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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

Directions in Global Health (Volume 7, Issue 2)

This issue of Directions in Global Health features a conversation with Chris Elias on the occasion of his ten-year anniversary as PATH’s president and CEO. It also highlights work to pave the way for a total market approach to family planning in Nicaragua and Vietnam, capitalize on the transformation potential of point-of-care tests, address gender’s impact on health, and design better health information systems for developing countries.

Publication date: December 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 9, Issue 3)

This issue of Directions in Global Health highlights PATH’s work to increase access to lifesaving products for women. It features a commentary by Catharine Taylor, who directs PATH’s Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Program. Other articles cover efforts to improve health and nutrition with orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes in Kenya, increase hepatitis B vaccination for newborns in Vietnam, fight childhood tuberculosis in Tanzania, and assess a range of technologies for their potential impact in reducing maternal deaths.

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Enhancing Equity and Sustainability of Public-Sector Family Planning

These fact sheets provide an overview of the rationale, framework, and key concepts of PATH's Enhancing Equity and Sustainability of Public-Sector Family Planning projects. This reproductive health work aims to strengthen country-led, public-sector decision-making for family planning within a total market context.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Ensuring Contraceptive Supply Security (Outlook, vol. 20, no. 3)

International assistance for family planning has been shrinking at a time when many family planning programs in developing countries are experiencing shortages of supplies. This issue of Outlook discusses contraceptive supply security, including its critical components, the current status of funding, causes of contraceptive shortages, and challenges and promising approaches to achieving supply security.

Author: Finkle C

Publication date: July 2003

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Ensuring Privacy and Confidentiality in Reproductive Health Services: A Training Module and Guide for Service Providers

A growing body of research supports that protection of privacy and confidentiality is a priority factor in whether clients access RH information, counseling, and services. When clients experience violations of privacy or confidentiality they are more likely to drop out of services. This manual is designed to enable clinic staff at all levels to better support and protect the right of clients to privacy and confidentiality. It includes a training module; job aids; and supporting documents (that includes a list of resources related to privacy and confidentiality).

Author: Bruce L

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

Ensuring the Availability of Reproductive Health Supplies

This case profile highlights a suite of supply-chain projects in reproductive health that serve as examples of PATH's efforts in strengthening health systems. Key issues related to the availability, affordability, and quality of reproductive health supplies are summarized along with PATH’s efforts to improve manufacturing, purchasing, and distribution of reproductive health supplies globally.

Publication date: December 2008

Region: Global

Family Planning and the Environment: Connected Through Human and Community Well-Being (Outlook, vol. 27, no. 1)

This issue of Outlook provides an overview of the family planning/environment relationship, including lessons learned for integrated programs and case studies of tested approaches for extending family planning into remote rural areas. These communities suffer disproportionately from environmental degradation and associated poor health consequences.

Author: Gaffikin L

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Feasibility of Administering Sayana® Press in Clinics and Communities: Summary Findings From an Operational Assessment in Senegal

This operational assessment of Sayana® Press in Senegal examines the extent to which Sayana® Press facilitates the logistics of managing and administering injectable contraception and assesses whether providers in Senegal find benefits in this new presentation.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Africa

Female Condom: A Powerful Tool for Protection

More than 100 experts from 15 countries met in Baltimore, Maryland, in September 2005 at the Global Consultation on the Female Condom (GCFC) to discuss the status of the female condom worldwide and to develop a plan of action to build support for the method. This document answers key questions about the female condom and builds on the momentum created at the GCFC by presenting evidence of the female condom's effectiveness and impact, identifying current challenges to wider use, and indicating the steps that need to be taken now to develop strong female condom programs worldwide.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

The Female Condom: Significant Potential for STI and Pregnancy Prevention (Outlook, vol. 22, no. 2)

This issue of Outlook provides new information about the female condom as presented at the September 2005 Global Consultation on the Female Condom. Topics include evidence of the female condom's effectiveness for prevention of STIs and pregnancy, issues related to expanding access and use, and gaps in the knowledge base. Successful program examples and a detailed table of female condoms currently available or under development are also presented.

Author: Shane B

Publication date: May 2006

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Healthy Mothers and HIV-Free Babies: Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province

This document describes the work of the Khusela project, which focuses on integrating services for family planning, reproductive health, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Africa

Home and Self-Injection of Sayana® Press in Ethiopia: Qualitative Study

This qualitative study investigated the perceptions and policy implications of home and self-injection of Sayana® Press in Ethiopia’s Oromia region. Sayana® Press is the subcutaneous formulation of the three-month injectable depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) in the Uniject™ injection system. This study did not include actual product use in humans.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Africa

Home-Based Administration of depo-subQ provera 104™ in the Uniject™ Injection System

This literature review details the key findings on the feasibility and acceptability of home delivery of depo-subQ provera 104™ in the Uniject™ injection system  (depo-subQ in Uniject). The review focused on self-injection and looked specifically at subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) compared to the intramuscular formulation; considerations for home administration of injectable contraception, particularly in low-resource settings; and identified research needs for home administration, including self-injection, of depo-subQ in Uniject. A six-page briefing summary of this review is also available.

Author: Keith BM

Publication date: July 2011

Region: Global

Hormonal Contraception and Breast Cancer: Convincing New Conclusions (Outlook, vol. 15, no. 1)

Author: Kilbourne-Brook M; Wells S

Publication date: July 1997

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Hormonal Contraception and HIV: New Findings, but Policies Remain Unchanged (Outlook, vol. 22, no. 1)

This issue of Outlook describes the latest research findings regarding whether there is a relationship between hormonal contraception and HIV acquisition, transmission, or progression. It also explores the effects of hormonal contraception on women living with HIV/AIDS and discusses how reproductive health programs can respond to emerging information.

Author: Weil B

Publication date: March 2006

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Improving Access to Quality Care in Family Planning: WHO Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use [Russian]

The World Health Organization (WHO) , in collaboration with medical experts and women's reproductive health advocates from around the world, has developed medical eligibility criteria that give sound guidance on the safety of contraceptive methods for various categories of users. With WHO's permission, PATH translated this document into Russian. These evidence-based criteria are designed to increase access to contraceptive use for appropriate candidates, while maintaining required levels of safety. The document provides recommendations for appropriate medical eligibility criteria based on the latest clinical and epidemiological data and is intended to be used by policy makers, family planning program managers, and the scientific community. PATH accepts full responsibility for the quality of the translation. The English version can be found on the WHO website.

Publication date: 2000

Region: Eastern Europe

Improving Condom Utilization Among Young People in Ukraine

Ukraine project descriptions

Author: Bishop A

Publication date: 2005

Region: Eastern Europe

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

Improving Interactions with Clients: A Key to High-Quality Services (Outlook, vol. 17, no. 2)

Author: Murphy E; Rudy S; Steele C; Kilbourne-Brook M

Publication date: July 1999

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

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