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Subject: For advocates and policymakers > Child health

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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

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: May 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

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

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: December 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: October 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: October 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: October 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

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

A History of Vaccines

This fact sheet on the history of vaccines gives a brief overview of disease rates before and after the development of vaccines.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Investing in Vaccines for the Developing World

This fact sheet on investing in vaccines for the developing world details the cost of developing and distributing vaccines, and it outlines the innovative funding solutions designed to address these issues.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: North America and Europe

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