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Subject: Emerging and epidemic diseases
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Meeting the Global Need for Nutrients: PATH Uses Innovative Approaches and Strong Partnerships to Combat Malnutrition

This fact sheet outlines PATH's work to use innovative approaches and strong partnerships to combat malnutrition in developing countries. Topics include ensuring optimal nutrition for young children, using technologies to improve nutrition, and linking nutrition with other sectors.

Publication date: December 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

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

PATH Today (Winter 2011)

This issue of PATH Today features our work in vaccines, with a focus on how PATH is making "hidden solutions" available, and describes lifesaving changes in South Africa's infant feeding policies. It also includes news from our malaria and meningitis work, an announcement of PATH's new blog, and a profile of PATH donor Lora Kaiser.

Publication date: December 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: PATH Today

First Results of Phase 3 Trial of RTS,S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine in African Children

A malaria vaccine, deployed in combination with current malaria-control tools, could play an important role in the future control and eventual elimination of malaria in Africa. This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, reports the initial results of an ongoing phase 3 trial of RTS,S/AS01 being conducted at 11 centers in seven African countries.

Publication date: November 2011

Region: Africa

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

ProVIC Success Story: Community Leadership Fosters Behavior Change Around HIV/AIDS and Mobilizes Communities

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, PATH leads a consortium of partners to help communities find sustainable ways to actively participate in the fight against HIV/AIDS through the ProVIC project. Through the Champion Community approach, communities themselves take the lead in promoting behavior change to reduce stigma for children orphaned or affected by the disease.

Publication date: November 2011

Region: Africa

ProVIC Success Story: Improving Access to HIV Prevention Services and Reducing Stigma Through Mobile Voluntary Counseling and Testing

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, PATH leads a consortium of partners to help communities find sustainable ways to actively participate in the fight against HIV/AIDS through the ProVIC project. ProVIC is expanding and improving HIV prevention services through innovative approaches like mobile HIV counseling and testing clinics, which circulate day and night to reach the most vulnerable groups.

Publication date: November 2011

Region: Africa

Eliminating Malaria: Learning From the Past, Looking Ahead

This report in the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series details previous malaria elimination and eradication efforts to date and summarizes ongoing progress in all malaria-endemic areas of the world.

Author: Rietveld A, Kurdova-Mintcheva R

Publication date: October 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

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

Rapid Reporting Systems: Tracking Data to Defeat Malaria

Rapid reporting systems help countries identify and respond to infections in real time. This fact sheet provides an overview of rapid reporting and how it is being used in the field to record and convey information quickly, aiding malaria-elimination efforts.

Publication date: October 2011

Region: Africa

A Decade of Partnership and Results

Part of the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series, this report demonstrates the dramatic successes achieved by the malaria community over the past ten years. As a result of greater commitment and increased resources being made available to national malaria control programs, interventions have reached vulnerable populations and thousands of lives have been saved. The report details the evolution and effectiveness of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership over the years, demonstrating how a strong, well-organized community can help deliver broad health benefits while relieving overburdened health systems.

Author: White Johansson EW, Newby H, Carvajal L, et al

Publication date: September 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

Join Up, Scale Up: How Integration Can Defeat Disease and Poverty

Co-authored by Action Against Hunger, Action for Global Health, End Water Poverty, PATH, Tearfund, and WaterAid, this report highlights examples across 17 countries of how bringing different development approaches together—or integration—is working to help tackle poverty and disease, and calls on the international community, including donor and developing-country governments, to prioritize and invest in these joined-up programs.

Publication date: September 2011

Region: Global

Public-Private Mix: Involving Pharmacies and Other Providers in TB Control - A Cambodia Case Study

This document describes the successful introduction of a public-private mix program designed to increase the detection of tuberculosis in Cambodia. It is hoped that health programs in other high-burden countries will find this a useful guide for introducing or scaling up their own public-private mix activities.

Publication date: September 2011

Region: Asia

A Trainer's Guide for a Workshop on Tuberculosis for Pharmacy Staff in Cambodia

This guide is based on widely used global training curricula for pharmacy staff developed and tested by PATH. The guide is intended for distribution to the tuberculosis trainers in Cambodia's municipal health departments, provincial health departments, and operational districts as well as the Pharmacy Association of Cambodia who have attended a trainer of trainers' course. The full guide contains two complete sections: one in Khmer and one in English. It is also available divided into each language.

Publication date: September 2011

Region: Asia

Management of the HIV Epidemic in Nicaragua: The Need to Improve Information Systems and Access to Affordable Diagnostics

This article, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, discusses the need for better information systems and diagnostics for HIV in Nicaragua, a country with a growing epidemic among young people.

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

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Latin America

Microfinance and Women's Health: What Do We Know? (Outlook, vol. 28, no. 1)

This issue of Outlook reviews the evidence base for microfinance approaches to improve and address women’s health. It begins with background on the microfinance sector and links between microfinance and health. Interventions and approaches focused on family planning, women’s health services utilization and access (including health financing mechanisms), and HIV prevention are discussed. The issue concludes with suggested operational considerations for integration and priorities for future research. Some positive experiences with microfinance and women’s health signify that this area merits increased attention, yet more evidence of impact is needed.

Author: Drake JK

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

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

Producing a Successful Malaria Vaccine: Innovation in the Lab and Beyond

Late-stage trials of an advanced malaria vaccine candidate—which, if approved, would become the world’s first malaria vaccine—are under way. This article, published in Health Affairs, recounts the pivotal roles played by collaborations of nonprofit organizations, pharmaceutical companies, private and public donors, and countries whose citizens would benefit most directly from a vaccine.

Author: Loucq C, Birkett A, Poland D, Botting C, Nunes J, Ethelston S

Publication date: June 2011

Region: Africa

Staying the Course? Malaria Research and Development in a Time of Economic Uncertainty

This report details malaria research and development funding from 2004 to 2009, including how much funding went to each product area, who provided the funding, and how investments flowed from funders to recipients. The report assesses progress against the Global Malaria Action Plan funding goals to identify what is needed in the next decade.

Publication date: June 2011

Region: Global

Business Investing in Malaria Control: Economic Returns and a Healthy Workforce for Africa

This report in the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series examines how private-sector investment in malaria control has improved cost-effectiveness at companies operating in malaria-endemic regions in Africa.

Author: Mouzin E, Sedlmayr R, Miller J, et al

Publication date: May 2011

Region: Africa

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

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