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Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Africa

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Africa. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in African children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines. It also lists countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Asia

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Asia. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Asian children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines. It also lists countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Faster Diagnosis Saves Lives in Maniema

This success story displays positive outcomes of PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo related to the control and treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), achieved by introducing the innovative GeneXpert diagnostic machine. This work was made possible with funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Improved Freeze-Safe Vaccine Containers

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work to address the problem of vaccines freezing during transport by incorporating a freeze-safe inner vaccine box into vaccine carriers.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Pentavalent Vaccine in the Uniject™ Injection System: A Time and Motion Study

A fully liquid pentavalent vaccine presented in the Uniject™ injection system is currently in development and targeted for use in developing countries. To understand the perceived benefits and challenges related to pentavalent vaccine in Uniject in comparison to alternative presentations of pentavalent vaccine, a time and motion study was planned in 2010 and carried out in 2011.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Kenya

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Kenya. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Kenyan children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Uzbekistan

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Uzbekistan. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Uzbek children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Stakeholder Perceptions of a (DTwP-HepB-Hib) Pentavalent Vaccine in the Uniject Injection System

One potential way to improve coverage of basic vaccines is to combine several vaccine antigens into one injection that is delivered with an easy-to-use, single-dose, autodisable device. Pentavalent vaccine in the prefilled Uniject™ injection system provides this format. To assess the readiness of stakeholders to accept this product presentation, we conducted interviews and discussion groups with health care workers, policy and procurement officers, and Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) managers in six countries.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Balloon Tamponade

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop, test, and introduce a low-cost balloon tamponade that can be used in low-resource settings to control postpartum hemorrhage.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Building Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization Capacity for TB Control: Strategies to Improve Case Detection and Treatment Adherence in India

This project brief describes PATH’s work in promoting tuberculosis (TB) control in India by building local and national capacities in advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) strategies. This work aimed to improve TB case detection and treatment adherence by training local civil-society members and national-level staff to design and implement ACSM work plans. This project was made possible through support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Creating Ready-to-Use Packs to Facilitate the Use of Magnesium Sulfate

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop and evaluate the concept of ready-to-use magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) packs that will eliminate dosing calculation and dilution at the time of use.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Frequently Asked Questions: Time Temperature Indicators for Oxytocin: Monitoring Heat Exposure of a Common Drug Used to Prevent and Treat Postpartum Hemorrhage

This fact sheet provides information about using time temperature indicators to monitor heat exposure of oxytocin, a common drug used to prevent and treat postpartum hemorrhage.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Health Human Resources Support for TB Control: Maximizing Capacity to Achieve Universal Access in India

This project brief describes PATH’s work in promoting tuberculosis (TB) control in India by contributing to health human resources development throughout the country. With support from the United States Agency for International Development, PATH worked with Initiatives Inc. to assess the state of human resources working in TB-related capacities in India, to analyze the feasibility of integrating the national TB program with the general health system, and to pilot an integrated model of TB programming within the general health system in four districts. The brief outlines lessons learned that can be applied to future health human resources development in TB-related capacities in India and globally.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Heat-Stable Sublingual Oxytocin for the Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop an oxytocin sublingual fast-dissolving tablet presentation that dissolves in less than ten seconds in the patient’s mouth without the need for additional water or diluent. Oxytocin in this type of presentation could potentially increase the reach and efficacy of this lifesaving medication to areas lacking access to skilled health workers, refrigeration, or safe injection equipment.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Laboratory Strengthening: Building Laboratory Capacity to Promote Universal Access to Quality Diagnosis and Expand Services for Drug-Resistant TB in India

This project brief outlines PATH’s work in strengthening national laboratories in India to correctly diagnose tuberculosis (TB), including multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). In collaboration with FIND, the World Health Organization, and other partners, PATH provided intense technical assistance to India's Revised National TB Control Program to introduce new diagnostic technologies into Indian laboratories, improve biosafety and infrastructure, build nationwide laboratory networks, and strengthen quality assurance. This work was made possible through support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Magnesium Sulfate Dilution Bottle

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work in adapting the concept of a dilution bottle to simplify the process of magnesium sulfate administration for the treatment of preeclampsia and eclampsia. A dilution bottle bottle can facilitate the safe calculation of recommended doses by obviating the need to remember complex equations for dilution.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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

Preventing the Spread of TB: Improving Infection Prevention and Control in India’s Health Facilities

This project brief describes one aspect of PATH’s contributions to tuberculosis (TB) control in India. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development, PATH worked with India’s Revised National TB Control Program to implement new national guidelines on airborne infection control in India. Work included developing education materials for health workers and their patients, convening experience-sharing workshops for national TB program staff, and training local engineers and architects to design effective infection-control measures within health facilities.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Public-Private Mix for TB Control: Indian Chemists Join National Efforts to Find and Treat More Cases of TB

This project brief describes PATH’s contributions to developing public-private mix (PPM) approaches to TB control in India. With support from the United States Agency for International Development, PATH supported a PPM pilot project in Andhra Pradesh that aimed to train private chemists in identifying presumed TB cases and referring them to government diagnosis centers, promoting community awareness of TB prevention, and reducing the sale of TB drugs to persons without a prescription. This project provided valuable lessons and insights into applying PPM strategies to future TB control projects in India and elsewhere.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Rectal Delivery of Magnesium Sulfate

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a rectally administered magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) formulation that could simplify delivery and improve access to MgSO4 treatment in low-resource settings.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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