Posts by Urvashi Prasad
It is often assumed that if there is a health care problem and a solution, people who are suffering will clamour for the solution. However, the reality is that people need to be educated about the risks and benefits before their buy-in can be obtained. Therefore, effective communication is a critical part of any public health program.
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The Psychology of Technology: Health solutions are effective only if the perspectives of all stakeholders are taken into account
While technology can be an important enabler in strengthening the implementation of health care systems and scaling up, there are prerequisites for it to be successful. Some of the most important factors that influence the success of a technology are acceptability, ease of use, flexibility, managing vested interests and collaborative development effort.
Sustainable Access to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation: Lessons learned from market-based approaches in India
After working with a number of key players in the water and sanitation business, the author, Urvashi Prasad, has compiled a list of factors that could enable for-profit players to fulfill the dual objectives of making profits and doing social good by bringing essential services to people who need them the most.