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Maximizing the Impact of Our Work: PATH's Impact Initiatives Drive Innovation and Improve Health Outcomes Through Targeted Investments

This fact sheet highlights PATH's Impact Initiatives. Through these initiatives, cross-program teams identify high-priority health areas for improvement, set institutional goals, and then mobilize resources to achieve them. Each initiative focuses on carefully selected countries and innovations.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

Mucosal Immunization Technologies

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on mucosal immunization technologies.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Optimize: Guatemala Report

This report presents the results and lessons learned in a collaborative effort between the Guatemala Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS), the Pan American Health Organization, and project Optimize. The demonstration project attempted to respond to the challenge of introducing new vaccines in Guatemala by implementing an information system for managing individual vaccination records and logistics. For this purpose, two integrated modules were created in the health information system “SIGSA Web.”

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Latin America

Part of series: Project Optimize country reports

Optimize: South Sudan Report

Project Optimize, a five-year partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO) and PATH, conducted a small implementation activity in South Sudan. The goal of the activity was to test the feasibility and usefulness of implementing a mobile and cloud-based vaccine stock management information system capable of providing EPI staff at all levels timely access to vaccine stock and demand data. This report summarizes the results of the activity.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Project Optimize country reports

PATH Today (Fall 2013)

This issue of PATH Today shares PATH's integrated approach to tackling diarrheal disease and tells the story of Jane Wamalwa, who lost lost three children to diarrhea before becoming a community health worker. It also includes stories on PATH's work in safe water and women-initiated contraceptives, and a profile of donor Dr. Jon Younger.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: PATH Today

PATH's Work in Tuberculosis: Collaborating on Innovative and Sustainable Solutions for a TB-Free World

Since 2001, PATH has brought our global health expertise and innovative approaches to the fight against tuberculosis. We work hand in hand with global partners with a special focus on high-burden countries.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Paving the Way for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prevention: Vaccine Development Against a Widespread Cause of Respiratory Illness in Infants and Young Children

This fact sheet highlights PATH's work to develop a vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for use in a maternal immunization strategy in the developing world that can protect infants in the critical early months of life.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Reconstitution Technologies

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on technologies to make the reconstitution of critical vaccines simpler, safer, and more economical. Streamlined reconstitution processes also help reduce medical wastage.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Stabilizing Influenza Vaccines

If a highly virulent pandemic strain were to emerge in today’s interconnected world, influenza has the potential to kill millions of people, especially in developing countries with limited to no resources for pandemic planning, preparedness, and outbreak response. PATH's work in developing thermostable influenza vaccines holds promise for extending product shelf life and easing logistics during introduction and rapid deployment to hard-to-reach populations—markedly improving developing-country preparedness and ability to contain the virus at its point of origin. This fact sheet describes our latest research achievements and next steps in product development.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Technologies for Injection Safety

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on safe injections and waste management.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Vaccine Supply Chain Costing Methodology

Between 2009 and 2012, technical staff from project Optimize, a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization, worked to develop costing methodology and create an accompanying Microsoft Excel-based costing tool to help estimate the cost of the vaccine supply chain in Senegal and Vietnam. This report documents the methodology used to develop the costing tool.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Advancing a New Diagnostic Test for Onchocerciasis in Africa

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop and make available a rapid test to detect onchocerciasis, or river blindness.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Cold Chain Technologies

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes the current project on cold chain technologies at PATH.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Driving Transformative Innovation: Report to Our Contributors

This report shares highlights of PATH's use of private donations in 2012. Stories describe how support from donors helped PATH protect newborns in Vietnam from hepatitis B, provide orphaned infants in South Africa with donated breast milk, and build a new program to address the rapid rise of noncommunicable diseases in the developing world.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Reports to contributors

Immunization Information Systems

This three-part banner and these handouts illustrate how better access to information can help improve the performance of vaccination programs. Software systems can help with functions including stock management, immunization registries, and equipment inventories. These materials are part of the project Optimize traveling exhibit featuring immunization supply chain innovations being developed and tested in different countries around the world.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Supply Systems for Today and Tomorrow: Project Optimize traveling exhibit

Innovative Passive Cooling Options for Vaccines

This project Optimize evidence brief reports results from field demonstrations of new vaccine cold boxes that could soon be available as World Health Organization–prequalified devices for vaccine storage and/or transport. This information is intended for national Expanded Programme on Immunization managers and logisticians who are interested in learning about new technologies in the pipeline for use in the near future.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Project Optimize evidence brief series

Integrating the Supply Chains of Vaccines and Other Health Commodities

This evidence brief, developed by project Optimize, examines the benefits, challenges, and rationale for integrating vaccine supply chains with the supply chains of other health commodities. It provides agencies, donors, decision-makers, and partners with a brief overview of supply chain integration and lessons learned during project Optimize’s demonstration activities in Senegal and Tunisia.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Project Optimize evidence brief series

Integration of Vaccine Supply Chains With Other Health Commodity Supply Chains: A Framework for Decision-Making

This project Optimize document provides national immunization program managers, their technical support staff, policymakers in ministries of health, and global agencies involved in vaccine and health product supply chains with a better understanding of the benefits and potential risks of integrating vaccine supply chains with other health commodity supply chains. It can also be used as a resource to guide the alignment and coordination of various international initiatives around supply chain integration.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Menstrual Management and Sanitation Systems: Findings From Two Case Studies in South Africa and India

A forthcoming PATH report, Menstrual Management and Sanitation Systems, includes the appendices found here. Appendix 2 is a landscape analysis of menstrual hygiene products available in South Africa and India and their attributes, presented in table format; Appendix 4 presents qualitative data from hybrid sanitary pad research in India; and Appendix 8 offers key lessons regarding menstrual hygiene and sanitation systems educational messaging for women, sanitation workers, and country- and community-level decision-makers.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Microneedle Patches

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, to evaluate and create a microneedle patch that will allow people to self-administer influenza vaccine.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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