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Subject: For advocates and policymakers > Child health

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Advocacy to Improve Health for Women and Children: Strategies and Stories From the Field

Advocacy is one of the many powerful tools that PATH uses to achieve our mission. By influencing decision-makers at all levels of government in countries around the world, PATH works to create a policy environment that supports good health. Advocacy to Improve Health for Women and Children: Strategies and Stories From the Field provides stories from Africa and Asia that illustrate how PATH uses a 10-part approach to advocacy to achieve lasting policy change. The stories are a resource for global health implementers and advocates to help them develop strategies to achieve policy goals. Although the examples are specific to particular countries and health issues, the methods used to accomplish policy objectives can be practiced in a variety of settings to address a myriad of issues.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: Africa, Asia, Global

The Shared Path to Maternal and Newborn Health

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: December 2014

Region: Global

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: December 2014

Region: Africa, Asia, Global

Tackling the Deadliest Diseases for the World's Poorest Children

In the past decade, global investments have led to great progress toward improving the health of children in developing countries. Yet pneumonia and diarrhea still cause 25 percent of all child deaths. This infographic makes the case for controlling pneumonia and diarrhea simultaneously to achieve the greatest impact.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: Africa, Asia, Global

USAID and PATH: Working Together to Improve Global Health

PATH and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) work together to promote and improve health in developing countries. This fact sheet provides examples of successes that PATH, USAID, and our private partners have had in advancing technologies, strengthening health systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors to improve health and allow communities around the world to prosper.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: North America and Europe, 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

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

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: March 2014

Region: Global

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

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

Kenya's Munyang'anyi Primary: The WASH-Friendly School

A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program introduced by APHIAplus Western Kenya has considerably reduced diarrheal cases among students at Munyang’anyi Primary School in Kenya’s Bungoma County.

Publication date: November 2013

Region: Africa

Breakthrough Innovations That Can Save Women and Children Now

This publication highlights ten breakthrough health innovations ready to be used in developing countries to reach the Millennium Development Goals. Paired with existing tools, these low-cost innovations have the potential to save millions of lives by addressing the greatest health threats to women, newborns, and children.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Breastfeeding and Diarrhea

This fact sheet aims to raise awareness about breastfeeding to prevent and treat diarrhea. One in a set of introductory resources, it provides stakeholders and policymakers in the world’s poorest countries with crucial information on a proven intervention in the fight against diarrheal disease.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets

Paving the Way for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prevention: Vaccine Development Against a Widespread Cause of Respiratory Illness in Infants and Young Children

This fact sheet highlights PATH's work to develop a vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for use in a maternal immunization strategy in the developing world that can protect infants in the critical early months of life.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Accelerating New Vaccine Development Against Pneumonia and Other Pneumococcal Diseases: Advancing Vaccines Against the Leading Cause of Childhood Deaths

This fact sheet highlights PATH's work to develop new vaccines against pneumococcal disease, one of the leading causes of death in children less than five years old in the developing world.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Vaccines in the Uniject™ Injection System

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on the Uniject™ injection system for use with vaccines.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Advancing Commitments to Reproductive and Maternal Health: Country Caucuses and Policy Dialogue

This document highlights the outcomes of an event at the 2013 Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that drew together 260 global health professionals to discuss and make plans to address key issues to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health in their own countries and states.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Chlorhexidine for Umbilical Cord Care

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on the use of chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Protecting Global Access to Lifesaving Vaccines: PATH’s Global Advocacy Strategy During the United Nations Environment Program Mercury Treaty Negotiations

This case study highlights PATH and our partners’ successful advocacy efforts to ensure the protection of vaccines containing thiomersal—a preservative used in multi-dose vaccines. In January 2013, government delegates finalized a global environmental treaty on mercury having agreed to exclude vaccines containing the preservative thiomersal from further regulation.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Tackling Pneumonia and Diarrhea Together: A Mapping Brief of Global Strategies for Pneumonia and Diarrheal Disease

This policy brief highlights the array of global policies related to pneumonia and diarrheal disease and how the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea, released by the World Health Organization and UNICEF in April 2013, supports all of these efforts by providing an integrated framework for addressing both diseases.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

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