Subject: Reproductive health
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- Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment in Low-Resource Settings: Practical Experience From PATH
From 2006 to 2011, PATH conducted HPV vaccination demonstration projects in India, Peru, Uganda, and Vietnam to provide evidence for decision-making about public-sector introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. This report, part of the Cervical Cancer Prevention: Practical Experience Series on the RHO Cervical Cancer website, examines the second component of a successful cervical cancer prevention program—screening and treatment of adult women for precancerous lesions.
Publication date: 2013
- Cervical Cancer, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV Vaccines: Key Points for Policy-Makers and Health Professionals
This booklet summarizes and updates the World Health Organization (WHO) document Human Papillomavirus and HPV Vaccine: Technical Information for Policy-Makers and Health Professionals and the WHO/UNFPA guidance note Preparing for the Introduction of HPV Vaccines—Policy and Programme Guidance for Countries. They are available in the STIs/RTIs section of the WHO website.
Publication date: 2007
- China Youth Reproductive Health Project Impact Evaluation Studies
This document provides an overview of seven impact evaluation studies conducted for the China Youth Reproductive Health Project. Summaries of these results for each of the individual studies are also available, as are the full evaluation documents.
Publication date: 2006
- The China Youth Reproductive Health Project Training Manual: Youth-Friendly Services
This handbook is an English translation of the Chinese manual created for the China Youth Reproductive Health Project. It includes modules to train counselors in youth-friendly services.
Publication date: February 2004
- Choosing Male Sterilization (Outlook, vol. 21, no. 3)
This issue of Outlook looks primarily at vasectomy as a contraceptive option for men. A number of important topics related to this theme are addressed, including no-scalpel vasectomy, no-scalpel vs. conventional vasectomy, choosing vasectomy, cost, vasectomy in developing countries, possible side effects and complications, regret, reversibility, and other strategies for male contraception.
Author: Weil B
Publication date: December 2004
Part of series: Outlook
- Combating HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, PATH is working with local groups from the ground up to link people with integrated HIV prevention, care, and support services through the ProVIC project. The five-year project, funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the US Agency for International Development, has adapted the Champion Community approach to engage individuals, families, and entire communities, especially high-risk groups, in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Publication date: June 2012
- Communications Booklet for Parents of Scouts and Interested Adults
Publication date: 2003
- 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
- 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 email@example.com for detailed instructions.
Author: Robinson E, Baron D, Heise L, Moffett J, Harlan SV
Publication date: May 2010
- Community Health Volunteers Update: A Newsletter From the APHIA II Western Project (Issue 2)
In an effort to support community interventions and health service utilization, APHIA II Western produces the Community Health Volunteers Update to help reinforce HIV and AIDS, reproductive health, tuberculosis, diarrhea, maternal and child health, and malaria messages passed through community outreach activities and health facilities; stimulate public discussions; reinforce behavior change; and promote use of health services.
Publication date: July 2009
Part of series: APHIA II Western Community Health Volunteers Update
- Community Health Workers' Manual
PATH developed this manual for community health workers to facilitate and support the implementation of the AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA) II project’s community-based activities in Eastern, Nyanza, and Western provinces of Kenya. The manual was developed with funding from the US Agency for International Development. It is available as one large file or as 17 smaller files.
Publication date: July 2007
- A Comparative Performance Evaluation of Flocked Swabs Versus Dacron® Swabs for Use With an Immunodiagnostic STI Assay in a Population of High Risk Women in Bolivia
This study assessed the impact of a new sampling device on the performance of a rapid immunochromatographic strip test for chlamydia under development at PATH. The results of endocervical samples collected on flocked swabs were compared to results from those collected with Dacron® swabs. Presented at: 17th Meeting of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR), July 29, 2007; Seattle, WA
Author: Barfield C, Tinajeros F, Revollo R, et al
Publication date: July 2007
- Conclusions From ACCP Clinical Research in Developing Countries
This ACCP Cervical Cancer Prevention Fact Sheet summarizes the major findings and conclusions from ACCP research on organized cervical cancer prevention programs, alternative screening methods, treatment methods for precancerous lesions, and cost-effectiveness of screen-and-treat programs.
Publication date: 2004
- Conducting Formative Research for HPV Vaccination Program Planning: Practical Experience From PATH
This report is part of the Cervical Cancer Prevention: Practical Experience Series on the RHO Cervical Cancer website summarizing lessons learned to guide cervical cancer prevention program planning in low-resource settings. It demonstrates that formative research is a necessary component of overall planning, discusses formative research issues specific to cervical cancer, and explains how research results may be used for strategic planning within the cervical cancer context.
Publication date: 2012
- Contraceptive Choices for Young People (job aid) [Vietnamese]
Developed as part of a project aimed at strengthening the provision of reproductive health services for young people at pharmacies, this job aid aims to remind pharmacy staff of key points about ongoing contraceptive methods for their discussions with young clients.
Publication date: 2004
- Contraceptive Methods in Focus: IUDs, Implants, and Oral Contraceptives (Outlook, vol. 21, no. 1)
Despite an increase in demand and availability, access to contraceptive use remains a challenge to many due to a variety of barriers. For health care providers and counselors, providing the most up-to-date information concerning contraceptive choices is critical for ensuring clients are able to make the best decisions about their reproductive needs. This issue of Outlook addresses several topics related to contraceptive methods, including trends in contraceptive use, the underutilization of IUDs, the increase in options for contraceptive implants, combined oral contraceptives, and new options in hormonal contraception.
Author: Castro W
Publication date: May 2004
Part of series: Outlook
- Convergence of HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for People Living With or Most at Risk of HIV: A Toolkit for Building Capacity
This toolkit provides practical guidance for building the capacity of various institutions to converge (or integrate) HIV and sexual and reproductive health services strategically. Developed in India, the toolkit is designed for program managers of nongovernmental organizations and community-based organizations; health care providers in the public sector at the national, district, and facility levels; and those running private-sector programs. The document is available as one large file or as two smaller files for easier downloading.
Publication date: December 2009
- Convergence of HIV and SRH Services in India: Impacts on and Implications for Key Populations
This document reviews global literature on the impacts and implications for converging HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for people most at risk: young men and women, sex workers, and HIV-positive people.
Publication date: January 2007
- Cost Analysis of Rapid Strip Tests for the Detection of Maternal Syphilis in Mozambique and Bolivia
Summary of a study to estimate the clinical and economic impact of prenatal syphilis screening with the rapid plasma reagin test and the immunochromatographic strip test in low-resource settings. Presented at: International Conference on Global Health: Global Health Council, May 30, 2006; Washington, DC.
Author: Levin C, Steele M, Atherly D
Publication date: May 2006
- Counseling on Dual Protection: STD/HIV and Pregnancy - A Guide for Program Staff, Community Health Outreach Works (CHOWs) and Peer Educators (PEs)
This publication is a job aid designed to be used by community health outreach workers to counsel youth on dual protection (STD/HIV and pregnancy prevention).
Author: Bruce L; Borromeo M; Aquino M
Publication date: 2003