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Subject: Maternal and child health > Safe birth and newborn care

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Balloon Tamponade

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop, test, and introduce a low-cost balloon tamponade that can be used in low-resource settings to control postpartum hemorrhage.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Frequently Asked Questions: Time Temperature Indicators for Oxytocin: Monitoring Heat Exposure of a Common Drug Used to Prevent and Treat Postpartum Hemorrhage

This fact sheet provides information about using time temperature indicators to monitor heat exposure of oxytocin, a common drug used to prevent and treat postpartum hemorrhage.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Heat-Stable Sublingual Oxytocin for the Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop an oxytocin sublingual fast-dissolving tablet presentation that dissolves in less than ten seconds in the patient’s mouth without the need for additional water or diluent. Oxytocin in this type of presentation could potentially increase the reach and efficacy of this lifesaving medication to areas lacking access to skilled health workers, refrigeration, or safe injection equipment.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Rectal Delivery of Magnesium Sulfate

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a rectally administered magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) formulation that could simplify delivery and improve access to MgSO4 treatment in low-resource settings.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Supporting Effective Management of Preeclampsia/Eclampsia: Mobile Application for Dosing and Dilution of Magnesium Sulfate

Severe preeclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E) are among the leading causes of maternal death and disability worldwide. Magnesium sulfate is the treatment recommended by the World Health Organization, but it remains underutilized due to difficult administration. PATH designed a mobile application for dosing and dilution of magnesium sulfate to address the challenges of correctly calculating magnesium sulfate dosage given multiple concentrations and a complex dosing regimen.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Low-Cost Lung Support Models for Newborns

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on low-cost respiratory support devices for newborns.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Projecting Health

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's and our partners' work on a new approach to health education in resource-poor settings. Projecting Health, also known as Digital Public Health, uses customized educational videos developed and produced by local communities to effectively improve health knowledge and behaviors.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Closing the Gap in Child Survival: How Supporting Newborn Health Programs Can Reap Great Rewards for Child Health

This policy brief highlights the important role that donors and policymakers play in making a significant global health impact through funding and supporting maternal and child health programs that specifically address the leading causes of newborn mortality, as well as the development, introduction, and scale-up of new, lifesaving innovations. It includes two recommendations for US government action. A related infographic illustrates the continuous cycle of care needed to ensure health for mothers and babies.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: North America and Europe

Closing the Gap to End Preventable Maternal and Newborn Deaths

Interventions across the continuum of care determine healthy outcomes for both mother and baby. This infographic highlights the critical role of access to family planning, nutrition, prenatal and obsteric care, medicines and technologies, and newborn care. The health and survival of women and newborns lays the foundation for healthy communities. A related policy brief describes the important role that donors and policymakers can play in making a significant global health impact through funding and supporting maternal and child health programs.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Global

Projecting Health: Engaging Communities Through Visual Communication

In many parts of the world, simple, proven interventions can change behaviors and improve the health of mothers and newborns. PATH’s innovative social behavior change and communication model, Projecting Health, focuses on empowering communities to use digital media to effectively improve local health knowledge and behaviors.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Global

A PATH Update: Shaping the Market for Neonatal Resuscitation Equipment

This report describes how PATH, in collaboration with partners, undertakes distinct activities at each phase of the value chain—from research to scale-up—to shape the global market for basic neonatal resuscitation equipment for developing countries, as well as some potential risks and mitigation plans going forward.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Global

Protecting Newborns From Hepatitis B in Vietnam: Expanding Coverage of the Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose

This fact sheet describes PATH's activities to increase the coverage and timeliness of hepatitis B birth dose vaccination in Vietnam.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Asia

Quantification Tool for Neonatal Resuscitation Devices: Version 1

This national-level quantification tool can be used to develop estimated needs for newborn resuscitation devices. It is designed only to provide estimates of product quantities for planning and cost simulations and is not intended for planning detailed distribution. There are two Excel-based formats of the tool: The enhanced format includes simple design elements, such as graphics and navigation arrows, to guide users through the tool. The standard format retains the cell-based formatting of a traditional Excel file. Both versions contain the same information and formulas and will yield the same data. We invite users to choose the presentation that best meets their needs.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Global

HealthTech Report: Market Sizing Estimates for Neonatal Resuscitation Equipment

The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children was launched in 2012 to increase access to lifesaving commodities in the world's poorest countries, and neonatal resuscitation devices were selected as one of the lifesaving commodities. The objective of PATH’s market sizing is to estimate the total market size for newborn resuscitation commodities in eight African countries. The market size estimates reflect the total number of commodities each country will need to provide resuscitation care to newborns born in facilities.

Publication date: January 2014

Region: Global

Health Technologies for Women and Children Program Website

This website about the technologies for maternal and neonatal health group within the Technology Solutions program provides an overview of the group and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Program websites

India Country Program Website

This website about PATH’s India 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

Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Global Program Website

This website about PATH’s Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition global program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Program websites

South Africa Country Program

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

Publication date: 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Program websites

Technology Solutions Global Program Website

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

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Program websites

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

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