Lead Author: Michael Reich
Additional Author: Laura J. Frost
Organization: Harvard School of Public Health


I have coauthored a book, called: "Access: How do good health technologies get to poor people in poor countries?" with Laura J. Frost, published by Harvard University Press in 2008. 

"Many people in developing countries lack access to health technologies, even basic ones. Why do these problems in access persist? What can be done to improve access to good health technologies, especially for poor people in poor countries? This book answers those questions by developing a comprehensive analytical framework for access and examining six case studies to explain why some health technologies achieved more access than others."

The book and its approach to access may be of interest to the High-Level Commission.

The full text of the book is downloadable for free from: http://www.accessbook.org/