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Directions in Global Health (Volume 7, Issue 1)

This issue of Directions in Global Health features PATH’s work to improve maternal and newborn health around the world. Articles cover innovative technologies to save newborns, better nutrition for mothers and children, methods to make childbirth safer, and women’s access to more options for family planning.

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

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

Injectable Contraceptives in Uniject

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on Uniject for use with injectable contraceptives.

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Packaging Solutions for Nevirapine

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's current project to improve packaging of nevirapine used to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Practical Selection of Neonatal Resuscitators, Version 3: A Field Guide

PATH has evaluated a variety of reusable neonatal resuscitators, including both bag-and-mask and tube-and-mask designs. This guide is divided into two sections: the first identifies resuscitators that are priced at less than US$30 each, and the second identifies those that are priced at more than $30 each. It also describes the criteria used during the device evaluation, evaluation results for each device, and suggestions for choosing a resuscitator. The guide is available in two formats: one for booklet-style printing and one for onscreen viewing.

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Saving Lives With Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Turning Ideas Into Solutions for Sexual and Reproductive Health

This publication describes the public health potential of multipurpose prevention technologies -- that is, technologies that prevent unintended pregnancy; sexually transmitted infections, including HIV; and/or other reproductive tract infections. While a few such technologies exist, greater collaboration and resources are needed to accelerate research and development efforts and bring new technologies into widespread use.

Author: Holt BY, Kilbourne-Brook M, Cohen J, Burns M

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Standards of Prevention in HIV Prevention Trials

This report covers a 2009 consultation in Kampala, Uganda, that was convened by the Global Campaign for Microbicides, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It includes recommendations related to key ethical and practical questions on the design and implementation of clinical trials.

Author: McGrory E, Philpott S, Hankins C, Paxton L, Heise L

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Temperature Recording System in National Vaccine Stores of Khartoum, Sudan, and Tehran, Iran

Both Iran and Sudan utilize an alarm-based temperature recording system to monitor the performance of their national immunization cold stores. To better the utility and application of such systems in other countries, this project Optimize report documents the benefits, challenges, and advantages of both Iran’s and Sudan’s systems.

Author: Haghgou, M

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

An Advocacy Strategy for Adoption and Dissemination of the WHO Policy on TB Infection Control in Health Care Facilities, Congregate Settings, and Households

In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new policy to guide activities for controlling tuberculosis (TB) infection. This report provides guidance on advocacy for political and financial support for TB infection control from donors and countries, widespread adoption of the WHO policy, and incorporation of it into national and local policies. The report also addresses advocacy for linkages with civil society organizations in the field to ensure demand for and implementation of the WHO policy to protect health workers, patients, and communities from TB transmission.

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Global

Affordable Point-of-Care Viral RNA Specimen Processing for Low-Resource Settings

PATH conducted a detailed cost analysis in Nicaragua to understand the costs of each step required to perform viral load testing, beginning at the patient’s house and continuing to when the viral load testing result is actually communicated back to the patient’s antiretroviral therapy care provider. Using this information, PATH has developed a low-cost technology to extract HIV viral RNA at the point of care and stabilize it, removing the need for cold chain preservation of the specimen. Presented at: AACC 42nd Annual Oak Ridge Conference, April 22, 2010; San Jose, CA.

Author: Stevens DS, Beddoe AG, Hubbard L, et al

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Global

Consumer and Market Research on Household Water Treatment Products in Vietnam

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing an innovative safe water project with the goal of enabling commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and storage products for low-income populations in Vietnam and other developing countries. This project brief summarizes the results of three studies—a consumer study, a product scan, and an analysis of distribution channels—that were conducted from April to December 2008 to inform the development and implementation of a safe water pilot project in Vietnam.

Author: Kols, A

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Asia

Guidelines for Implementing a National Procurement Policy to Integrate Safe-Injection Equipment

This document identifies key steps and information relevant to the development and implementation of a national procurement policy on safe-injection equipment. The intention is to increase patient and health worker safety, and especially to avoid medical transmission of bloodborne infections such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Global

Improving the Affordability of Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccines (IPV) for Use in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An Economic Analysis of Strategies to Reduce the Cost of Routine IPV Immunization

This report from the vaccine technologies team at PATH presents results from an economic model that calculates the costs involved in delivering IPV vaccine in Indian immunization clinics according to three strategies: (1) intradermal delivery of reduced volumes of vaccine per dose, (2) use of adjuvants to allow a reduced IPV antigen content per dose, and (3) reduction of the number of doses per IPV immunization schedule. The strategies include delivery by standard technique and with alternative delivery devices.

Author: Hickling J, Jones R, Nundi N, Zehrung D

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Global

Incinerator Maintenance Checklist

This job aid was developed to support training of small-scale incinerator operators and provides key message about how to perform regular maintenance. Regular maintenance is critical to ensuring the incinerator functions optimally for the projected life of the unit.

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Global

Incinerator Operator Guidelines

This job aid was developed to support training of small-scale incinerator operators and summarizes safe and effective operation. Key steps are outlined, including preheating and optimal loading instructions. By following these steps, incinerator operators can help ensure the unit operates optimally, reaching desired temperatures and ensuring waste is safely treated.

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Global

Monitoring Ambient Temperatures Experienced During Delivery of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in Uganda

As part of project Optimize, a five-year human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine demonstration project is under way in Uganda and three other countries to demonstrate how existing health systems can be adapted to successfully provide HPV vaccine to young adolescent girls. HPV vaccine is a strong candidate for storage and transport in a controlled temperature chain at temperatures higher than the standard 2º to 8ºC cold chain storage.

Author: Robertson J, Mugisha E, Kumakech E, LaMontagne D, Janmohamed A, Kristensen D, Seruyange R, Bamwine J, Ssekito G, Newland S

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Global

Non-Instrumented Nucleic Acid Amplification (NINA): Instrument-Free Molecular Diagnostics for Low-Resource Settings

PATH has demonstrated the use of CaO for heat and a proprietary engineered phase change material (EPCM) to maintain an assay mixture within a narrow temperature range suitable for isothermal amplification. We are currently working to develop, integrate, and validate components of this NAAT kit. Presented at: AACC 42nd Annual Oak Ridge Conference, April 22, 2010; San Jose, CA.

Author: LaBarre P, Beddoe A, Gerlach J, et al

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Global

A Novel and Sensitive Rapid Diagnostic Test for Chagas Disease

The PATH-Lemos Chagas rapid test has great potential as a highly sensitive diagnostic test for Chagas disease, suitable for use at the point-of-care.  Presented at: AACC 42nd Annual Oak Ridge Conference, April 22, 2010; San Jose, CA.

Author: Barfield CA, Barney RS, Crudder CH, et al

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Global

Simple, Inexpensive Pro-Viral DNA Preparation at the Point-of-Care

The pro-viral DNA capture card maintains the fundamental value provided by dried blood spots (ease of collection and transport from remote settings) while reducing the costs and time of performing pediatric HIV testing in the laboratory. Presented at: AACC 42nd Annual Oak Ridge Conference, April 22, 2010; San Jose, CA.

Author: Stevens DS, Barfield CA, Emery S, Overbaugh J, Gerlach J

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Global

The Incinerator Guidebook: A Practical Guide for Selecting, Purchasing, Installing, Operating, and Maintaining Small-Scale Incinerators in Low-Resource Settings

This guidebook captures lessons learned by PATH over the course of the Making Medical Injections Safer project, in both Centers for Disease Control and USAID countries, on selecting, procuring, and installing a small-scale incinerator for health care waste management.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Global

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