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Preventing Freezing in Vaccine Carriers

As part of the project Optimize traveling exhibit featuring immunization supply chain innovations being developed and tested in different countries around the world, this banner and these handouts emphasize the importance of, and methods for, preventing accidental freezing of heat-sensitive products in vaccine carriers. They illustrate how different configurations of ice packs affect temperature and show typical temperature readings of vaccine carriers containing frozen ice packs, conditioned ice packs, cool water packs, and no ice.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

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

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in The Gambia

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in The Gambia. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Gambian 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 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Solar Direct-Drive for Last-Mile Cooling

For health facilities lacking reliable access to electricity, solar direct-drive refrigerators are the most cost-effective option currently available when comparing similarly sized units. This banner and these handouts are part of the project Optimize traveling exhibit featuring immunization supply chain innovations being developed and tested around the world.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

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

Solutions to Reduce Negative Health Impacts of Household Air Pollution

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to address the health effects of indoor air pollution for the more than one-third of the world's population that uses biomass to cook and heat their homes.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Stimulating Innovation in the Vaccine Cold Chain Equipment Industry

This document describes project Optimize’s effort to stimulate the development of two new categories of cold chain equipment—solar direct-drive refrigerators and passive-cooled cold boxes—by eliminating key market barriers and providing incentives to manufacturers to meet performance, quality, and safety specifications set by the World Health Organization.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Temperature Monitoring Devices

Maintaining proper temperatures for vaccine products is challenging, especially in places with extremely hot or cold climates, unreliable electricity, and weak transportation infrastructure. This three-part banner and these handouts display devices prequalified by the World Health Organization that assess vaccine handling quality, detect malfunctioning equipment, and prevent temperature fluctuations that can negatively impact vaccine potency and safety. These are part of the project Optimize traveling exhibit featuring immunization supply chain innovations being developed and tested around the world.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

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

Ultra Rice® Technology

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes the Ultra Rice project at PATH.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Vaccine Presentation Resources

This banner and these handouts serve as resources for a vaccine presentation game in the project Optimize traveling exhibit—an exhibit featuring supply chain innovations being developed and tested in different countries around the world. The banner illustrates that while vaccine price is a big part of the total cost, there are many other important costs associated with each type of vaccine presentation that are less obvious, including costs for shipping, cold chain maintenance, and training.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

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

Vaccines in the Uniject™ Injection System

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on the Uniject™ injection system for use with vaccines.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Chagas Immunochromatographic Strip Test

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a rapid, easy-to-read, low-cost test for Chagas disease.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Chlorhexidine for Umbilical Cord Care

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on the use of chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Chlorine Test Strips

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work, in collaboration with our partners, to refine a simple test strip for accurate chlorine dosing of water in low-income settings.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Delivery Kit

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes delivery kit work at PATH.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

The FDA's Role in Global Health: Helping Safe, Effective Health Tools Reach People in Need Worldwide

This fact sheet from the Global Health Technologies Coalition outlines the FDA's role in global health and offers recommendations for how the FDA can continue to play an important role in efforts to ensure the safety of health tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases that affect millions of people worldwide every year.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: North America and Europe

Lessons Learned From an Operations Research Assessment of New Supply Chain Demonstrations in Four Countries: A Framework for Decision-Making: Albania, Senegal, Tunisia, and Vietnam

In 2012, project Optimize completed an assessment to explore the acceptability and feasibility of the innovative vaccine supply chain interventions the project had demonstrated in four collaborating countries. The goal was to learn about future implementations and to understand the current challenges and opportunities. This report describes the lessons learned.

Author: Desmond M

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Communal Sanitation Facilities: Recommendations to eThekwini Municipality

This presentation, given at the 36th Water, Engineering and Development Centre International Conference in Nakuru, Kenya, July 1–5, 2013, provides an overview of PATH's findings and recommendations regarding waste management practices and perceptions in communal sanitation facilities.

Author: Wilmouth R, Truyens C, Buckley C, Turnberg W, Daniell W

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Africa

Planning an Information Systems Project: A Toolkit for Public Health Managers

This toolkit can help public health managers plan for the implementation of information and communications technology in health information systems. It draws on lessons learned by project Optimize, a five-year collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH, to help optimize the vaccine supply chain.

Author: Grevendonk J, Taliesin B, Brigden D

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Rapid Tests for Cervical Cancer

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop rapid tests for cervical cancer.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

SILCS Diaphragm

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes the SILCS diaphragm project at PATH.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Simple and Affordable Testing for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a simple, affordable test for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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