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Commercial Approaches to Providing Safe Water in India: A Literature Review

This is part of a series of project briefs discussing the activities, research findings, and field experiences of PATH’s Safe Water Project. The briefs are available in two formats: one for onscreen viewing and one for booklet-style printing.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: January 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Directions in Global Health (Volume 4, Issue 3)

This issue of Directions in Global Health profiles five aspects of PATH's work: our regional efforts to control tuberculosis, the development of and new applications for the Uniject device, a study evaluating storage of hepatitis B vaccine outside of the cold chain, promotion of condom use among young people, and PATH's procurement team.

Publication date: January 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Non-Instrumented Nucleic Acid Amplification

A report on selecting and testing phase change materials for their ability to maintain a temperature range for duration sufficient to drive a PCR reaction.  Presented at: Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems VI, January 22, 2008; San Jose, CA.

Author: Tang D, LaBarre P, Weigl BH, Stayton PS

Publication date: January 2008

Region: Global

Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Fact Sheets

The USAID-funded Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI) has developed numerous fact sheets on postpartum hemorrhage to educate individuals on its severity and how it can be avoided through active management of the third stage of labor.

Author: Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI)

Publication date: 2008

Region: Global

Assessing Ultra Rice

This document briefly examines some of the research that has been conducted on Ultra Rice. From positive consumer acceptance and nutrient retention studies to impressive efficacy trials on improving vitamin A and iron levels, Ultra Rice has been proven to be an effective, low-cost rice fortification technology.

Publication date: November 2007

Region: Global

Final Report: Evaluation of Three Reuse-Prevention Feature Reconstitution Syringes in Three Districts of Indonesia

In 2007, UNICEF asked PATH to conduct a field evaluation of three World Health Organization prequalified reuse-prevention feature syringes used for vaccine reconstitution during a measles campaign on Lombok, Indonesia. The evaluation sought to identify the training and introduction requirements of these syringes and establish an understanding of their acceptability, performance, and safety during field use.

Publication date: November 2007

Region: Global

Indian Regulatory Systems for Product Approval

Available on CD-ROM, this interactive tool addresses the Indian regulatory systems for product approval in the areas of drugs, vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics, and biofortified foods. It compares the Indian and US Food and Drugs approval processes; lists key institutions and individuals in India involved in regulatory approvals; lists organizations, committees, and groups that are part of the regulatory system; and provides a database of referenced extracts of key legislations, forms, and templates. This interactive tool allows users to build and analyze various scenarios of product approval applications. Easy-to-navigate and hyperlinked flowcharts provide indicative timelines for approvals, so users can map the various stages in the approval process.

Publication date: November 2007

Region: Asia

Directions in Global Health (Volume 4, Issue 2)

This special issue of Directions in Global Health features PATH's work in women's health. Featured projects include Sure Start; the Maternal and Newborn Health Technology Initiative; the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative; Global Campaign for Microbicides; SILCS diaphragm; the PATH Woman's Condom; microbicide applicators; AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance II Western Province; and Spring Bud Healthy Development.

Publication date: September 2007

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Evaluation of a Retractable Syringe in South Africa: Acceptability, Safety, and Cost Implications

In 2006 and 2007, PATH assessed the acceptability, perception of safety, effect on waste management, and cost implications of using retractable syringes in immunization and curative settings in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The research included focus group discussions and individual interviews, observations, an anonymous questionnaire, and a spreadsheet-based model to estimate costs, benefits, and cost-effectiveness.

Publication date: September 2007

Region: Global

A Comparative Performance Evaluation of Flocked Swabs Versus Dacron® Swabs for Use With an Immunodiagnostic STI Assay in a Population of High Risk Women in Bolivia

This study assessed the impact of a new sampling device on the performance of a rapid immunochromatographic strip test for chlamydia under development at PATH. The results of endocervical samples collected on flocked swabs were compared to results from those collected with Dacron® swabs. Presented at: 17th Meeting of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR), July 29, 2007; Seattle, WA

Author: Barfield C, Tinajeros F, Revollo R, et al

Publication date: July 2007

Region: Global

Evaluation of Syndromic Management for Chlamydia Trachomatis in STI Clinics in Bolivia

A comparison of the sensitivity and specificity of syndromic management for diagnosis of chlamydia to PCR-based reference methods in a large sample of women in Bolivia. Presented at: International Society for STD Research (ISSTDR), July 26, 2007; Seattle, WA.

Author: Steele M, Tinajeros F, Cohen J, et al

Publication date: July 2007

Region: Global

Directions in Global Health (Volume 4, Issue 1)

This special issue of Directions in Global Health highlights PATH's vaccine partnership efforts: PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), pneumococcal vaccine development project, Meningitis Vaccine Project, cervical cancer vaccine project, and Rotavirus Vaccine Program. The issue also features a case study of the vaccine vial monitor.

Author: PATH

Publication date: May 2007

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Field Evaluation of the Acceptability and Feasibility of Syringe Melters in Indonesia

In 2006, PATH conducted a field evaluation of three syringe melters temporarily placed in five health centers in Kulon Progo District, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The evaluation assessed the performance of the devices, acceptability by health workers, fit into the existing waste-management system, and potential design modifications. The evaluation demonstrated that, while feasible, the introduction of syringe melting into an existing health care waste management system may require significant shifts in waste-management practices. 

Publication date: May 2007

Region: Global

Microfluidics for the Developing World

A visual introduction to the potential advantages of microfluidics as a platform for diagnostic tests in low-resource settings.

Author: Barclay AR

Publication date: May 2007

Region: Global

Collection, Processing, Storage, and Transport of Dry Blood Spots for the Assessment of Vitamin A Deficiency in the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2006

As part of the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2006, this study collected results of Vitamin A deficiency tests from a representative sample of women aged 15–49 and children aged 6–59 months. Presented at: First International Micronutrient Forum, April 16, 2007; Istanbul, Turkey.

Author: Baingana R, Kasozi D, Garrett D, Fort A

Publication date: April 2007

Region: Global

Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) Learning Materials

The USAID-funded Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative developed a learning package on the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage consisting of a reference manual, participant’s notebook, and facilitator’s guide. This learning package was developed for use by nurses, midwives, and doctors providing childbirth and immediate postpartum care. Information about implementing active management of the third stage of labor is featured in this reference manual as well as the corresponding participant’s notebook and facilitator’s guide. The reference manuals and facilitators' guides are available as one large file and also in smaller sections for easier downloading.

Author: Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI)

Publication date: 2007

Region: Global

Clean Delivery Kit: a Timeline of PATH's Involvement

This document provides a timeline of the Clean Delivery Kit project at PATH.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Global

Demonstrating Needle Remover Use to Improve Sharps Waste Management in Vietnam

PATH and Vietnam's National Expanded Program on Immunization pilot tested the use of a needle-remover device in rural Vietnam. This fact sheet reports on health workers' experience that needle removers were easy to operate, safe, and effective for treating contaminated syringes at health centers and in the community.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

Developing an Introduction Strategy For Needle Removers

This document briefly describes the core components needed to introduce and use needle removers in a safe and sustainable manner.

Author: Berman A

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

Evaluation of a Needle Remover Demonstration Project: A Study From Huong Khe District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam

PATH and the Vietnam Ministry of Health implemented a six-month demonstration project in Huong Khe District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, to assess the acceptability, performance, and impact on waste disposal of a manual needle remover introduced at commune health centers. The results of this demonstration project will enable the Vietnam National Immunization Program to explore alternative methods that may be more effective and appropriate than current practices for managing medical waste at the commune level. This report provides background, methodology, results, discussion, and references associated with an evaluation of the project.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

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