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Subject: Emerging and epidemic diseases

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Fighting Multidrug-Resistant TB in the DRC: Results of MDR-TB Programming Scale-Up in Seven Provinces

This project brief describes PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo to control and treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The brief outlines a project to train national clinicians to diagnose MDR-TB, strengthen the diagnostic capacities of local laboratories, and mobilize communities to help patients successfully complete treatment. All of this work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa

Improving Data Quality and Validation in the DRC

This project brief explains how PATH worked to improve tuberculosis (TB) data collection methods at the local level in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which led to more timely and accurate reporting of data to national and global stakeholders, allowing officials to have more relevant discussions around TB control. All of this work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa

Public-Private Mix for Tuberculosis and HIV: Lessons Learned From Vietnam

This project brief outlines PATH's work to improve integrated services for tuberculosis (TB) and HIV in various districts throughout Vietnam using a public-private mix model. The brief details how the project was piloted and adapted over time to successfully improve TB and HIV case detection and treatment in the project sites. All of this work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Asia

Tackling TB and HIV Co-infection in the DRC: Results of Integration Efforts at 70 Test Sites

This project brief explains the activities and outcomes of PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo to control and treat tuberculosis (TB) and HIV co-infection. By introducing and scaling up a comprehensive package of collaborative interventions, PATH influenced TB-HIV planning at the national level, activities in the field, and community access to integrated TB-HIV services. All of this work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa

Healthy Markets Activity (HMA)

This fact sheet describes the Healthy Markets Activity project, funded by the US Agency for International Development and implemented by PATH, which is designed to grow the commercial market for HIV-related goods and services to meet the needs of Vietnam's most-at-risk populations. The project offers market research, policy and regulatory support, technical assistance, and private-sector engagement opportunities to encourage innovation and investment.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Asia

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

Community Organizations: A Lifeline for Tuberculosis Patients in the DRC

This success story displays positive outcomes of PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo related to the control and treatment of tuberculosis, achieved through leveraging the strength of the community. This work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Africa

The Faces Behind the Numbers: Providing Relief to MDR-TB Patients in the DRC

This success story shares two personal stories of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients who received lifesaving diagnoses and treatment support thanks to the work of PATH in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Africa

Faster Diagnosis Saves Lives in Maniema

This success story displays positive outcomes of PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo related to the control and treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), achieved by introducing the innovative GeneXpert diagnostic machine. This work was made possible with funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Africa

Building Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization Capacity for TB Control: Strategies to Improve Case Detection and Treatment Adherence in India

This project brief describes PATH’s work in promoting tuberculosis (TB) control in India by building local and national capacities in advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) strategies. This work aimed to improve TB case detection and treatment adherence by training local civil-society members and national-level staff to design and implement ACSM work plans. This project was made possible through support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Finding and Treating Tuberculosis in Children: Tanzania is One of the First African Countries to Turn the Tide on Pediatric TB

This project brief showcases PATH's contributions to pediatric tuberculosis (TB) services in Tanzania. This work was made possible through generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development. For a related brief on TB/HIV service integration in Tanzania, see Tackling TB and HIV Co-infection in Tanzania.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Africa

Health Human Resources Support for TB Control: Maximizing Capacity to Achieve Universal Access in India

This project brief describes PATH’s work in promoting tuberculosis (TB) control in India by contributing to health human resources development throughout the country. With support from the United States Agency for International Development, PATH worked with Initiatives Inc. to assess the state of human resources working in TB-related capacities in India, to analyze the feasibility of integrating the national TB program with the general health system, and to pilot an integrated model of TB programming within the general health system in four districts. The brief outlines lessons learned that can be applied to future health human resources development in TB-related capacities in India and globally.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Laboratory Strengthening: Building Laboratory Capacity to Promote Universal Access to Quality Diagnosis and Expand Services for Drug-Resistant TB in India

This project brief outlines PATH’s work in strengthening national laboratories in India to correctly diagnose tuberculosis (TB), including multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). In collaboration with FIND, the World Health Organization, and other partners, PATH provided intense technical assistance to India's Revised National TB Control Program to introduce new diagnostic technologies into Indian laboratories, improve biosafety and infrastructure, build nationwide laboratory networks, and strengthen quality assurance. This work was made possible through support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Preventing the Spread of TB: Improving Infection Prevention and Control in India’s Health Facilities

This project brief describes one aspect of PATH’s contributions to tuberculosis (TB) control in India. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development, PATH worked with India’s Revised National TB Control Program to implement new national guidelines on airborne infection control in India. Work included developing education materials for health workers and their patients, convening experience-sharing workshops for national TB program staff, and training local engineers and architects to design effective infection-control measures within health facilities.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Public-Private Mix for TB Control: Indian Chemists Join National Efforts to Find and Treat More Cases of TB

This project brief describes PATH’s contributions to developing public-private mix (PPM) approaches to TB control in India. With support from the United States Agency for International Development, PATH supported a PPM pilot project in Andhra Pradesh that aimed to train private chemists in identifying presumed TB cases and referring them to government diagnosis centers, promoting community awareness of TB prevention, and reducing the sale of TB drugs to persons without a prescription. This project provided valuable lessons and insights into applying PPM strategies to future TB control projects in India and elsewhere.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Tackling TB and HIV Co-infection in Tanzania: Results of an Innovative Model Launched in TB Clinics in Six Regions

This project brief showcases PATH's contributions to tuberculosis (TB) and HIV service integration in Tanzania. This work was made possible through generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development. For a related brief on pediatric TB in Tanzania, see Finding and Treating Tuberculosis in Children.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Africa

Target Product Profile: HIV Self-Test Version 4.1: A White Paper on the Evaluation of Current HIV Rapid Tests and Development of Core Specifications for Next-Generation HIV Tests

This annotated target product profile (TPP) describes the desired characteristics of an HIV self-test and is a result of a review of currently available literature, interviews with key informants/stakeholders, laboratory-generated data on the performance of rapid tests, and early usability studies in Kenya, Malawi, and South Africa. The purpose of the TPP is to provide a common foundation for the development of HIV self-tests that contains sufficient detail to allow device developers and key stakeholders to understand the characteristics a test must have to be successful.

Author: Peck RB, Lim JM, Wellhausen JD, Lee AM, Valdez MM

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Accelerating Malaria Elimination in Africa: PATH Partners With Malaria-Endemic Countries, the Private Sector, and the Global Community in the Quest for a Malaria-Free World

This fact sheet provides an overview of the work of PATH's Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) to develop and document approaches for reducing malaria illnesses and deaths, with the long-term goal of malaria elimination.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Africa

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