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Faster Diagnosis Saves Lives in Maniema

This success story displays positive outcomes of PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo related to the control and treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), achieved by introducing the innovative GeneXpert diagnostic machine. This work was made possible with funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Building Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization Capacity for TB Control: Strategies to Improve Case Detection and Treatment Adherence in India

This project brief describes PATH’s work in promoting tuberculosis (TB) control in India by building local and national capacities in advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) strategies. This work aimed to improve TB case detection and treatment adherence by training local civil-society members and national-level staff to design and implement ACSM work plans. This project was made possible through support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Health Human Resources Support for TB Control: Maximizing Capacity to Achieve Universal Access in India

This project brief describes PATH’s work in promoting tuberculosis (TB) control in India by contributing to health human resources development throughout the country. With support from the United States Agency for International Development, PATH worked with Initiatives Inc. to assess the state of human resources working in TB-related capacities in India, to analyze the feasibility of integrating the national TB program with the general health system, and to pilot an integrated model of TB programming within the general health system in four districts. The brief outlines lessons learned that can be applied to future health human resources development in TB-related capacities in India and globally.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Laboratory Strengthening: Building Laboratory Capacity to Promote Universal Access to Quality Diagnosis and Expand Services for Drug-Resistant TB in India

This project brief outlines PATH’s work in strengthening national laboratories in India to correctly diagnose tuberculosis (TB), including multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). In collaboration with FIND, the World Health Organization, and other partners, PATH provided intense technical assistance to India's Revised National TB Control Program to introduce new diagnostic technologies into Indian laboratories, improve biosafety and infrastructure, build nationwide laboratory networks, and strengthen quality assurance. This work was made possible through support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Preventing the Spread of TB: Improving Infection Prevention and Control in India’s Health Facilities

This project brief describes one aspect of PATH’s contributions to tuberculosis (TB) control in India. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development, PATH worked with India’s Revised National TB Control Program to implement new national guidelines on airborne infection control in India. Work included developing education materials for health workers and their patients, convening experience-sharing workshops for national TB program staff, and training local engineers and architects to design effective infection-control measures within health facilities.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Public-Private Mix for TB Control: Indian Chemists Join National Efforts to Find and Treat More Cases of TB

This project brief describes PATH’s contributions to developing public-private mix (PPM) approaches to TB control in India. With support from the United States Agency for International Development, PATH supported a PPM pilot project in Andhra Pradesh that aimed to train private chemists in identifying presumed TB cases and referring them to government diagnosis centers, promoting community awareness of TB prevention, and reducing the sale of TB drugs to persons without a prescription. This project provided valuable lessons and insights into applying PPM strategies to future TB control projects in India and elsewhere.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Target Product Profile: HIV Self-Test Version 4.1: A White Paper on the Evaluation of Current HIV Rapid Tests and Development of Core Specifications for Next-Generation HIV Tests

This annotated target product profile (TPP) describes the desired characteristics of an HIV self-test and is a result of a review of currently available literature, interviews with key informants/stakeholders, laboratory-generated data on the performance of rapid tests, and early usability studies in Kenya, Malawi, and South Africa. The purpose of the TPP is to provide a common foundation for the development of HIV self-tests that contains sufficient detail to allow device developers and key stakeholders to understand the characteristics a test must have to be successful.

Author: Peck RB, Lim JM, Wellhausen JD, Lee AM, Valdez MM

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Fighting Malaria Today and Tomorrow: PATH Works With Developing Countries to Achieve a Malaria-Free World

This fact sheet describes PATH's work to eliminate malaria, including expanding the use of lifesaving tools, identifying and developing better diagnostics and drugs, devising new strategies for malaria control, and accelerating the development of malaria vaccines.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

Preventing and Managing Noncommunicable Diseases

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH’s work in noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Our goal is to reduce preventable morbidity and mortality by using innovation and technology to increase access to prevention and care for NCDs in low-resource settings.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Rapid, Point-of-Care Test for Glucose-6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work with diagnostic developers and stakeholders from around the world to develop a rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test for glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. A reliable test for G6PD at the point of care is essential to malaria elimination strategies.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Breakthroughs: A Blog From the GHTC

GHTC is a group of 40 nonprofit organizations committed to increasing awareness of the urgent need for health technologies that save lives around the world. Breakthroughs highlights the news and stories that are driving the work we do to advance innovation to save lives.

Publication date: 2014

Region: North America and Europe

Part of series: Blogs

Diagnostic Technologies Website

This website about the diagnostics work within the Technology Solutions program provides an overview of the group and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Program websites

Innovation for Global Health

Innovation for Global Health is the Global Health Technologies Coalition's e-newsletter focusing on the development and delivery of lifesaving health tools to people in need worldwide. The newsletter provides updates on the latest research and policy developments on innovative tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases. It includes news from US agencies, Congress, the current administration, and the global health community at large.

Publication date: 2014

Region: North America and Europe

Part of series: E-newsletters

Technology Solutions Global Program Website

This website about PATH’s Technology Solutions program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Program websites

Directions in Global Health (Volume 10, Issue 2)

This issue of Directions in Global Health highlights PATH’s work over a decade to improve control of Japanese encephalitis and make an affordable vaccine from China widely available. It includes an editorial by Dr. Kathy Neuzil, who directs PATH’s Vaccine Access and Delivery Global Program. Other articles cover work to bring a rapid test for river blindness to market, use community-led videos to improve health, tackle diabetes and tuberculosis, and help public health managers with information systems.

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Overview of Nucleic Acid–Based Diagnostic Techniques

To support a World Health Organization (WHO) Evidence Review Group on Malaria Diagnostics in Low-Transmission Settings in December 2013, PATH was invited to provide an overview of polymerase chain reaction and isothermal molecular methods for malaria infection detection. The PowerPoint is provided here and the WHO policy recommendations from the evidence review can be found here.

Author: LaBarre P, Tietje K

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Global

Non-Instrumented Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification Device

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop technologies that facilitate electricity-free, instrument-free nucleic acid amplification.

Publication date: November 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

PATH's Work in Tuberculosis: Collaborating on Innovative and Sustainable Solutions for a TB-Free World

Since 2001, PATH has brought our global health expertise and innovative approaches to the fight against tuberculosis. We work hand in hand with global partners with a special focus on high-burden countries.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Advancing a New Diagnostic Test for Onchocerciasis in Africa

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop and make available a rapid test to detect onchocerciasis, or river blindness.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Chagas Immunochromatographic Strip Test

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a rapid, easy-to-read, low-cost test for Chagas disease.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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