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ACCP Strategies for Supporting Women With Cervical Cancer

This report provides an overview of current issues relating to cancer treatment in developing countries, followed by descriptions of existing support for cancer patients in countries where ACCP has worked and the support provided by ACCP projects. Finally, this report provides recommendations, based on ACCP experiences, for the provision of basic assistance at the national or local level to women with cervical cancer, within the context of a prevention-based intervention in low-resource settings.

Author: White SC; Winkler JL; ACCP Community Involvement Affinity Group

Publication date: 2004

Region: Global

Achieving Effective Sharps Waste Management in GAVI Host Countries

This document presents an analysis of safer sharps-waste management activities, including practical options using available or emerging technologies. The analysis includes an estimate of the baseline burden of disease from unsafe injection practices, the proposed solutions' potential impact on burden of disease, and a cost-effectiveness analysis of the proposed solutions.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Global

Achieving the Global Vision for Future Immunization Supply and Logistics Systems: Action Plans

Developed in collaboration with national and international partners and coordinated by project Optimize, these action plans describe specific activities and strategies designed to help achieve the 2020 vision for immunization supply and logistics systems. The vision and action plans are divided into five priority areas: vaccine products and packaging, immunization supply system efficiency, environmental impact of immunization supply systems, immunization information systems, and human resources for immunization logistics.

Publication date: September 2012

Region: Global

Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) Learning Materials

The USAID-funded Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative developed a learning package on the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage consisting of a reference manual, participant’s notebook, and facilitator’s guide. This learning package was developed for use by nurses, midwives, and doctors providing childbirth and immediate postpartum care. Information about implementing active management of the third stage of labor is featured in this reference manual as well as the corresponding participant’s notebook and facilitator’s guide. The reference manuals and facilitators' guides are available as one large file and also in smaller sections for easier downloading.

Author: Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI)

Publication date: 2007

Region: Global

Active Management of Third Stage of Labour: A Clinical Tutorial

PATH's Maternal and Newborn Health Technology Initiative, in collaboration with South Africa's KwaZulu Natal Department of Health, produced this essential training video on active management of the third stage of labor. Using real clinical footage, this video presents the information, skills, and practices that birth attendants need to routinely provide this life-saving intervention and prevent postpartum hemorrhage. To obtain free copies of the video on CD-ROM, please email a request to publications@path.org. For optimal viewing of the low-resolution versions posted here, save the files to your hard drive by right-clicking on the links below and selecting “Save target as." Please note: the Clinical Tutorial and Core Topics files require Windows Media Player, available as a free download from Microsoft.

Publication date: January 2008

Region: Global

Activities and Stakeholders in the Global Water Sector: A Preliminary Analysis

This is part of a series of project briefs discussing the activities, research findings, and field experiences of PATH’s Safe Water Project. The project briefs are available in two formats: one for onscreen viewing and one for booklet-style printing.

Author: Snyder B

Publication date: January 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Adaptation of Immunoassays for Multiplexed Diagnosis of a Diverse Panel of Pathogens Associated With Acute Febrile Illness

This poster summarizes PATH’s recent activities as part of a consortium lead by the University of Washington to develop the DxBox, a system comprising a portable instrument and low-cost disposable cards. The prototype is being developed to diagnose typhoid fever, dengue fever, rickettsial diseases, malaria, measles, and influenza. PATH’s contributions are immunoassay development, field studies, and user needs assessment. Presented at The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), November 12, 2006; Atlanta, GA.

Author: Gerlach JL, Singhal MC, Watts K, et al

Publication date: November 2006

Region: Global

Addressing Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in a Complex World: Outlook 30th Anniversary Issue

Adolescents and their sexual and reproductive health needs are in the global health spotlight. This issue of Outlook provides an overview of the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents, gives examples of different approaches to addressing those needs, and highlights some of the most intractable challenges.

Author: Wells E

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Addressing Gender and Gender-Based Violence to Improve Health

This fact sheet highlights PATH's gender work.

