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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

Courageous Community Leaders Go Above and Beyond to Fight Tuberculosis One Patient at a Time

This is the story of how two community members, Mr. Ritte and Mr. Kiondo, decided to team up to fight tuberculosis (TB). With PATH's training, the two men were able to improve TB case detection and treatment success in their community and in other districts, helping to foster the TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment goals of the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Fighting Childhood Tuberculosis in Tanzania

This is the story of how PATH and our partners have supported the development of Tanzania's national pediatric tuberculosis (TB) guidelines to help health care workers at all levels of the health system better diagnose, treat, and cure children suffering from TB. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Giving Back: Community Support for TB/HIV Treatment in Tanzania

In the fight against tuberculosis (TB) in Tanzania, PATH has been encouraging community members in several districts to take part in TB case detection. This story describes how one community member, Mohammed, has made a difference in Zanzibar. A former cocaine addict, Mohammed works at a recovery center for drug addicts. With training organized by PATH, he learned how to screen and refer people who may have TB; he also support patients during their treatment. Mohammed’s work is critical to the larger community, increasing diagnosis and treatment as well as awareness around TB and TB/HIV. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Importance of Community-Based Tuberculosis Care and Support: Godfrey’s Story

This is the story of how a young man, suffering from tuberculosis (TB), was rescued by a friend at a community-based organization that, with support from PATH, helps identify, refer, and supervise TB treatment in Karatu, Tanzania. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on the Information Technology Initiative of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, an innovative learning community where practitioners and policymakers from around the globe co-develop knowledge that focuses on the practical “how to” of achieving universal health coverage.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Projecting Health: Engaging Communities Through Visual Communication

In many parts of the world, simple, proven interventions can change behaviors and improve the health of mothers and newborns. PATH’s innovative social behavior change and communication model, Projecting Health, focuses on empowering communities to use digital media to effectively improve local health knowledge and behaviors.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Global

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Angola

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Angola. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Angolan children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Cameroon

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Cameroon. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Cameroonian children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Sierra Leone

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Sierra Leone. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Sierra Leonese children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in the Republic of the Congo

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in the Republic of the Congo. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Congolese children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Togo

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Togo. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Togolese children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Spotting Tuberculosis From the Frontlines: Engaging Pharmacies in Case-Finding

One of PATH’s strategies to find and treat tuberculosis (TB) patients is to build stronger referral networks. These collaborations are important in identifying patients who might otherwise be missed. This story describes how a pharmacy worker in Tanzania referred a mother and her young child for TB diagnosis using five simple screening questions that she learned in a PATH training. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Communications Guidance for Introducing Sayana® Press

This guide was created to support ministries of health and nongovernmental implementing partners as they develop communications strategies related to the introduction of the injectable contraceptive Sayana® Press. The document outlines communication strategies, audiences, key messages, and communications channels recommended for successful introduction of the product. For more information about the Sayana® Press Introduction and Evaluation project, visit http://sites.path.org/rh/?p=292.

Author: Lasher H

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Africa

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: February 2014

Region: Global

Freeze-Protection of Aluminum-Adjuvanted Vaccines: PATH Formulation Technology

PATH has developed a low-cost and straightforward approach for protecting aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines from irreversible damage that results from freezing. Many current vaccines of importance to global health contain an aluminum-salt adjuvant (such as aluminum hydroxide or aluminum phosphate) and could benefit from this freeze-protection technology. There is no intellectual property barrier for manufacturers wishing to adopt the technology; it has been placed in the public domain. This technical dossier summarizes the rationale for freeze protection, application of the technology to specific vaccines, the data obtained to date, and comments on the likely regulatory pathway for vaccines incorporating the technology.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

OpenLMIS

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop and deploy OpenLMIS, a community-focused initiative to improve health commodity supply chains, including an open-source, electronic logistics management information system.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

A PATH Update: Shaping the Market for Neonatal Resuscitation Equipment

This report describes how PATH, in collaboration with partners, undertakes distinct activities at each phase of the value chain—from research to scale-up—to shape the global market for basic neonatal resuscitation equipment for developing countries, as well as some potential risks and mitigation plans going forward.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

Protecting Newborns From Hepatitis B in Vietnam: Expanding Coverage of the Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose

This fact sheet describes PATH's activities to increase the coverage and timeliness of hepatitis B birth dose vaccination in Vietnam.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Asia

Quantification Tool for Neonatal Resuscitation Devices: Version 1

This national-level quantification tool can be used to develop estimated needs for newborn resuscitation devices. It is designed only to provide estimates of product quantities for planning and cost simulations and is not intended for planning detailed distribution. There are two Excel-based formats of the tool: The enhanced format includes simple design elements, such as graphics and navigation arrows, to guide users through the tool. The standard format retains the cell-based formatting of a traditional Excel file. Both versions contain the same information and formulas and will yield the same data. We invite users to choose the presentation that best meets their needs.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

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