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Subject: About PATH's work > Strengthening health systems

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Courageous Community Leaders Go Above and Beyond to Fight Tuberculosis One Patient at a Time

This is the story of how two community members, Mr. Ritte and Mr. Kiondo, decided to team up to fight tuberculosis (TB). With PATH's training, the two men were able to improve TB case detection and treatment success in their community and in other districts, helping to foster the TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment goals of the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Fighting Childhood Tuberculosis in Tanzania

This is the story of how PATH and our partners have supported the development of Tanzania's national pediatric tuberculosis (TB) guidelines to help health care workers at all levels of the health system better diagnose, treat, and cure children suffering from TB. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Directions in Global Health (Volume 10, Issue 2)

This issue of Directions in Global Health highlights PATH’s work over a decade to improve control of Japanese encephalitis and make an affordable vaccine from China widely available. It includes an editorial by Dr. Kathy Neuzil, who directs PATH’s Vaccine Access and Delivery Global Program. Other articles cover work to bring a rapid test for river blindness to market, use community-led videos to improve health, tackle diabetes and tuberculosis, and help public health managers with information systems.

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Improving Women's and Children's Health in Senegal

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work in Senegal. Since 2001, PATH has worked side by side with government and community partners in Senegal to reduce the burden of infectious disease, improve family planning and reproductive health, and strengthen health systems to save lives.

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Africa

PATH in India: Harnessing Innovation to Improve Health in India and Around the World

This brochure outlines PATH's work in India, where we're addressing a range of health problems while leveraging the country’s growing capacity to innovate and contribute to global health solutions.

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Country brochures

Scaling Up Lifesaving Commodities for Women, Children, and Newborns: An Advocacy Toolkit

This toolkit provides information about the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities (the Commission), 13 priority commodities, and examples of how its ten recommendations to improve access and availability are being applied globally and within countries. It also provides advocacy resources for utilizing the Commission platform to raise awareness and engage stakeholders in addressing commodity-related gaps in policy.

Author: Kade K, Kingshott E, Latimer A, Nieuwenhuyus B, Pacque M, Fox S, Lias N

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

PATH in Ethiopia: Driving Transformative Innovation to Address Maternal and Child Health and Infectious Disease

This brochure outlines PATH's work in Ethiopia to improve health. We work side by side with Ministry of Health officials, nongovernmental organizations, multilateral agencies, and other development-sector partners to mobilize partners, resources, and communities to reach the most vulnerable. Our alliances and relationships across every level of Ethiopia's health system allow us to strengthen health care services, build stronger health infrastructure, and reach families and communities with lifesaving interventions.

Publication date: October 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Country brochures

Provider Payment Reform and Information Technology Systems: A Chicken and Egg Question for National Health Coverage Programs

This paper addresses key implementation questions raised by countries on the journey toward universal health coverage. It also provides concrete data so that policymakers and information technology (IT) professionals alike may understand the ramifications of the provider payment choice on IT systems.

Author: Wilson K, Latko B, Cashin C, et al.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Driving Transformative Innovation . . . To Save Lives

This institutional brochure provides a high-level overview of PATH's work to drive transformative innovation and shape how global health interventions save lives and strengthen communities.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities Technical Reference Team Briefs

The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (the Commission) was formed in 2012 by the UN Secretary-General as a part of the Every Woman Every Child movement. The Commission’s framework for action outlines a priority list of 13 commodities and 10 cross-cutting recommendations to rapidly increase access and use. To help carry forward the Commission’s recommendations at the global and national levels, Global Technical Reference Teams (TRT) were established. One group was formed for each of the 13 commodities and 10 recommendations, and an advocacy working group is dedicated to advancing their cross-cutting goals. The advocacy working group, convened by PATH, developed a series of briefs highlighting the major goals, challenges, and activities of each TRT.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation of Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization to Support Tuberculosis Prevention and Care

This guide was developed to help advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) programs at national and subnational levels strengthen routine monitoring and evaluation of tuberculosis ACSM activities. For a training curriculum that is based on the guide, see Monitoring and Evaluation of Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization Interventions to Support Tuberculosis Prevention and Care: Training Curriculum.

Publication date: March 2013

Region: Global

Monitoring and Evaluation of Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization Interventions to Support Tuberculosis Prevention and Care: Training Curriculum

This training curriculum was designed to build capacity for rigorous monitoring and evaluation of advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) activities among tuberculosis prevention and care professionals, ACSM officers, and civil-society activists at national and local levels. The curriculum is based on Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation of Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization to Support Tuberculosis Prevention and Care.

Publication date: March 2013

Region: Global

Strengthening the Quality of Abortion Services in Vietnam

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work to improve the quality of and access to medical abortion services, including post-abortion family planning, at the district level in Vietnam.

Publication date: March 2013

Region: Asia

Barriers to Access and Use of Public TB Diagnostic Services in Vietnam

This report dissects research results assessing access to and use of public tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic services in nine districts of Vietnam. The report identifies barriers to accessing public-sector TB diagnostic services at the individual, provider, and health system levels.

Publication date: March 2013

Region: Asia

Saving Children Through Program and Policy Integration: A Peek Into PATH’s Coordinated Approach to Curbing Pneumonia and Diarrhea in Cambodia

PATH and our partners implemented the Enhanced Diarrheal Disease Initiative in 2011 to tackle the leading killers of Cambodian children under five years old: pneumonia and diarrheal disease. The program successfully strengthened policies related to diarrheal disease and pneumonia and implemented a new integrated package of services within rural communities. This document is a condensed version of the case study Tackling Pneumonia and Diarrheal Disease Through Program and Policy Coordination.

Publication date: March 2013

Region: Asia

Tackling Pneumonia and Diarrheal Disease Through Program and Policy Coordination: A Case Study of PATH's Integrated Approach in Cambodia

This case study highlights how PATH's Enhanced Diarrheal Disease Initiative can serve as a model for an integrated advocacy and implementation approach to childhood pneumonia and diarrheal disease, which could be replicated in other districts of Cambodia and other countries across the world. This case study is a comprehensive version of the shorter Saving Children Through Program and Policy Integration.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Asia

Common Requirements for Maternal Health Information Systems: Produced With the Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology

This document presents a set of requirements that translate the needs of maternal health practitioners into the language of software and systems engineering. The document can inform software development for health systems worldwide and maternal health in particular.

Author: Taylor C, Luchitsky A, Lubinski D, Peloso L, Wilson K

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Global

mHealth, eHealth, Reproductive Health (Outlook, vol. 29, no. 1)

This issue of Outlook explores the promise and current realities of new information technologies in service to reproductive health programming in low-resource settings (including HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment and maternal and child health interventions). The issue examines new approaches and looks to the future for current needs and potential solutions.

Author: Wittet S

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

John Taolo Gaetsewe District Profile: Ensuring Healthier Futures for Mothers and Children

This document describes the Window of Opportunity project's efforts to improve the health and development of mothers and children in John Taolo Gaetswe District, South Africa. The Window of Opportunity project is a five-year initiative led by PATH, with support from BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities, that focuses on improving the health and development of children younger than two years in South Africa and Mozambique.

Publication date: September 2012

Region: Africa

Part of series: Window of Opportunity project: district profiles

Nkangala District Profile: Reaching Mothers and Children to Improve Health and Development

This document describes the Window of Opportunity project's efforts to improve the health and development of mothers and children in Nkangala District, South Africa. The Window of Opportunity project is a five-year initiative led by PATH, with support from BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities, that focuses on improving the health and development of children younger than two years in South Africa and Mozambique.

Publication date: September 2012

Region: Africa

Part of series: Window of Opportunity project: district profiles

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