Publication date: July 2012

Region: Global

Addressing Poor Health in Nairobi's Slums

This is one of a series of fact sheets that describe PATH's current and past work in Kenya. The fact sheets focus on specific projects as well as unique approaches that cut across projects. This fact sheet describes the work of the Nairobi Urban Health and Poverty Partnership to address the poor health outcomes associated with rapid urbanization and the related inaccessibility of adequate basic services.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Adolescent Reproductive Health: Making a Difference (Outlook, vol. 16, no. 3)

Author: Kilbourne-Brook M

Publication date: December 1998

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Advanced Adjuvants for Novel Vaccines: Expanding Access to Technology in the Fight Against Infectious Disease

This fact sheet describes the positive impact that adjuvants can have on vaccine efficacy and, potentially, immunization program costs. It also describes PATH’s work to expand global access to proprietary and non-proprietary adjuvants as well as relevant formulations technologies to facilitate their successful exploration and use by product development partnerships and developing-country vaccine manufacturers.

Publication date: June 2012

Region: Global

Advancing a New Diagnostic Test for Onchocerciasis in Africa

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop and make available a rapid test to detect onchocerciasis, or river blindness.

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

Advancing New Technologies Against Influenza

This fact sheet highlights PATH's work to advance the development of new vaccines against influenza that are affordable and accessible for the developing world.

Publication date: October 2013

Region: Global

Advancing Vaccine Formulations of Importance to Developing Countries Using New and Existing Adjuvant Technologies

The positive impact of adjuvants on vaccination can be functional and practical. A handful of adjuvants are currently licensed for human vaccination, and a number of new adjuvants have reached advanced development stages. However, access to these and other adjuvants is limited. Presented at the 2012 Conference on Modern Vaccines Adjuvants and Delivery Systems, this poster outlines PATH’s work to expand access to proprietary and non-proprietary adjuvants as well as relevant formulations technologies to facilitate their successful exploration and use by product development partnerships and developing-country vaccine manufacturers.

Author: Blum J, Chen D, Cummings R

Publication date: June 2012

Region: Global

An Advocacy Strategy for Adoption and Dissemination of the WHO Policy on TB Infection Control in Health Care Facilities, Congregate Settings, and Households

In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new policy to guide activities for controlling tuberculosis (TB) infection. This report provides guidance on advocacy for political and financial support for TB infection control from donors and countries, widespread adoption of the WHO policy, and incorporation of it into national and local policies. The report also addresses advocacy for linkages with civil society organizations in the field to ensure demand for and implementation of the WHO policy to protect health workers, patients, and communities from TB transmission.

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Global

Affordable Point-of-Care Specimen Processing: A Viral RNA Extraction and Stabilization Platform

A description of a viral RNA extraction and stabilization platform. Presented at: The 5th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress (WHIT v.5.0), November 8, 2009; Alexandria, VA.

Author: Beddoe AG, Hubbard L, Stevens D, et al

Publication date: November 2009

Region: Global

Affordable Point-of-Care Viral RNA Specimen Processing for Low-Resource Settings

PATH conducted a detailed cost analysis in Nicaragua to understand the costs of each step required to perform viral load testing, beginning at the patient’s house and continuing to when the viral load testing result is actually communicated back to the patient’s antiretroviral therapy care provider. Using this information, PATH has developed a low-cost technology to extract HIV viral RNA at the point of care and stabilize it, removing the need for cold chain preservation of the specimen. Presented at: AACC 42nd Annual Oak Ridge Conference, April 22, 2010; San Jose, CA.

Author: Stevens DS, Beddoe AG, Hubbard L, et al

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Global

Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation—Ethiopia

To increase access to safe drinking water and reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases, PATH’s Safe Water Project has been exploring the potential of market-based approaches to provide clean water for low- and middle-income households. The goal of the project's product development work has been to understand user needs and preferences around household water treatment and storage, foster widespread demand for and availability of new and/or improved products, and raise the bar for the affordability, quality, value, and performance of these products. This report focuses on the results of user research in Ethiopia.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation reports

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