Subject: About PATH's work > Strengthening health systems
- Addressing the Emerging Diabetes Epidemic in Low-Resource Settings
This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH’s efforts to develop evidence-based programs focused on diabetes prevention and control. Sixty percent of all deaths worldwide each year are due to chronic disease, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, where people develop the diseases at younger ages, suffer longer, and die earlier in life.
Publication date: September 2012
- Andhra Pradesh, India - Building a Model Immunization Program
This document describes how an Indian state protects millions and demonstrates what new vaccines and technologies can achieve.
Publication date: 2004
- Andhra Pradesh: Progress in Immunization Performance
Publication date: 2006
- AP Shares Lessons With Other States on Strengthening Routine Immunization and Introducing New Vaccines
Publication date: 2006
- APHIA II Western Project: Best Practices and Promising Interventions
This report is a review of the USAID-funded AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA II Western) Project, which operated at the provincial level in Western Kenya from December 2006 to December 2010. The project focused primarily on increasing the use of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis health services, the adoption of healthier behaviors, the promotion of family planning and reproductive health services, and maternal and child health. The report is available as one large file or several smaller files.
Publication date: March 2011
- Barriers to Access and Use of Public TB Diagnostic Services in Vietnam
This report dissects research results assessing access to and use of public tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic services in nine districts of Vietnam. The report identifies barriers to accessing public-sector TB diagnostic services at the individual, provider, and health system levels.
Publication date: February 2013
- Building Effective, Sustainable Systems for Procuring Essential Reproductive Health Supplies
This white paper highlights the value of a comprehensive approach to procurement capacity development in developing countries.
Author: Cohen J, Reeh C, Neroutsos K
Publication date: January 2011
- Building Pharmacy Capacity in Vietnam: Improving Knowledge and Skills in Primary Health Care
This project brief describes PATH's work to strengthen the capacity of staff in almost 1,000 pharmacies across Vietnam to deliver primary health care services.
Publication date: August 2012
- Cambodia: "Coverage Improvement Planning" Pays Off - Expanding Services and Increasing Financial Sustainablity
Publication date: 2004
- Catalyzing Healthier Labor Migration: Working on Health and Development in Source Communities in Cambodia and Destinations in Thailand
Through PROMDAN, agencies in Thailand and Cambodia responded to the issue of uninformed labor migration. The project aimed to increase access to health services and make labor migration beneficial for migrants and their families. This report documents the development, implementation, and impact of the project.
Publication date: March 2010
- Cervical Cancer Project in Vietnam
This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work to prevent and treat cervical cancer in Vietnam, including human papillomavirus vaccine introduction research, vaccine demonstration, a screening and treatment pilot model, and advocacy.
Publication date: May 2011
- Combining Forces in Cambodia to Overcome Childhood Diarrhea and Pneumonia
This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's ongoing work in Cambodia to integrate diarrhea and pneumonia control. At the national level, PATH collaborated with the Cambodia Ministry of Health to strengthen policy so that effective interventions and appropriate and reliable supplies are made available throughout the public- and private-health sectors as well as in the community to reduce the burden of diarrheal disease and pneumonia among children in Cambodia. PATH also worked on a district-level demonstration project to put policy into practice and inform expansion throughout the country. Through this integrated approach to community health, Cambodia is addressing the two most dangerous threats to its children and is already making a significant and lasting impact.
Publication date: March 2012
- Common Requirements for Logistics Management Information Systems
This document focuses on a method for producing descriptions, models, and figures that accurately represent the views and needs of global health professionals. The document can be used by global health practitioners to inform software development related to health systems.
Publication date: September 2010
- Common Requirements for Maternal Health Information Systems: Produced With the Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology
This document presents a set of requirements that translate the needs of maternal health practitioners into the language of software and systems engineering. The document can inform software development for health systems worldwide and maternal health in particular.
Author: Taylor C, Luchitsky A, Lubinski D, Peloso L, Wilson K
Publication date: December 2012
- 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
- Delivering Health Solutions to Those in Need: Our Work in Malaria Control, Child Nutrition, and HIV Prevention Builds Healthier Communities
This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work in Zambia, including our work to support data-driven malaria control measures, improve child health and nutrition, prevent HIV infection, and create better information management systems.
Publication date: December 2011
- Delivering on the Promise of Information Technology to Strengthen Health Systems: PATH's Approach to Enterprise Architecture Addresses Common Challenges of Health Systems
From tracking tuberculosis in Africa to providing better maternal and child health care in India, PATH's work in health information systems is bridging the gap between global health and information and communication technology using a different approach—a user-driven enterprise architecture and technology that addresses user requirements.
Publication date: June 2011
- Developing a Total Market Plan for Family Planning in Vietnam: An Innovative Public and Private Collaboration to Enhance Equity and Sustainability
Since 2009, PATH has been working with government family planning officials to engage stakeholders and apply evidence to develop a total market plan for family planning in light of funding shortfalls. This case study in Vietnam is intended to highlight lessons learned and recommendations for those considering similar initiatives in other settings. It is a sister document to the Nicaragua case study, Developing Total Market Strategies for Family Planning in Nicaragua.
Author: Drake JK
Publication date: 2011
- 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
- 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