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Community Perceptions of Malaria and Vaccines in the South Coast and Busia Regions of Kenya

Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children younger than five years in Kenya. Within the context of planning for a vaccine to be used alongside existing malaria control methods, this study, published in Malaria Journal, explores sociocultural and health communications issues among individuals who are responsible for or influence decisions on childhood vaccination at the community level.

Author: Ojakaa DI, Ofware P, Machira YW, et al

Publication date: May 2011

Region: Africa

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: July 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets

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

Region: Global

Controlling Diarrheal Disease in Vietnam

This fact sheet summarizes PATH's projects in Vietnam that aimed to reduce childhood illness and death from diarrhea. Efforts included collaborations to update guidelines for health workers, clinical trials of rotavirus vaccines, and household water treatment and storage activities.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets

Cool Innovations for Vaccine Transportation and Storage

Keeping heat-sensitive vaccines and other drugs at the right temperature is crucial yet often difficult in areas with limited or no electrical power. In response to this challenge, a group of public- and private-sector partners is working with project Optimize to evaluate a range of transportation and storage containers for heat-sensitive drugs and vaccines that operate in environments with or without access to reliable power.

Publication date: July 2012

Region: Global

The Cornerstone of Public Health

This fact sheet makes the case for why vaccines are a critical, cost-effective investment for improving global health and saving children's lives.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Country Planning for Health Interventions Under Development: Lessons From the Malaria Vaccine Decision-Making Framework and Implications for Other New Interventions

This paper describes research into the anticipated processes and data needed to inform decision-making on malaria vaccines, the most advanced of which is still in phase 3 trials.

Author: Brooks A, Ba-Nguz A

Publication date: February 2012

Region: Africa

Creating a Japanese Encephalitis Surveillance System in Vietnam

This document provides details on PATH's partnership with the National Expanded Program on Immunization in Vietnam to enhance surveillance of Japanese encephalitis disease and inform planning for immunization programs.

Author: Phillips D

Publication date: May 2007

Region: Asia

Current and Future HPV Vaccines: Promise and Challenges

This 72-page document offers an in-depth look at vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV), both currently available vaccines and those in development, including therapeutic vaccines. The document includes an examination of programmatic issues relevant to developing countries.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Decade of Vaccines Special Supplement

The journal Vaccine published a special supplement on the Decade of Vaccines Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) that features articles by PATH contributors and others on the GVAP strategic objectives and the opportunities and challenges associated with its implementation. The 27 articles cover a range of related topics, including vaccine development, financing, access, delivery, and health impact. More than 100 authors contributed to the supplement representing a variety of international and developing-country stakeholders, from civil society and academia to vaccine manufacturers and policymakers.

Author: Glassman A, Zoloa JI, Duran D, et al

Publication date: April 2013

Region: Global

DefeatDD Blog

DefeatDD’s weekly blog features posts from PATH staff and partners about the burden of diarrheal disease and the solutions to defeat it, including trends in child health, success stories, news, and personal perspectives.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Blogs

DefeatDD Website is an interactive website aimed at informing and inspiring advocates committed to joining their voices and raising awareness about diarrheal disease. The website hosts a weekly blog about advances in diarrheal disease control and provides key documents and links to information on simple, lifesaving interventions that have the potential to significantly impact diarrhea incidence worldwide.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Websites

Delivering MenAfriVac Using the Controlled Temperature Chain Approach

In November 2012, the first immunization campaign to use a controlled temperature chain (CTC) took place in northern Benin. This photo set by project Optimize contains images taken during the campaign, where more than 155,000 people were vaccinated using the CTC approach.

Publication date: April 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Project Optimize photo sets

Delivering Vaccines: A Cost Comparison of In-Country Vaccine Transport Container Options

Project Optimize, a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization, undertook a cost-comparison case study of five container options for vaccine transport from the national to the regional level in Senegal. This report may be used as a starting point for other country vaccine programs weighing transport options in the face of increasing vaccine volume.

Author: Lorenson K, Mvundura M

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Global

Developing a Vision for Immunization Supply Systems in 2020: Landscape Analysis Summaries

Facilitated by project Optimize and conducted by a multidisciplinary group of partners, these landscape analyses highlight ongoing work related to five priority areas that comprise the vision for immunization supply systems in 2020. The analyses also highlight critical gaps that need to be addressed to achieve the vision. The five priority areas are vaccine and related products, supply system design, environmental impact, information systems, and human resources. The document is available as one large file or as six smaller files for easier downloading.

Publication date: June 2011

Region: Global

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

Development of a Freeze-Stable Formulation for Vaccines Containing Aluminum Salt Adjuvants

This article was published in Vaccine, Volume 27, Issue 1, Jones Braun L, Tyagi A, Perkins S, et al, Development of a freeze-stable formulation for vaccines containing aluminum salt adjuvants, pp. 72-79, Copyright Elsevier (2009). The journal may be accessed at

Author: Jones Braun L, Tyagi A, Perkins S, et al

Publication date: January 2009

Region: Global

Device for Automated Capture of E. coli O157:H7 From Feces: Feasibility for Point-of-Care Detection

This poster reports progress incorporating magnetic beads within a unique lab card that permits efficient capture and enrichment of E. coli O157:H7 from feces. Presented at the 106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 21, 2006; Orlando, FL.

Author: Gerdes JC, Weigl BH, Yager P

Publication date: May 2006

Region: Global

Diarrheal Disease and Childhood Pneumonia in Cambodia

Childhood pneumonia and diarrheal disease are the two leading causes of preventable deaths among children under the age of five in Cambodia and around the world. This fact sheet gives an overview of how PATH is working on an integrated approach to the prevention and treatment of these two illnesses in Cambodia.

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Asia

Diarrheal Disease: Solutions to Defeat a Global Killer

Diarrheal Disease: Solutions to Defeat a Global Killer presents scientific evidence to support strategies to scale up use of interventions, including safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene, breastfeeding and optimal complementary feeding, rotavirus vaccines, zinc treatment, and oral rehydration therapy/oral rehydration solution. In addition, the report features case studies of on-the-ground programs that bring these tools to communities that need them most. The document is available as one large file or as three smaller files for easier downloading.

Publication date: May 2009

Region: Global

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