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Subject: Vaccines and immunization

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US Department of Health and Human Services and PATH: Partnering to Protect and Improve Global Health

PATH and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) work together to improve global health around the world. This fact sheet highlights the PATH projects—some with a global reach and some working within specific regions—that are supported by HHS.

Publication date: April 2013

Region: Global

Yellow Fever Vaccination: The Potential of Dose-Sparing to Increase Vaccine Supply and Availability

PATH commissioned this report in an effort to evaluate whether dose-sparing, possibly through the intradermal (ID) route, could improve the availability of yellow fever vaccine globally. The authors identify and discuss potential benefits, possible obstacles, and associated costs of dose-sparing as a vaccine delivery strategy. In addition, the report includes an assessment of which settings would be most appropriate and to what extent novel ID delivery devices, such as needle-free disposable-syringe jet injectors, would help to facilitate its successful implementation.

Author: Hickling J, Jones R

Publication date: April 2013

Region: Global

Fact Sheet: Meningococcal Meningitis

Key facts about meningococcal meningitis, including disease transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention; outbreak trends; and global public response.

Publication date: February 2013

Region: Africa

Optimize: Senegal Report

This report presents the results of demonstration projects and other activities undertaken in Senegal from 2009 to 2012 as part of a partnership between project Optimize (a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH) and the Senegalese Ministry of Health. The activities aimed to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help meet the demands of an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines.

Publication date: February 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Project Optimize country reports

Delivering Vaccines: A Cost Comparison of In-Country Vaccine Transport Container Options

Project Optimize, a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization, undertook a cost-comparison case study of five container options for vaccine transport from the national to the regional level in Senegal. This report may be used as a starting point for other country vaccine programs weighing transport options in the face of increasing vaccine volume.

Author: Lorenson K, Mvundura M

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Global

Exploring New, Non-replicating Rotavirus Vaccines

This fact sheet summarizes the technical efforts and objectives of PATH's non-replicating rotavirus vaccine (NRRV) project. It outlines the vaccine candidates under evaluation and primary partners, as well as the rationale for the NRRV approach.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Global

Ocean Shipment of Vaccines

In consideration of the volatile global economy, the growing costs of airfreight, and the risk associated with diminished air cargo capacity, project Optimize evaluated ocean freight as a potentially secure and economic alternative method to transport vaccines. This document describes the project’s methodology, findings, and recommendations.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Global

Optimize: Albania Report

This report presents the results of demonstration projects and other activities undertaken in Albania as part of a partnership between project Optimize (a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH) and the Albanian Institute of Public Health. The partnership aimed to demonstrate innovations, such as an online immunization registry and remote alarm system in the cold chain, that can help meet the demands of an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines.

Author: Bino S, Nelaj E, Mesi A, Grevendonk J

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Project Optimize country reports

Optimize: Vietnam Report

This report presents the results of demonstration projects and other activities undertaken in Vietnam as part of a partnership between project Optimize (a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Health. The activities aimed to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help meet the demands of an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines. For a summary of Optimize’s activities conducted with Vietnam’s National Expanded Program on Immunization, see Summary of Optimize Activities Conducted With Vietnam's National Expanded Programme on Immunization.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Asia

Part of series: Project Optimize country reports

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Ghana

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Ghana. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Ghanaian children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines. It also lists countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

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

Unplugged and Keeping Cool—Testing Off-Grid Vaccine Storage Solutions in Vietnam

Keeping heat-sensitive vaccines at the right temperature is crucial yet often difficult in areas with limited or no electrical power. Project Optimize collaborated with the Vietnam National Expanded Programme on Immunization to evaluate two technologies to respond to this challenge. One was a direct-drive solar refrigerator and the other a passive cooling device. This fact sheet describes the lessons learned from the demonstration—information which can be used by other country programs considering these devices for long-term storage of vaccines.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Asia

Vietnam’s Immunization Registries Go Online

In Vietnam, project Optimize worked with government and software partners to help introduce a digital immunization registry. This brief describes how the registry allowed the health system to better track children due for vaccination and shortened the time required for recording and reporting immunizations compared to the existing paper-based registry.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Asia

Op.ti.mize

The Op.ti.mize e-newsletter was a quarterly publication that highlighted advances and innovations in health care logistics, technologies, and policy. Developed by project Optimize, a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization, this newsletter provided an overview of Optimize’s activities and areas of focus.

Publication date: 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: E-newsletters

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

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

A Phase 3 Trial of RTS,S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine in African Infants

This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), reports results from a pivotal, large-scale Phase 3 trial of RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine. When compared to immunization with a control vaccine, infants (aged 6 to 12 weeks at first vaccination) vaccinated with RTS,S had one-third fewer episodes of both clinical and severe malaria and had similar reactions to the injection. In this trial, RTS,S demonstrated an acceptable safety and tolerability profile. The abstract of this article is available through the NEJM by clicking on "Visit web page" below, or for free access to the full lenth article please visit malariavaccine.org and click on "Read the NEJM article."

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Africa

Tackling the Deadliest Diseases for the World's Poorest Children

In the past decade, global investments have led to great progress toward improving the health of children in developing countries. Yet pneumonia and diarrhea still cause nearly one-third of all child deaths. This infographic makes the case for controlling pneumonia and diarrhea simultaneously to achieve the greatest impact.

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Global

Albania Pilots an Immunization Information System

The Albanian Ministry of Health, in collaboration with project Optimize, developed a registry-based immunization information system. This fact sheet illustrates how the data the new system produces has been used to improve the management of the country's vaccination program, how it is changing the way people collaborate, how it ensures timely and equal access to immunization for all children, and how it reduces the administrative burden on staff.

Publication date: November 2012

Region: Global

HPV Vaccination in Southeast Asia: Lessons Learned From a Pilot Program in Vietnam

This report summarizes the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program implemented in Vietnam by PATH, the Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, and the Vietnam National Center for Health Education and Communication through the HPV Vaccines: Evidence for Impact project. The purpose of the study was to investigate operational issues related to HPV vaccination of young adolescent girls, aimed at identifying effective and cost-effective strategies. This report interprets the results and summarizes helpful lessons for policymakers and program managers, especially those in Southeast Asia, looking to shape their own HPV vaccination programs. To see other reports in this series, visit the RHO Cervical Cancer website.

Publication date: November 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: HPV vaccination project lessons learned reports

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