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Subject: Reproductive health

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Addressing Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in a Complex World: Outlook 30th Anniversary Issue

Adolescents and their sexual and reproductive health needs are in the global health spotlight. This issue of Outlook provides an overview of the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents, gives examples of different approaches to addressing those needs, and highlights some of the most intractable challenges.

Author: Wells E

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

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

Sayana® Press Training Materials

These training materials focus on the administration of the injectable contraceptive Sayana® Press for facility- and community-based providers, and were developed as part of the Sayana Press pilot introduction and evaluation project. For the original Word and PowerPoint files to customize for your training program, please email sayanapressadmin@path.org.

Publication date: November 2013

Region: Global

Improving Reproductive Health Through Innovation: PATH Increases Access to Products, Services, and Information

This fact sheet highlights PATH's work to address family planning needs, provide better methods of protection against sexually transmitted infections and HIV, and improve diagnosis and treatment of women's cancers in low-resource settings.

Publication date: October 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

Interactions Between Menstrual Hygiene Management and Sanitation Systems: Landscape Analysis of Menstrual Hygiene Products and a Waste-Loading Model

This poster, presented at the 2013 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy on October 14–18, 2013, provides an overview of PATH's research in South Africa and India on the impact of menstrual hygiene products and practices on multiple sanitation systems and the impact of the sanitation systems on the menstrual hygiene management experiences, product choices, and practices of women and adolescent girls.

Author: Wilmouth R, Muller N, Truyens C, Hoppenjans L, Sommer M, Adelman S, Hoffmann V

Publication date: October 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

Breakthrough Innovations That Can Save Women and Children Now

This publication highlights ten breakthrough health innovations ready to be used in developing countries to reach the Millennium Development Goals. Paired with existing tools, these low-cost innovations have the potential to save millions of lives by addressing the greatest health threats to women, newborns, and children.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

PATH Today (Fall 2013)

This issue of PATH Today shares PATH's integrated approach to tackling diarrheal disease and tells the story of Jane Wamalwa, who lost lost three children to diarrhea before becoming a community health worker. It also includes stories on PATH's work in safe water and women-initiated contraceptives, and a profile of donor Dr. Jon Younger.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: PATH Today

Expanding Paradigms for Cervical Cancer Screening: The Impact of the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention

This paper documents the accomplishments of the PATH-led Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention (ACCP). The report also presents the state of knowledge about alternative screening strategies prior to the establishment of the partnership, as well as contributions of researchers not affiliated with ACCP.

Author: Gaffikin L, Wittet S, and Sherris J

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Menstrual Management and Sanitation Systems: Findings From Two Case Studies in South Africa and India

A forthcoming PATH report, Menstrual Management and Sanitation Systems, includes the appendices found here. Appendix 2 is a landscape analysis of menstrual hygiene products available in South Africa and India and their attributes, presented in table format; Appendix 4 presents qualitative data from hybrid sanitary pad research in India; and Appendix 8 offers key lessons regarding menstrual hygiene and sanitation systems educational messaging for women, sanitation workers, and country- and community-level decision-makers.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

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

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

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

Woman's Condom

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes the Woman's Condom project at PATH.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Directions in Global Health (Volume 10, Issue 1)

This issue of Directions in Global Health features work by OneWorld Health, PATH’s drug development program, to lead development of innovative methods to enhance the supply of artemisinin, a key ingredient in malaria treatments. It includes a commentary by Dr. Ponni Subbiah, who directs PATH’s drug development efforts. Other articles cover work to improve cervical cancer screening, protect infants from respiratory syncytial virus, increase access to family planning, and strengthen and expand use of human milk banking.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

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

Menstrual Hygiene Management: Developing an Affordable Sanitary Pad

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop and advance appropriate, affordable options for women and girls to manage menstruation in low-resource settings.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Operational Assessment: Administration and Management of Sayana® Press in Clinics and Communities in Uganda

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

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Africa

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