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Subject: Maternal and child health
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Training Manual: Training Providers on Packaging Nevirapine Oral Suspension Using the Nevirapine Infant-Dose Pouch

This manual assists programs in training staff for the introduction of the nevirapine infant-dose pouch into programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). It is intended for adaptation based on individual program needs.

Author: Berman A; Brooke S

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Treading a New Path: Stories From the Sure Start Project in Uttar Pradesh

Sure Start was a seven-year project in India to help improve birth outcomes and ensure the health and safety of mothers and newborns. This report shows how health workers in Uttar Pradesh offered information, practical solutions, and emotional support, enabling women to take charge of their health and that of their newborns.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Ukraine: What do Providers Know About Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT)?

This poster presentation illustrates a survey administered by PATH in 2005, in order to identify the knowledge, attitudes and practices among 517 providers (ob/gyns, gynecologists, and midwives) working in a total of 16 health care facilities in southern Ukraine.This poster was presented at the XVI AIDS conference in Toronto, August 13-18, 2006.

Author: Mogilevkina I; Kramer C; Winkler J; Bishop A; Stekhin K

Publication date: 2006

Region: Eastern Europe

Ultra Rice Technology Research Summary Table

The Ultra Rice technology has been intensively studied to ensure it is efficacious, shelf stable, and acceptable to consumers. This table outlines the 30 studies conducted to date that form the growing evidence base for the Ultra Rice fortification technology.

Publication date: October 2013

Region: Global

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

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

Understanding Why Women Adopt and Sustain Home Water Treatment: Insights From Qualitative Research in Malawi

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and safe storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This poster summarizes the findings of PATH's work with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the effects of an innovative program that promoted a chlorine disinfectant for treatment of water at home to pregnant women seeking antenatal care. This poster was presented at the Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy conference hosted by the University of North Carolina Water Institute in October 2011.

Author: Foster J, Wood S

Publication date: October 2011

Region: Africa

Update: Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the Context of HIV/AIDS in Rwanda

The purpose of this document is to provide an update on the "Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the Context of HIV/AIDS in Rwanda" study conducted by UNICEF and partners in Rwanda in 2005. The document discusses the results of the Rwanda study in light of more recent research and program findings and includes the new WHO guidelines on HIV and infant feeding, which were published in October 2006. The study was published in French as "Evaluation des pratiques d'alimentation des nourrissons et des jeunes enfants dans le contexte du VIH/SIDA au Rwanda."

Author: Thiaru L

Publication date: 2007

Region: Africa

Use of the Clean Home Delivery Kit: A Qualitative Study

Qualitative research study to gather detailed information about how the clean home delivery kit helps various types of birth attendants and/or cord-cutters in Nepal to maintain the principles of clean delivery. The main objective of this study was to understand the context of kit use and non-use by women for their own deliveries and by women assisting them during delivery.

Author: Beun M; Wood S

Publication date: 2002

Region: Asia

User-Friendly Product Presentation: Amoxicillin Dispersible Tablets for the Treatment of Childhood Pneumonia

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work to evaluate existing package designs for amoxicillin dispersible tablets for the treatment of childhood pneumonia. The project will develop preliminary concepts for improved product design to facilitate distribution and clear instructions to facilitate treatment adherence.

Publication date: June 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Using Culture to Change Behavior

This fact sheet describes how the Culture and Health Program (CHAPS) uses a small grants program to catalyze local action.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Using Oxytocin in the Uniject™ Injection System (10 IU in 1 ml)

This job aid provides written and pictoral instruction for health workers for the administration of oxytocin in the Uniject™ injection system.

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Global

Using Oxytocin in the Uniject™ Injection System for the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Training Presentation for Health Workers

This presentation is a tool for training health workers on how to use oxytocin in the Uniject™ injection system. The tool is editable so that facilitators can tailor it to their program's needs. It is available in English and Spanish.

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Global

Uthungulu District Profile: Integrating Health and Development Services for Mothers and Children

This document describes the Window of Opportunity project's efforts to integrate health and development services for mothers and children in Uthungulu 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

Vaccines for the Future

Vaccines for the Future provides quarterly updates on our efforts to accelerate the development of innovative, safe, effective, and affordable vaccines against pneumonia (pneumococcal disease) and diarrheal disease (rotavirus, Shigella, enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli), as well as new vaccines for the global population against influenza, meningitis, polio, and respiratory syncytial virus. It includes updates on our progress, partnerships, and specific activities related to these projects.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: E-newsletters

Vesikari Clinical Severity Scoring System Manual

This manual provides a suggested standardized methodology for implementing the Vesikari Clinical Severity Scoring System across rotavirus vaccine studies. It provides details on scoring system parameters, identifies implementation challenges, and presents instructions for collecting symptom information and using the accompanying template Case Report Form and diary cards.

Author: Lewis K

Publication date: May 2011

Region: Global

Where Child Meets Survival: Healthy Start for Child Survival in Indonesia

This report describes a project that sought to improve maternal health and child survival in Indonesia by strengthening Lombok's existing birth-centered system by delivering preventive health services to postpartum women and infants at or within one week of birth.

Publication date: June 1998

Region: Asia

Where the Standard Makes the Difference in the Real World of Malnutrition: Analysis of 10 Countries With DHS Data

This report presents findings from ten Demographic and Health Surveys to compare the prevalence of stunting, wasting, underweight, and overweight in children under 5 years by two international standards: the 1977 International Growth Reference and the 2006 Child Growth Standards. The findings have implications for evaluating children’s nutritional status and for analyzing trends.

Author: Kothari M, Rutstein S, Sangha J

Publication date: September 2009

Region: Global

Working with District Health Offices in ASUH

Description of the work carried out with district health offices in Indonesia.

Publication date: 2003

Region: Asia

Zinc Treatment for Diarrhea

This fact sheet aims to raise awareness about zinc, a new treatment for diarrhea. One in a set of introductory resources, it provides stakeholders and policymakers in the world’s poorest countries with crucial information on a new tool to fight diarrheal disease.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets

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