Appropriate Technology For Primary Health Care
Appropriate Technology for Primary Health Care is the proceedings of the national workshop on Appropriate Technology for Primary Health Care held at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) New Delhi from 23-26 April. Appropriate technology has been comprehended as a combination of social imagination and technology innovation and simply, any technology that makes the most economical use of the country's natural resources and its relative proportion of capital labour and skills that contribute to national and social goals. Where Machinery and/or equipment is involved, it should be simple to run and repair. It should be locally produced as far as possible. It does not require any great depth of understanding to apply these general precepts to the field of health- and from there to the area of primary health care.
The discussions in the conference focused on Rehabilitation in Primary health care, Medical care component of primary health care, primary health care; organization, resource, mobilization and traditional medicine, communicable disease control and community participation, health manpower for primary health care, preventive and promotive aspects in primary health care, health information for primary health care, family planning in primary health care, environmental sanitation and rural development and primary health care.