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Subject: For advocates and policymakers
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Stronger Health Advocates, Greater Health Impacts: Tools of the Trade

Advocacy is an effective method to achieve global health goals by ensuring that necessary resources, policies, and political will are available to support important programs. These resources help new and experienced advocates assess policy advocacy options, plan goals and activities, and develop a comprehensive strategy for advocacy impact.

Publication date: November 2014

Region: Africa, Asia, Global

Policies and Actions for More Effective Malaria in Pregnancy Efforts: Maternal and Newborn Health in Kenya

In Kenya, malaria in pregnancy continues to contribute to high maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. By translating emerging evidence on community-based distribution of antimalarial medicine into policy action, policymakers in Kenya have the opportunity to significantly decrease malaria-related mortality and morbidity during pregnancy, safeguarding the health and lives of countless women and newborns. This brief describes recommendations and policies at the global level and in Kenya and identifies ways in which to expand access to preventive treatment for mothers.

Publication date: October 2014

Region: Africa

Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health: Leveraging Interoperability Standards to Link Patient, Provider, Payor, and Policymaker Data

This e-book, written by the Digital Health Solutions team for the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, is a reference guide for countries wanting to link their universal health coverage and eHealth information systems using a standards-based approach. It provides a set of actionable steps and links to resources to develop a national eHealth standards framework. The e-book can be read online, downloaded as a PDF, or downloaded to an e-reader.

Author: Ritz D, Althauser C, Wilson K

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Global

A Comprehensive Approach to Rotavirus Vaccines

This fact sheet highlights PATH's work to address rotavirus, the leading cause of severe diarrheal disease. It includes general information about our efforts to increase access to and effectiveness of existing vaccines, as well as to develop new vaccines.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets

Integrating Female Condoms Into HIV Prevention Programs: A Case Study of Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Opportunities in Kenya

This report examines the factors that have supported and hindered the inclusion of female condoms in two HIV prevention programs in Kenya—prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and voluntary medical male circumcision—and offers potential actions to help improve integration and access in future programming.

Author: Whipkey KJ, Coffey PS, East L, Omurwa T, Murunga P

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa, Global

Policy Advocacy for Total Market Approaches for Family Planning: Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Workshop May 2014

In May 2014, PATH and the United Nations Population Fund convened a regional workshop on policy advocacy for total market approaches (TMAs) for family planning, in Antalya, Turkey. Seventy-three participants from 18 countries gathered to learn more about advocacy strategy development and to plan advocacy activities to bring about policy changes in support of their TMA action plans.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Eastern Europe, Global

Increasing TB Case Detection and Improving Treatment Outcomes: Through Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization

This project brief outlines PATH's work in training employees of national tuberculosis (TB) programs and civil-society organizations to conduct advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) activities aimed at improving TB case detection and treatment outcomes in their countries. This work was made possible with funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Global

"Nothing for Us Without Us": Establishing a Tuberculosis-Free Africa Through Community Action

This project brief outlines PATH's role in supporting the creation of the Africa Coalition on Tuberculosis (ACT!), a core group of committed activists from high-burden tuberculosis countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Africa

Stabilizing the Antimalarial Drug Supply: Semisynthetic Artemisinin Could Meet up to One-Third of Global Need

Artemisinin-based combination therapy is considered the gold standard treatment for malaria, but global demand has often outpaced production, and pricing has been volatile. This fact sheet describes the cross-sector partnership PATH formed to develop a new way to produce high-quality, nonseasonal, and affordable artemisinin to supplement the plant-based supply.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Global

Child Health in Tanzania: Identifying Policy Pathways to Help Prevent Child Deaths From Pneumonia and Diarrhea

This brief provides policy recommendations to help Tanzania reduce the impacts of pneumonia and diarrhea and ensure all children have the chance to lead healthy lives.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Africa

Semisynthetic Artemisinin: Cross-Sector Partnership to Stabilize the Antimalarial Drug Supply

Artemisinin-based combination therapy is considered the gold standard treatment for malaria, but global demand has often outpaced production, and pricing has been volatile. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH and our partners set out to develop a new pharmaceutical manufacturing process to produce commercial volumes of high-quality, nonseasonal, and affordable artemisinin to supplement the plant-based supply. This poster, presented at the Bay Area World Malaria Day Symposium on April 25, 2014, presents key facts on malaria, the market for artemisinin, partner roles, and commercial production.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

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

Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on the Information Technology Initiative of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, an innovative learning community where practitioners and policymakers from around the globe co-develop knowledge that focuses on the practical “how to” of achieving universal health coverage.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Developing New Vaccines Against Pneumonia and Other Pneumococcal Diseases

This fact sheet outlines PATH's pneumococcal vaccine project from a technical perspective. It includes an overview of PATH's vaccine development portfolio and partners to support the development of vaccines against pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases that can be effective and affordable for children in the developing world.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

Freeze-Protection of Aluminum-Adjuvanted Vaccines: PATH Formulation Technology

PATH has developed a low-cost and straightforward approach for protecting aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines from irreversible damage that results from freezing. Many current vaccines of importance to global health contain an aluminum-salt adjuvant (such as aluminum hydroxide or aluminum phosphate) and could benefit from this freeze-protection technology. There is no intellectual property barrier for manufacturers wishing to adopt the technology; it has been placed in the public domain. This technical dossier summarizes the rationale for freeze protection, application of the technology to specific vaccines, the data obtained to date, and comments on the likely regulatory pathway for vaccines incorporating the technology.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

OpenLMIS

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop and deploy OpenLMIS, a community-focused initiative to improve health commodity supply chains, including an open-source, electronic logistics management information system.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Delivering Health Solutions Through Public-Private Partnerships

This report outlines the key themes and recommendations identified during three policy dialogues hosted by PATH and partners in 2013 that highlight ways for public-private partnerships to effectively develop, adapt, and deliver lifesaving health innovations to those most in need.

Publication date: January 2014

Region: Global

Disposable-Syringe Jet Injectors

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on designing the next generation of jet injectors.

Publication date: January 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Empowering Social Enterprises: PATH’s Market Development Toolkit

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's Market Development Toolkit, which provides guidance and tools on the commercialization process for health products in low-resource settings.

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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