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

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Practical Selection of Neonatal Resuscitators: Southern African Development Community

PATH conducted a market study in 2008 to identify neonatal resuscitators available in the Southern African Development Community region. These resuscitators are included in this region-specific version of Practical Selection of Neonatal Resuscitators. All resuscitators identified were bag-and-mask designs. Also included are two devices that offer a tube-and-mask design. This guide presents the criteria used during the device evaluation, evaluation results for each device, and suggestions for choosing a resuscitator. The guide is available in two formats: one for booklet-style printing and one for onscreen viewing.

Publication date: June 2010

Region: Africa

Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage: Managing the Third Stage of Labor (Outlook, vol. 19, no. 3)

Author: Shane B

Publication date: September 2001

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Fact Sheets

The USAID-funded Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI) has developed numerous fact sheets on postpartum hemorrhage to educate individuals on its severity and how it can be avoided through active management of the third stage of labor.

Author: Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI)

Publication date: 2008

Region: Global

Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Job Aids

The USAID-funded Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative has six developed job aids to help educate individuals about the harmful effects of postpartum hemorrhage and the proper use of active management of the third stage of labor. Prevention and Initial Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage is available as one large file and two smaller files for easier downloading.

Author: Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI)

Publication date: December 2008

Region: Global

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: April 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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

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: February 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: February 2014

Region: Global

Reading Time-Temperature Indicators With the Uniject™ Injection System: Job Aid

This job aid illustrates how to read time-temperature indicators with the Uniject™ injection system.

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Global

Reading Time-Temperature Indicators With the Uniject™ Injection System: Worksheet

This worksheet can be used during trainings to help health workers learn how to read time-temperature indicators with the Uniject™ injection system.

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Global

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

Reducing Postpartum Hemorrhage in Thanh Hoa

The study was undertaken to evaluate the acceptability and ease of use of the Uniject prefilled, single-use injection device by midwives at primary and secondary level facilities, the effectiveness of active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL) in reducing rates of post partum hemorrhage (PPH) and the need for hemorrhage treatments, the cost-effectiveness of routine delivery of AMTSL, and the relative costs of using oxytocin in ampoules or in Uniject. The study was conducted in six districts of Thanh Hoa province from June to December 2004.

Publication date: 2003

Region: Asia

Reducing Postpartum Hemorrhage in Vietnam

This fact sheet describes a collaboration between PATH and the Vietnamese Ministry of Health to study in six districts of Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, the use of single-dose Uniject™ devices prefilled with oxytocin in the active management of the third stage of labor in order to reduce the rates of postpartum hemorrhage.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

Safe Motherhood: Successes and Challenges (Outlook, vol. 16, special issue)

Publication date: July 1998

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Safeguarding Pregnant Women With Essential Medicines: A Global Agenda to Improve Quality and Access

One woman dies every two minutes from pregnancy-related complications around the world. Access to maternal health medicines is too often a hidden part of the solution. This report offers a global agenda for action to improve the health of women worldwide by increasing the quality and accessibility of oxytocin, misoprostol, and magnesium sulfate. The infographic from the main report is available below as a separate file.

Author: Kade K, Moore L

Publication date: September 2012

Region: Global

Safety Management System for Human Milk Banks

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to ensure the safe pasteurization of human breast milk in homes and resource-limited health care facilities. Our work is based on a platform called FoneAstra.

Publication date: June 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Scaling Up Lifesaving Commodities for Women, Children, and Newborns: An Advocacy Toolkit

This toolkit provides information about the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities (the Commission), 13 priority commodities, and examples of how its ten recommendations to improve access and availability are being applied globally and within countries. It also provides advocacy resources for utilizing the Commission platform to raise awareness and engage stakeholders in addressing commodity-related gaps in policy.

Author: Kade K, Kingshott E, Latimer A, Nieuwenhuyus B, Pacque M, Fox S, Lias N

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Sedibeng District Profile: Supporting Enhanced Child Health Services

This document describes the Window of Opportunity project's efforts to enhance child health services in Sedibeng 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

Small Steps, Big Leap

This document is a compilation of Sure Start project experiences in Maharashtra, India. The stories provide a glimpse of community health workers in Maharashtra who reached out to women among the urban poor offering information, practical solutions, and emotional support. The project helped to improve maternal and newborn health care in the states of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, India.

Publication date: January 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Solutions That Save Lives: Health Technologies Give Mothers and Children the Chance for a Healthy Future

This fact sheet discusses the development and implementation of technologies to improve the health of women and children in poor and remote areas around the world. It provides examples of PATH’s work in this area.

Publication date: September 2011

Region: Global

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