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Subject: Maternal and child health > Miscellaneous

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Mobile Application for Dosing and Dilution of Magnesium Sulfate

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work in collaboration with the University of Washington to develop a mobile application for magnesium sulfate administration for the treatment of preeclampsia and eclampsia. The application includes a dosing calculator and a detailed checklist based on World Health Organization protocol and is designed specifically to address the challenges of correctly calculating the dosage.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Child Health in Tanzania: Identifying Policy Pathways to Help Prevent Child Deaths From Pneumonia and Diarrhea

This brief provides policy recommendations to help Tanzania reduce the impacts of pneumonia and diarrhea and ensure all children have the chance to lead healthy lives.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Africa

Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Global Program Website

This website about PATH’s Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition global program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Program websites

Noninvasive Technology for Anemia Detection

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work to advance an accurate, noninvasive device that could be used to screen for anemia in low-resource settings at the point of care by minimally trained health workers.

Publication date: November 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

New Design of the Ceramic Water Pot

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on a new ceramic water pot designed to filter water for consumers in low-resource settings.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Rectal Delivery of Magnesium Sulfate: Simplifying Anticonvulsant Therapy for Severe Preeclampsia/Eclampsia

Magnesium sulfate is the most effective, low-cost treatment for preeclampsia/eclampsia, the second leading cause of maternal death in developing countries; yet it is widely underutilized. In this poster, created for the 2013 Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange, PATH proposed to develop a rectally delivered mucoadhesive gel containing magnesium sulfate. This will increase overall access to and the use of a critical anticonvulsant therapy for women with severe, life-threatening preeclampsia/eclampsia.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Tackling Pneumonia and Diarrhea Together: A Mapping Brief of Global Strategies for Pneumonia and Diarrheal Disease

This policy brief highlights the array of global policies related to pneumonia and diarrheal disease and how the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea, released by the World Health Organization and UNICEF in April 2013, supports all of these efforts by providing an integrated framework for addressing both diseases.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Assessment of Respiratory Rate Counters

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to identify and evaluate respiratory rate counters for the diagnosis of childhood pneumonia in low-resource settings. These include existing as well as innovative technologies in development.

Publication date: June 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

mPneumonia Application

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work to develop a cell phone–based application to assist with management of childhood pneumonia in resource-limited settings. Called the mPneumonia application, it will incorporate a digital version of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness algorithm with a software-based respiratory rate counter and a pulse oximeter, providing a user-friendly diagnostic and management tool.

Publication date: June 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

User-Friendly Product Presentation: Amoxicillin Dispersible Tablets for the Treatment of Childhood Pneumonia

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work to evaluate existing package designs for amoxicillin dispersible tablets for the treatment of childhood pneumonia. The project will develop preliminary concepts for improved product design to facilitate distribution and clear instructions to facilitate treatment adherence.

Publication date: June 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Non-Pneumatic Antishock Garment: Establishing High-Quality, Affordable Manufacturing and Distribution

At the 2013 Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Elizabeth Abu Haydar—a PATH public health specialist—presented an overview of PATH’s work activities on the non-pneumatic antishock garment in a workshop discussing local manufacturing and logistics.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Common Requirements for Maternal Health Information Systems: Produced With the Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology

This document presents a set of requirements that translate the needs of maternal health practitioners into the language of software and systems engineering. The document can inform software development for health systems worldwide and maternal health in particular.

Author: Taylor C, Luchitsky A, Lubinski D, Peloso L, Wilson K

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Global

Echoing Success: Expanding Promotion of Home Water Treatment Through the Antenatal Water and Hygiene Kit Program in Malawi

Since 2006, PATH has investigated how commercial market forces can help extend access to safe water in developing countries and reduce waterborne disease. Promoting household water treatment and storage products targeted to low-income consumers is a key part of the strategy. This project brief summarizes PATH's work in Malawi working with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess the effects of an innovative program that promoted chlorine disinfectants for household water treatment to pregnant women seeking antenatal care.

Author: Kols A, Wood S, Schlanger K

Publication date: September 2012

Region: Africa

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Sanitation: A Strategic Approach

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet provides an overview of PATH’s sanitation strategy, which addresses access and sustainability in four key areas: market approaches, technology and products, financing, and an overall sanitation framework focused on end users in low-resource settings.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Integrating Early Childhood Development Project

This fact sheet describes PATH’s Integrating Early Childhood Development (I-ECD) Project in Kenya and Mozambique, which is funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. I-ECD works with existing PATH projects to integrate and strengthen ECD services in communities and facilities and support multi-sectoral linkages and collaboration.

Publication date: April 2012

Region: Africa

Understanding Why Women Adopt and Sustain Home Water Treatment: Insights From Qualitative Research in Malawi

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and safe storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This poster summarizes the findings of PATH's work with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the effects of an innovative program that promoted a chlorine disinfectant for treatment of water at home to pregnant women seeking antenatal care. This poster was presented at the Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy conference hosted by the University of North Carolina Water Institute in October 2011.

Author: Foster J, Wood S

Publication date: October 2011

Region: Africa

Improving Health for Families Everywhere: PATH Reaches Mothers, Children, and Communities With Key Innovations for Strong Futures

PATH has worked to improve maternal and child health, nutrition, and family planning in developing countries for more than 30 years. This brochure describes our integrated approach to reach mothers, children, and communities with key innovations for strong futures.

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Community Health Workers' Manual

PATH developed this manual for community health workers to facilitate and support the implementation of the AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA) II project’s community-based activities in Eastern, Nyanza, and Western provinces of Kenya. The manual was developed with funding from the US Agency for International Development. It is available as one large file or as 17 smaller files.

Publication date: July 2007

Region: Africa

The Peer Family Experience

This is one of a series of fact sheets that describe PATH's current and past work in Kenya. The fact sheets focus on specific projects as well as unique approaches that cut across projects. This fact sheet describes work of the Peer Family Program, one of the most unique and successful interventions of AMKENI, a project aimed at increasing use of integrated HIV and AIDS, family planning, reproductive health, and child survival services in Western and Coast provinces.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Using Culture to Change Behavior

This fact sheet describes how the Culture and Health Program (CHAPS) uses a small grants program to catalyze local action.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

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