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Improving health-care delivery in low-resource settings with nanotechnology: Challenges in multiple dimensions

Abstract In the two decades after 1990, the rates of child and maternal mortality dropped by over 40% and 47%, respectively. Despite these improvements, which are in part due to increased access to medical technologies, profound health disparities exist. In 2015, a child born in a developing region is nearly eight times as likely to die before the age of 5 than one born in a developed region and developing regions accounted for nearly 99% of the maternal deaths. Recent developments in nanotechnology, however, have great potential to ameliorate these and other health disparities by providing new cost-effective solutions for diagnosis or treatment of a variety of medical conditions. Affordability is only one of the several challenges that will need to... (more)
Created Date 2017-03-29
Contributor Abbas, James (ASU author) / Smith, Barbara (ASU author) / Poluta, Mladen (Author) / Velazquez-Berumen, Adriana (Author) / Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering / School of Biomedical and Health Systems Engineering / Center for Adaptive Neural Systems
Type Text
Extent 14 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1177/1849543517701158 / ISSN: 1849-5435
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Citation Abbas, J. J., Smith, B., Poluta, M., & Velazquez-Berumen, A. (2017). Improving health-care delivery in low-resource settings with nanotechnology. Nanobiomedicine, 4, 184954351770115. doi:10.1177/1849543517701158
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