Reconfiguring Global Health Innovation

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Overview

Reconfiguring Global Health Innovation presents the findings of multi-year research, contrasting experiences of different latecomer countries in building health innovation systems to cater to local needs. It analyses the emerging industrial structures in health innovation as more and more latecomer countries are foraying into what is a highly difficult and technologically intensive sector, with the aim of finding ways and means to balance these promising developments with public health needs worldwide.

The bookpresents empirical findings from six countries across Asia and Africa on health innovation, namely, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria. The book concludes that the growth of knowledge and the accumulation of capabilities influence the ability of a country to generate wealth.

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Meet the Author

Padmashree Gehl Sampath is Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Research Fellow at the United Nations University-MERIT.
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Overview 1. The Global Health Imperative 2. Sectoral Systems for Health Innovation and Development Part 2: Empirical Evidence from Asia and Africa 3. India’s Advanced Capacity in Health Innovation 4. Health Innovation Systems in Bangladesh and Vietnam 5. Kenya’s Health Innovation Capacity 6. Nigeria’s and Tanzania’s Incipient Health Innovation Capacity Part 3: Bridging the Health Divide: Inequality, Competitiveness and Delivery Issues 7. Health Innovation and Latecomer Development: Comparative Insights 8. Bridging the Health Divide: Institutional Capacity in Latecomers

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