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Subject: Maternal and child health > Safe birth and newborn care
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Sourcing Guide: The Nevirapine Infant-Dose Pouch for Use in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS Programs. Version 1

This guide provides programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) with the information they need to independently procure nevirapine infant-dose pouches for use in their PMTCT services. (PATH is not a manufacturer or supplier of the pouch.)

Author: Berman A; Brooke S

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

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

Strengthening Human Milk Banking

PATH is working to promote human milk banking to improve nutrition for infants who are especially vulnerable, such as those in resource-limited settings who are pre-term, low birthweight, severely malnourished, born to HIV-positive mothers, or orphaned. These briefs provide an overview of why human milk banking is important and how it can be integrated within breastfeeding strategies.

Publication date: July 2011

Region: Africa

Strengthening Human Milk Banking: A Global Implementation Framework, Version 1

Drawing on the experiences of milk banks around the world, PATH developed this document as a high-level blueprint or toolkit that ministries of health, policymakers, and implementers can use to identify the critical components required for an effective human milk bank program. Our goal is that this framework serve as a powerful resource, facilitating communication with the global human milk banking community, empowering policymakers with the tools and information they need to develop and support locally appropriate human milk banks and, ultimately, ensuring that vulnerable infants around the world have access to this lifesaving intervention.

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Sublingual, Heat-Stable Oxytocin Tablets for Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Simple, Rapid, and Needle-Free Approach to Reducing Maternal Mortality

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), or excessive bleeding after childbirth, is the single largest cause of maternal death worldwide. In this poster, created for the 2013 Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange, PATH proposed to develop heat-stable fast-dissolving oxytocin tablets for sublingual delivery, helping to more easily and effectively prevent and treat PPH in low-resource communities. The small, needle-free tablet format eliminates the risks associated with sharps use and disposal. Its heat stability also reduces the need for expensive cold chain transport and storage.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Suggested Urban Health Post Model and Sure Start Maharashtra Framework

This document presents a suggested model for urban intervention in maternal and newborn health after the successful implementation of the Sure Start project in urban slums of Maharashtra, India. In addition, the document provides a diagrammatic representation of the strategy and approach adopted by Sure Start in Maharashtra for demand generation and system linkages.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

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

Sure Start

Publication date: 2006

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Sure Start Brochure (Zindagi Aayi Khushiyan Laayi: Sure Start Ke Sang)

This brochure provides a detailed description of the Sure Start project, a seven-year initiative in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, India, that focused on improving maternal and newborn health care. The document outlines the strategies employed by community workers in rural areas of Uttar Pradesh and urban slum areas of Maharashtra.

Publication date: April 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Sure Start in Maharashtra, India

A snapshot of the Sure Start initiative in seven cities of Maharashtra, India, this document presents a concise overview of the improvements in maternal and health practices in the intervention areas.

Publication date: February 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Sure Start: Ensuring the Health and Safety of Mothers and Newborns in India Through Behavior Change and Community Action

Sure Start was a seven-year project to improve birth outcomes and ensure the health of mothers and newborns in two states of India. This fact sheet outlines community-based interventions that expanded access to skilled birth attendants, established support groups for women, and introduced communications approaches to change behaviors.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Sure Start: Helping Mothers and Newborns Thrive

Sure Start is an initiative intended to catalyze sustainable improvements in maternal and newborn health through effective community action in selected districts of Uttar Pradesh and urban sites of Maharashtra, India. The Sure Start project has been designed to complement and support the Government of India’s commitment to improving maternal and newborn health. This fact sheet gives an overall picture and progress of the project to date.

Publication date: July 2009

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Sure Start: Saving Lives of Mothers and Newborns in Maharashtra: City-Specific Intervention Models

This document summarizes the models employed by Sure Start in urban slum areas of Maharashtra, India, to ensure good-quality care and medical assistance to expectant mothers and newborns: volunteerism, public-private partnership, quality of care, community-based health insurance, convergence of maternal and newborn health and HIV services, and an emergency health fund and prepaid card.

Publication date: 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Tackling the Biggest Maternal Killer: How the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative Strengthened Efforts Around the World

The Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI), funded by USAID, developed this document to summarize the projects and activities that took place over its five-year history. The report focuses on the challenge of postpartum hemorrhage and the mechanisms developed by POPPHI to address it. It also provides an overview of the tools, including resources and policy changes, that were accomplished. Finally, the document also highlights specific work done by PATH, its partners, and the POPPHI team in scale-up and small grant countries. The report is available as one large file or as four smaller files for easier downloading.

Publication date: November 2009

Region: Global

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

Technology Solutions to Improve Global Health: PATH Advances Appropriate, Affordable, and Lifesaving Technologies Tailored to Developing Countries

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work to adapt, design, develop, and advance health technologies to improve global health.

Publication date: December 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

Training Manual: Training Providers on Packaging Nevirapine Oral Suspension Using the Nevirapine Infant-Dose Pouch

This manual assists programs in training staff for the introduction of the nevirapine infant-dose pouch into programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). It is intended for adaptation based on individual program needs.

Author: Berman A; Brooke S

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Treading a New Path: Stories From the Sure Start Project in Uttar Pradesh

Sure Start was a seven-year project in India to help improve birth outcomes and ensure the health and safety of mothers and newborns. This report shows how health workers in Uttar Pradesh offered information, practical solutions, and emotional support, enabling women to take charge of their health and that of their newborns.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Ukraine: What do Providers Know About Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT)?

This poster presentation illustrates a survey administered by PATH in 2005, in order to identify the knowledge, attitudes and practices among 517 providers (ob/gyns, gynecologists, and midwives) working in a total of 16 health care facilities in southern Ukraine.This poster was presented at the XVI AIDS conference in Toronto, August 13-18, 2006.

Author: Mogilevkina I; Kramer C; Winkler J; Bishop A; Stekhin K

Publication date: 2006

Region: Eastern Europe

UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities Technical Reference Team Briefs

The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (the Commission) was formed in 2012 by the UN Secretary-General as a part of the Every Woman Every Child movement. The Commission’s framework for action outlines a priority list of 13 commodities and 10 cross-cutting recommendations to rapidly increase access and use. To help carry forward the Commission’s recommendations at the global and national levels, Global Technical Reference Teams (TRT) were established. One group was formed for each of the 13 commodities and 10 recommendations, and an advocacy working group is dedicated to advancing their cross-cutting goals. The advocacy working group, convened by PATH, developed a series of briefs highlighting the major goals, challenges, and activities of each TRT.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

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