This June, the Global Health Council published a new report, Product Development, Delivery Bottleneck: A Follow-up Report from the Global Health Council’s Research Symposium. The report is the product of the Global Health Council’s Research Symposium, which was held on May 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. The product delivery process is a key component of ensuring that essential medicines, health related products and services reach the people who need them. Ultimately, the effectiveness of new products or services is limited by the ability of people to access and willingness to use them. Using malaria as an example, the 2009 Symposium focused on identifying pitfalls in the development-to-delivery pipeline, determining ways in which operations research can be used to find solutions, and exploring the role of community participation in this process. The report includes a brief overview of the product delivery process, the presentations of Research Symposium speakers and summaries from group discussions related to the topic.
To read the Council’s new report, Product Development, Delivery Bottleneck: A Follow-up Report from the Global Health Council’s Research Symposium, please visit: http://www.globalhealth.org/images/pdf/publications/2009_symposium.pdf