In the book Reconfiguring global health innovation, Padmashree Gehl Sampath presents the findings of multi-year research, contrasting experiences of different latecomer countries in building health innovation systems to cater to local needs.
She 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 book presents 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.
Published October 15th 2010 by Routledge – 288 pages