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The Journey to Scale: Moving Together Past Digital Health Pilots

The digital health community is on a journey to deliver health impact. Over the past decade, this community has demonstrated through pilots that information and communication technology can improve health services delivery in the developing world. We propose that digital health interventions will impact health outcomes significantly only when routinely used, or institutionalized, as a common practice. Achieving institutionalization requires the right leadership, solution, approach, and capacity. This paper, written by the Digital Health Solutions team, is intended to stimulate debate on what that implies for our investment and collaboration strategies.

Author: Wilson K, Gertz B, Arenth B, Salisbury N

Publication date: December 2014

Region: Global

PATH Supports Global HPV Vaccine Introduction

This fact sheet outlines PATH's role in providing technical assistance to countries for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs. The PATH HPV vaccine team’s activities are channeled through four primary work streams: Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance application support; program planning and implementation; evaluation; and cervical cancer prevention and control strategies.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: Global

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Mauritania

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

Publication date: November 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Stronger Health Advocates, Greater Health Impacts: Tools of the Trade

Advocacy is an effective method to achieve global health goals by ensuring that necessary resources, policies, and political will are available to support important programs. These resources help new and experienced advocates assess policy advocacy options, plan goals and activities, and develop a comprehensive strategy for advocacy impact.

Publication date: November 2014

Region: Africa, Asia, Global

mHealth Mobile Messaging Toolkit: Considerations When Selecting a Mobile Messaging Platform Vendor

This toolkit, written by the Digital Health Solutions team at PATH, provides information about currently available mobile messaging technology solutions, as well as things to consider when selecting a vendor and deploying an mHealth campaign. It was designed for project implementers using mobile messaging campaigns to encourage healthy behaviors in low- and middle-income countries.

Author: Morio M, Goertz H, Taliesin B, Wilson K

Publication date: October 2014

Region: Global

Policies and Actions for More Effective Malaria in Pregnancy Efforts: Maternal and Newborn Health in Kenya

In Kenya, malaria in pregnancy continues to contribute to high maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. By translating emerging evidence on community-based distribution of antimalarial medicine into policy action, policymakers in Kenya have the opportunity to significantly decrease malaria-related mortality and morbidity during pregnancy, safeguarding the health and lives of countless women and newborns. This brief describes recommendations and policies at the global level and in Kenya and identifies ways in which to expand access to preventive treatment for mothers.

Publication date: October 2014

Region: Africa

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Senegal

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

Publication date: October 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Community-Based Approach to Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Pregnancy in Kisumu, Kenya: Exploring the Value of Utilizing Community Health Workers in Malaria in Pregnancy Prevention

In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria in pregnancy continues to contribute to high maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. In Kisumu, Kenya, PATH developed a two-phased approach to increase coverage of malaria in pregnancy prevention activities and strengthen antenatal care. This report details the activities and outcomes of the pilot project and offers recommendations for next steps.

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Africa

Community-Based Approaches to Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy: A Review of Recent Studies

In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria in pregnancy continues to contribute to high maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. One approach to the problem is intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy with sulfadoxine pyrimethamine, an antimalarial safe for use in pregnancy. This report reviews recent studies and articles documenting implementation of community-based approaches that increase uptake of this therapy.

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Africa

Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health: Leveraging Interoperability Standards to Link Patient, Provider, Payor, and Policymaker Data

This e-book, written by the Digital Health Solutions team for the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, is a reference guide for countries wanting to link their universal health coverage and eHealth information systems using a standards-based approach. It provides a set of actionable steps and links to resources to develop a national eHealth standards framework. The e-book can be read online, downloaded as a PDF, or downloaded to an e-reader.

Author: Ritz D, Althauser C, Wilson K

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Global

Innovation Matters: Pioneering Innovation Today for Health Impact Tomorrow

This publication features articles from global leaders in innovation exploring the critical role innovation can play in accelerating solutions to the world’s most urgent health challenges.

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Global

PATH in China: Joining With Diverse Partners to Create Sustainable Health Solutions

This brochure outlines PATH's work in China, with emphasis on public-private partnerships for product development. Areas of focus include vaccines and immunization, health technologies, and women's health.

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Country brochures

SILCS Launches in Early Markets

The SILCS diaphragm is a single-size contraceptive barrier designed to fit a broad range of women. This document describes product features and the steps that PATH and our commercialization partner, Kessel Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH, are taking as we build toward the introduction of SILCS in low-resource settings.

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Global

Accelerating the Development of New Rotavirus Vaccines

This fact sheet provides a technical perspective of PATH's work on rotavirus vaccines for children in the developing world. It includes an overview of PATH's efforts to increase access to and effectiveness of existing rotavirus vaccines, as well as an in-depth review of its vaccine development portfolio and research activities to support the development of effective and affordable new rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets

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

Current PATH Initiatives in Cervical Cancer Prevention

PATH began to focus on cervical cancer in 1991. Over the past 23 years, our portfolio has expanded to cover the full range of technologies and approaches for the prevention of cervical cancer. This fact sheet summarizes PATH’s current work in cervical cancer prevention.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Global

Delivering Immunization Data Solutions: PATH Works With Multilateral Organizations to Deliver Access to Immunization Data

PATH managed the design and development of an Immunization Repository for the World Health Organization and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, providing access to immunization data, dashboards, and reports to more than 300 users across the global health value chain. This fact sheet is an overview of how we approached this effort, and the results achieved.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Global

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

Integrating Female Condoms Into HIV Prevention Programs: A Case Study of Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Opportunities in Kenya

This report examines the factors that have supported and hindered the inclusion of female condoms in two HIV prevention programs in Kenya—prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and voluntary medical male circumcision—and offers potential actions to help improve integration and access in future programming.

Author: Whipkey KJ, Coffey PS, East L, Omurwa T, Murunga P

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa, Global

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