Advanced healthcare technologies that are available in urban cities are scanty in rural country side. To reduce the healthcare disparity, indigenous efforts are required; for its R&D as well as to improve the supply chain. This review proposes, a campaign named “FAs for Blood Loss in Emergency (FABLE)” for rural India. Through this campaign new advanced first aids (FAs) and point of care systems (POCs) needed to be developed using advanced biomaterials. Another requirement is that, the rational use of these technologies needs to be ensured in rural India. Pharmacists are effectively participating in public health in rural side, can significantly contribute towards the R&D and rational use of these medical technologies. FABLE campaign is to motivate academia to network with other stake holders to develop project based academic programs for early introduction of students to technology development to make these technologies affordable and accessible. This can help bigger national campaigns such as Make in India and Vision 2035 successful in terms of serving the global needs.
Dr. Kaladhar Kamalasanan, “"FABLE” First aids (FAs) for Blood Loss in Emergency-Campaign for Rural India Exploring Pharmacists”, Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs , vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 33-40, 2017.