Ilesh Jani

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Reply to [ARCHIVED] Advancing Care Delivery: Driving Demand and Supply of Diagnostics

Oct. 2, 2015
My closing remarks on the discussion Health technologies are a critical element of a contemporary health system and play a significant role in delivering universal health coverage - leaving no one behind. While good frameworks have been built for some technologies (e.g. drugs), diagnostics have lagged behind. It seems that ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Advancing Care Delivery: Driving Demand and Supply of Diagnostics

Oct. 1, 2015
To ensure the right patient gets the right diagnostic test and appropriate treatment, what would the ideal delivery system look like for HIV, TB, malaria and HPV in your setting? This question can't be dealt with using a vertical, disease-focused, approach. In my opinion, current weaknesses are system-wide and an ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Advancing Care Delivery: Driving Demand and Supply of Diagnostics

Sept. 29, 2015
What policies regulate or impact the use of diagnostics in your setting? As pointed by many of us in the last few days, regulation of diagnostics is generally poor in low-income countries. Many countries have relatively good systems for drugs, vaccines and biologicals and this constitutes an opportunity for diagnostics ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Advancing Care Delivery: Driving Demand and Supply of Diagnostics

Sept. 25, 2015
How are new diagnostics introduced in your country, and who makes decisions about which diagnostics will be covered by insurance schemes (if applicable)? In the setting where I work there is no formal process to introduce diagnostics in the national health service. In the last decade there have been good ...

Reply to [ARCHIVED] Advancing Care Delivery: Driving Demand and Supply of Diagnostics

Sept. 24, 2015
Do you see advantages to importing, versus locally manufacturing, diagnostics? Few low-income countries have the technological capacity to manufacture diagnostics. Perhaps this question would be more relevant to middle-income countries. If cost is all that matters, then perhaps importing all diagnostics would lead to cost savings for the health system. ...


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