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Subject: Emerging and epidemic diseases
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Needs Assessment Report on Mobility and Cross-Border HIV/AIDS Transmission in Lang Son and Lao Cai, Vietnam

HIV/AIDS and its cross-border transmission in the Mekong region is a growing problem. In response to this problem, PATH, supported by the United States Department of State, implemented the project entitled "Catalyzing Cross-Border HIV/AIDS Prevention in the Southern China Border Region." The project aimed to attract the attention of different stakeholders on both sides of the border to develop The Action Plan to deal with this epidemic. There was a lack of clear understanding of local situations to develop a comprehensive action plan that was locally and culturally appropriate, feasible, and effective. Three cross-border sites, therefore, were selected to conduct the needs assessment: Vietnam, China, and Myanmar. This report presents the findings from Lao Cai and Lang Son provinces in Vietnam.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Asia

Needs of HIV-Positive Women in Ukraine

This poster presentation describes the research conducted using four focus group discussions to analyze information about the needs of HIV-positive pregnant women and mothers in Ukraine. The focus groups consisted of a total of 27 HIV-positive mothers who delivered babies in the previous two years in Sevastopol and Mykolayiv, Ukraine. This poster was presented at the XVI AIDS conference in Toronto, August 13-18, 2006.

Author: Okromeshko S; Zaika N; Mogilevkina I; Bishop A; Stekhin K

Publication date: 2006

Region: Eastern Europe

New and Underused Reproductive Health Technologies

The Caucus on New and Underused Reproductive Health Technologies is a community of practice established under the auspices of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, for which PATH serves as Secretariat. Caucus members developed this series of peer-reviewed briefs on underused reproductive health technologies. Responsibility for the selection and contents of the briefs rests solely with the Caucus and does not imply endorsement of any single technology by the Coalition or its wider membership. The briefs are available in one combined file as well as separately. For more information on the Caucus, please visit http://rhsupplies.org/index.php?id=894 or contact secretariat@rhsupplies.org.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Global

The Nicaraguan Health System: An Overview of Critical Challenges and Opportunities

This report provides an overview of Nicaragua's health system and diagnostic needs. It is supported by individual case studies on Chagas disease, dengue, and malaria in Nicaragua. These studies focus on several factors influencing the health care system in Nicaragua, including recent trends, regional and national control strategies, financing and partnerships, and the unmet clinical needs associated with each illness.

Author: Sequeira M, Espinoza H, Amador JJ, Domingo G, Quintanilla M, de los Santos T

Publication date: March 2011

Region: Latin America

No Time to Wait: Fourteen Years of Demanding Safe, Effective HIV Prevention Options for Women

This document offers a brief history of the Global Campaign for Microbicides as a global organizing effort. This history, written primarily for fellow advocates, provides insights and lessons that can help inform future efforts to organize around important global issues.

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Options and Challenges for Converging HIV and SRH Services in India: Findings from an Assessment in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh

This report shares findings from an assessment of how access to critical services for populations at risk of HIV and unintended pregnancy can be strengthened by converging HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services under the National Rural Health Mission and the National AIDS Control Programme in India. The report provides information on the demand for, opportunities for, and challenges of implementing HIV and SRH convergence in four Indian states—Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh. The report is available as one large file or as two smaller sections for easier downloading.

Author: PATH HIV-SRH Convergence Project in India

Publication date: June 2007

Region: Asia

Overcoming Barriers to TB Control: The Role of Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization (ACSM)

This curriculum is designed for training tuberculosis (TB) control professionals and civil-society activists at national and local levels who are involved in advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) efforts. It is designed to provide country-level staff with the specific knowledge and skills to plan, implement, and evaluate effective ACSM interventions linked to specific TB control objectives. The document consists of four files: the curriculum itself, plus annexes for trainer's guides, handouts, and work sheets.

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Global

Overview of Nucleic Acid–Based Diagnostic Techniques

To support a World Health Organization (WHO) Evidence Review Group on Malaria Diagnostics in Low-Transmission Settings in December 2013, PATH was invited to provide an overview of polymerase chain reaction and isothermal molecular methods for malaria infection detection. The PowerPoint is provided here and the WHO policy recommendations from the evidence review can be found here.

Author: LaBarre P, Tietje K

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Packaging Solutions for Nevirapine

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's current project to improve packaging of nevirapine used to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Paper Microbicide Applicators: A Low-Cost Solution to Increase Access to HIV Prevention Methods

Since 2003, PATH has conducted a wide range of activities to inform and advance the development of novel microbicide-delivery methods that are safe, acceptable, affordable, and appropriate for use in low-resource settings. This fact sheet describes how PATH identified a paper, user-filled applicator as an important, practical option that could help reduce cost per dose, thereby improving access to microbicide products in impoverished regions most affected by HIV.

Publication date: June 2012

Region: Global

Participatory Site Assessment: A Guide to Generating Information to Design Community-Based Interventions for HIV Prevention in India

This toolkit aims to help key population communities mobilize themselves for HIV prevention and to generate information to design HIV prevention interventions and services. This toolkit was developed by PATH for nongovernmental and community-based organizations that intend to implement HIV risk-reduction projects and targeted interventions with key populations.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

PATH and HIV/AIDS: Applying a Range of Strategies Across Multiple Populations to Achieve Measurable Impact

PATH has worked to reduce the global impact of HIV and AIDS since the epidemic’s inception. Our collaborative approach to leadership and our technical approach to programming align closely with the US Global Health Initiative framework to promote strong health systems. This capability statement summarizes how we've conducted HIV-related activities covering a broad array of populations in 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Global

PATH and Tuberculosis Control

This four-page brochure describes PATH's work in tuberculosis, including our project portfolio, project locations, and key partners.

Publication date: November 2007

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

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

PATH in Kenya: Innovation and Partnership to Improve Health

This brochure outlines PATH's work to help Kenya's health care sector improve services and strengthen community networks while empowering Kenyans to adopt healthier lifestyles. PATH offers novel approaches and technical expertise to address a range of health challenges, and we manage projects that reach millions of Kenyans.

Publication date: November 2011

Region: Africa

PATH in South Africa: A Comprehensive Approach to Improving Maternal and Child Health

This brochure outlines PATH's work to improve health in South Africa by bringing effective interventions to the people who need them most. Our interventions make birth safer, enhance infant and young child health, combat HIV/AIDS, strengthen health systems, and support improved sanitation.

Publication date: October 2011

Region: Africa

PATH in Tanzania: Using Integrated Approaches to Expand Solutions for Tuberculosis, HIV, and Other Health Challenges

This brochure describes PATH's work in Tanzania, including how we improve services for tuberculosis and HIV, protect communities from malaria, expand cervical cancer options for women, and address other pressing health issues.

Publication date: December 2011

Region: Africa

The PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative

The PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) is a vaccine development program of PATH. This fact sheet provides an overview of MVI's history, mission, vision, and work.

Publication date: November 2012

Region: Global

PATH Tanzania TB/HIV Project

PATH's TB/HIV Project in Tanzania spearheads the scale-up of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV services in four different regions of the country. The project works in collaboration with the National TB and Leprosy Programme, the National AIDS Control Programme, the Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania, the US Agency for International Development, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other stakeholders. This article is a snapshot of PATH's TB/HIV work in Tanzania.

Author: Makame M

Publication date: November 2007

Region: Africa