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2012 Annual Report: Innovation in Motion

PATH’s health solutions touched the lives of more than 118 million people around the world in 2012. Our 2012 annual report highlights our milestones in three focus areas: diarrheal disease and pneumonia; family health; and malaria. It also features innovations in technology development and country-based health programs, a financial summary, and information about our donors, leadership, and global presence.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Annual reports

Accelerating New Vaccine Development Against Pneumonia and Other Pneumococcal Diseases: Advancing Vaccines Against the Leading Cause of Childhood Deaths

This fact sheet highlights PATH's work to develop new vaccines against pneumococcal disease, one of the leading causes of death in children less than five years old in the developing world.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

China Country Program Website

This website about PATH’s China country program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Program websites

Cold Chain Equipment Manager (CCEM)

The Cold Chain Equipment Manager (CCEM) is a Microsoft Access–based software tool. It is accompanied by a user manual, data collection questionnaires, a surveyor’s guide to these questionnaires, and an equipment identification guide. CCEM also comes with practice files, providing new users with practice data to demonstrate how CCEM will analyze cold chain equipment data and facilitate multiyear equipment planning. CCEM version 2.1 is available for download (see below) or, to request a copy on CD, email CCEMinfo@path.org.

Publication date: January 2012

Region: Global

Combining Forces in Cambodia to Overcome Childhood Diarrhea and Pneumonia

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's ongoing work in Cambodia to integrate diarrhea and pneumonia control. At the national level, PATH collaborated with the Cambodia Ministry of Health to strengthen policy so that effective interventions and appropriate and reliable supplies are made available throughout the public- and private-health sectors as well as in the community to reduce the burden of diarrheal disease and pneumonia among children in Cambodia. PATH also worked on a district-level demonstration project to put policy into practice and inform expansion throughout the country. Through this integrated approach to community health, Cambodia is addressing the two most dangerous threats to its children and is already making a significant and lasting impact.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Asia

Decade of Vaccines Special Supplement

The journal Vaccine published a special supplement on the Decade of Vaccines Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) that features articles by PATH contributors and others on the GVAP strategic objectives and the opportunities and challenges associated with its implementation. The 27 articles cover a range of related topics, including vaccine development, financing, access, delivery, and health impact. More than 100 authors contributed to the supplement representing a variety of international and developing-country stakeholders, from civil society and academia to vaccine manufacturers and policymakers.

Author: Glassman A, Zoloa JI, Duran D, et al

Publication date: April 2013

Region: Global

Developing New Vaccines Against Pneumonia and Other Pneumococcal Diseases

This fact sheet outlines PATH's pneumococcal vaccine project from a technical perspective. It includes an overview of PATH's vaccine development portfolio and partners to support the development of vaccines against pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases that can be effective and affordable for children in the developing world.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

Directions in Global Health (Volume 4, Issue 1)

This special issue of Directions in Global Health highlights PATH's vaccine partnership efforts: PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), pneumococcal vaccine development project, Meningitis Vaccine Project, cervical cancer vaccine project, and Rotavirus Vaccine Program. The issue also features a case study of the vaccine vial monitor.

Author: PATH

Publication date: May 2007

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 9, Issue 1)

This issue of Directions in Global Health features PATH’s Sure Start project, which helped to improve maternal and newborn health in India. Other articles cover strategies to eliminate malaria, advocacy and communications to improve tuberculosis control, a landmark vaccine introduction in Ghana, and a new child-health initiative in southern Africa.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Global Vaccine Action Plan: 2011-2020

The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP)—endorsed by the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012—is a roadmap to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to vaccines for people in all communities. The GVAP aims to strengthen routine immunization, introduce new and improved vaccines, and advance research and development for the next generation of vaccines and technologies.

Author: Decade of Vaccines Collaboration

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Global

Increasing Access to Lifesaving Vaccines: PATH Closes the Immunization Gap Through Innovation and Collaboration

This fact sheet outlines PATH's work on vaccines and immunization. Topic areas include developing affordable vaccines, designing innovative vaccine technologies, and expanding uptake of existing vaccines. These efforts reduce the burden of malaria, meningitis, diarrheal disease, Japanese encephalitis, pneumococcal disease, influenza, rotavirus, polio, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and other infectious diseases in developing countries.

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

Integrating Diarrheal Disease and Pneumonia Control

This fact sheet describes PATH's integrated approach to tackling diarrheal disease and pneumonia, two of the leading killers of young children. This approach emphasizes overlapping protection, the scale-up of proven methods, and the development of innovative new tools including diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines.

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

Maximizing the Impact of Our Work: PATH's Impact Initiatives Drive Innovation and Improve Health Outcomes Through Targeted Investments

This fact sheet highlights PATH's Impact Initiatives. Through these initiatives, cross-program teams identify high-priority health areas for improvement, set institutional goals, and then mobilize resources to achieve them. Each initiative focuses on carefully selected countries and innovations.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

Outsourcing the Vaccine Supply Chain and Logistics System to the Private Sector: The Western Cape Experience in South Africa

Facilitated by project Optimize, a World Health Organization and PATH collaboration, this review was conducted in the Western Cape of South Africa whereby the Biovac Institute (a third-party, private-sector company) took over the roles of vaccine procurement, warehouse management, inventory management, and vaccine distribution directly to health centers.

Author: Lydon P

Publication date: October 2011

Region: Africa

PATH in China: Joining With Diverse Partners to Create Sustainable Health Solutions

This brochure outlines PATH's work in China, with emphasis on public-private partnerships for product development. Areas of focus include vaccines and immunization, health technologies, and women's health.

Publication date: November 2012

Region: Asia

PATH Today (Fall 2012)

This issue of PATH Today features our work in Cambodia, where a two-in-one approach is reducing childhood illness from diarrhea and pneumonia. It also includes a Q&A with PATH's new president and CEO, Steve Davis; results from our hepatitis B work in Vietnam; and highlights from our 2011 annual report.

Publication date: September 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: PATH Today

PATH Today (Spring 2006)

This edition of PATH Today features the articles "A laboratory on a card," "Using microfluidic tests to identify infection," and "Common proteins for common prevention," which highlights the work of John Boslego and his team on pneumococcus. It also includes a letter from donor Shannon Scopa about her family's ordeal with rotavirus.

Publication date: May 2006

Region: Global

Part of series: PATH Today

PATH Today (Spring 2007)

This edition of PATH Today features the article "Magnet theater: setting the stage for transformation," updates on the pneumococcal vaccine, May 2007 Breakfast for Global Health, Charity Navigator rating, and the spring Bottom Line breakfast event.

Publication date: May 2007

Region: Global

Part of series: PATH Today

PATH Today (Winter 2006)

This edition of PATH Today features the article "Focusing on pneumonia" and updates on the Cambodia milestone in immunization coverage, new IRA rollover options for donors, Global Impact, and a profile on PATH donor Brandon Schaefer.

Publication date: December 2006

Region: Global

Part of series: PATH Today

Special Report: 7th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases

This special report offers an overview of the proceedings at the 7th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases held in Tel Aviv, Israel, from March 14 to 18, 2010. The meeting brought together pneumococcal experts from around the world to discuss the latest advancements in the field of pneumococcal disease research and development. This report captures topics covered at the conference ranging from microbiology and epidemiology of the pneumococcus bacterium to existing and novel pneumococcal vaccines and  treatments, as well as updates on global advocacy efforts and serotype dynamics of pneumococcal disease.

Publication date: 2010

Region: Global

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