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Subject: Health technologies > Woman-initiated protection

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Addressing Gender and Gender-Based Violence to Improve Health

This fact sheet highlights PATH's gender work.

Publication date: July 2012

Region: Global

Assessing Demand for depo-subQ in Uniject: A Five-Country Modeling Exercise

This brief summarizes the strategic demand models developed by PATH and the Futures Institute for the injectable contraceptive depo-subQ provera 104™ in the Uniject™ injection system (depo-subQ in Uniject) in Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Rwanda, and Senegal. These models will help inform global and country introduction planning for depo-subQ in Uniject.

Publication date: March 2011

Region: Global

Breakthroughs: A Blog From the GHTC

GHTC is a group of 40 nonprofit organizations committed to increasing awareness of the urgent need for health technologies that save lives around the world. Breakthroughs highlights the news and stories that are driving the work we do to advance innovation to save lives.

Publication date: 2014

Region: North America and Europe

Part of series: Blogs

China Country Program Website

This website about PATH’s China country program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Program websites

Ciclopiroxolamine: A Vaginal Product with Microbicide Potential

This poster was presented by PATH's India Microbicide Project at the Microbicides 2004 Conference in London. It describes ciclopiroxolamine, a vaginal product with microbicide potential. Ciclopiroxolamine is a unique microbicide candidate with a long history of proven safety in clinical use as a vaginal and skin product with anti-infective properties. It is already formulated, manufactured, and marketed worldwide in vaginal products. (This project was active from January 2002 to June 2006. It is on hold pending support to obtain additional data on anti-HIV activity.)

Author: Zaneveld LJ; Waller D; Sellors J; Camus-Bablon F

Publication date: 2004

Region: Asia

Communications Handbook for Clinical Trials

This handbook is a practical guide developed for site-level microbicide researchers, communicators, advocates, and others working on HIV prevention trials in developing countries. It includes context-specific case studies and practical insights from actual clinical trial communications initiatives. It is being updated to include work sheets and slide sets. To apply for a complimentary copy, please email Jacqueline Borodan at jacqueline@avac.org for detailed instructions.

Author: Robinson E, Baron D, Heise L, Moffett J, Harlan SV

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Directions in Global Health (Volume 2, Issue 1)

The April 2005 issue of Directions in Global Health features five PATH projects: efforts to improve health among migrant communities in China, Thailand, and Cambodia; the Global Campaign for Microbicides, PATH's Woman's Condom, procurement of safe-injection supplies under the PEPFAR program, and the Rotavirus Vaccine Program.

Author: PATH

Publication date: April 2005

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 4, Issue 2)

This special issue of Directions in Global Health features PATH's work in women's health. Featured projects include Sure Start; the Maternal and Newborn Health Technology Initiative; the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative; Global Campaign for Microbicides; SILCS diaphragm; the PATH Woman's Condom; microbicide applicators; AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance II Western Province; and Spring Bud Healthy Development.

Publication date: September 2007

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 9, Issue 2)

This issue of Directions in Global Health highlights PATH’s work to reduce the global burden of HIV/AIDS. It describes how PATH strengthens community-based responses; addresses gender norms to reduce HIV risk; integrates services for maximum effectiveness against HIV, tuberculosis, and other health challenges; advances needed technologies; and evaluates project impact. In addition, Dr. Julie Pulerwitz offers her perspective on turning the tide against AIDS.

Publication date: July 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

EMPOWER fact sheets

These fact sheets describe a PATH project focused on expanding prevention options for women.

Publication date: 2002

Region: Global

Female Condom: A Powerful Tool for Protection

More than 100 experts from 15 countries met in Baltimore, Maryland, in September 2005 at the Global Consultation on the Female Condom (GCFC) to discuss the status of the female condom worldwide and to develop a plan of action to build support for the method. This document answers key questions about the female condom and builds on the momentum created at the GCFC by presenting evidence of the female condom's effectiveness and impact, identifying current challenges to wider use, and indicating the steps that need to be taken now to develop strong female condom programs worldwide.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

The Female Condom: Significant Potential for STI and Pregnancy Prevention (Outlook, vol. 22, no. 2)

This issue of Outlook provides new information about the female condom as presented at the September 2005 Global Consultation on the Female Condom. Topics include evidence of the female condom's effectiveness for prevention of STIs and pregnancy, issues related to expanding access and use, and gaps in the knowledge base. Successful program examples and a detailed table of female condoms currently available or under development are also presented.

Author: Shane B

Publication date: May 2006

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

The First 55 Steps: Report of the Microbicide Development Strategy’s Civil Society Working Group

This report provides an overview of the status of civil-society engagement in each phase of microbicide research, development, and introduction and identifies the resources and specific action steps needed to move from the current level of engagement to where we need to be. .

Author: Forbes A, Sylla L, Yassky R

Publication date: March 2008

Region: Global

Home-Based Administration of depo-subQ provera 104™ in the Uniject™ Injection System

This literature review details the key findings on the feasibility and acceptability of home delivery of depo-subQ provera 104™ in the Uniject™ injection system  (depo-subQ in Uniject). The review focused on self-injection and looked specifically at subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) compared to the intramuscular formulation; considerations for home administration of injectable contraception, particularly in low-resource settings; and identified research needs for home administration, including self-injection, of depo-subQ in Uniject. A six-page briefing summary of this review is also available.

Author: Keith BM

Publication date: July 2011

Region: Global

Improving Reproductive Health Through Innovation: PATH Increases Access to Products, Services, and Information

This fact sheet highlights PATH's work to address family planning needs, provide better methods of protection against sexually transmitted infections and HIV, and improve diagnosis and treatment of women's cancers in low-resource settings.

Publication date: October 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

In Our Own Hands: A Case Study on Mobilizing Demand for HIV Prevention for Women

This document offers a history of the Global Campaign for Microbicides as a global organizing effort and locates it within the history of both the women’s health movement and the AIDS movement. This history provides insights and lessons that can help inform future efforts to organize around important global issues.

Author: Forbes A, Dube S, Gottemoeller M, Irungu P, Patel B, Thambinayagam A, Webb R, and West-Slevin K

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

In Women’s Hands: A Film on Women, HIV, and Hope

Filmed in several locations across the world, this short documentary is a tool for organizing and creating awareness around the increasing rates of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among women and the importance of advocacy for microbicides. The personal stories portrayed in In Women’s Hands speak to the need for microbicides and the importance for leadership on this issue.

Publication date: 2004

Region: Global

Initial Country Assessments for depo-subQ provera 104™ in the Uniject™ Injection System

These executive summaries reveal findings and recommendations from initial assessments conducted in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, and Senegal. These countries were evaluated in terms of service delivery, supply systems, and stakeholder perspectives with respect to the feasibility and appropriateness of introducing depo-subQ in Uniject.

Publication date: 2009

Region: Global

Kenya Country Program Website

This website about PATH’s Kenya country program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Program websites

Logistics and Waste Management Benefits of depo-subQ in Uniject

This brief describes results from an analysis conducted by PATH comparing the current intramuscular version of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) injectable contraceptive compared with a new formulation packaged in the Uniject injection system. The analysis focused on waste management implications, identifying key quantitative and qualitative differences between the two products.

Publication date: March 2011

Region: Global

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