Aged 5-14 Are Succumbing To Malaria. An Exploratory Study in Western Kenya; Marianne Eelens and Agnes Meershoek
6.The Translation Of Nutri-Epigenetics Into Public Health Policy: The Case Of Folic Acid Supplementation; Maria M.C. Verhagen, Angela Brand, and Elena Ambrosino
7.Social Confounders Of Vaccine Response; Meilee Ling, Angela Brand, and Elena Ambrosino
8.Different Perspectives on Research and Development Incentives for Diseases of the Poor; Lois A. Murray and David Townend
9.The Influence Of Intellectual Property Protection On Drug Development For Neglected Tropical Diseases; Aimée Uwland and David Townend

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