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Subject: Maternal and child health > Controlling diarrheal disease

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2012 Annual Report: Innovation in Motion

PATH’s health solutions touched the lives of more than 118 million people around the world in 2012. Our 2012 annual report highlights our milestones in three focus areas: diarrheal disease and pneumonia; family health; and malaria. It also features innovations in technology development and country-based health programs, a financial summary, and information about our donors, leadership, and global presence.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Annual reports

Oral Rehydration Therapy/Oral Rehydration Solution

This fact sheet aims to raise awareness about oral rehydration therapy to rehydrate people—particularly infants and children—who have lost fluids because of diarrhea. One in a set of introductory resources, it provides stakeholders and policymakers in the world’s poorest countries with crucial information on a proven intervention in the fight against diarrheal disease.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets

Zinc Treatment for Diarrhea

This fact sheet aims to raise awareness about zinc, a new treatment for diarrhea. One in a set of introductory resources, it provides stakeholders and policymakers in the world’s poorest countries with crucial information on a new tool to fight diarrheal disease.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets

Diarrheal Disease Messaging

PATH developed these messages for use by anyone interested in communicating the impact of diarrhea on the health and development of children and families around the world. This is also a guide to communicating the value of a coordinated approach to diarrheal disease control and the proven, cost-effective solutions available today.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Haiti

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Haiti. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Haitian children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines. It also lists countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Latin America

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Saving Children Through Program and Policy Integration: A Peek Into PATH’s Coordinated Approach to Curbing Pneumonia and Diarrhea in Cambodia

PATH and our partners implemented the Enhanced Diarrheal Disease Initiative in 2011 to tackle the leading killers of Cambodian children under five years old: pneumonia and diarrheal disease. The program successfully strengthened policies related to diarrheal disease and pneumonia and implemented a new integrated package of services within rural communities. This document is a condensed version of the case study Tackling Pneumonia and Diarrheal Disease Through Program and Policy Coordination.

Publication date: March 2013

Region: Asia

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Ghana

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Ghana. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Ghanaian children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines. It also lists countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Tackling Pneumonia and Diarrheal Disease Through Program and Policy Coordination: A Case Study of PATH's Integrated Approach in Cambodia

This case study highlights how PATH's Enhanced Diarrheal Disease Initiative can serve as a model for an integrated advocacy and implementation approach to childhood pneumonia and diarrheal disease, which could be replicated in other districts of Cambodia and other countries across the world. This case study is a comprehensive version of the shorter Saving Children Through Program and Policy Integration.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Asia

Tackling the Deadliest Diseases for the World's Poorest Children

In the past decade, global investments have led to great progress toward improving the health of children in developing countries. Yet pneumonia and diarrhea still cause nearly one-third of all child deaths. This infographic makes the case for controlling pneumonia and diarrhea simultaneously to achieve the greatest impact.

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Global

Community Access to Zinc Becomes a Reality in Kenya

In 2012, the Kenyan Poisons and Pharmacy Board reclassified zinc from a prescription medicine to an over-the-counter treatment. This policy change allows caregivers to quickly access treatment when a child shows signs of diarrheal disease—the second leading killer of children under five years old in Kenya.

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Africa

PATH’s Integrated Approach to Reducing Diarrheal Disease in Cambodia: Combining Prevention and Treatment

This fact sheet summarizes the PATH Safe Water Project's work in Cambodia to integrate prevention and treatment options for diarrheal disease. By harnessing successes from one prevention-focused project (microfinance loans for household water filters) and one treatment-focused program (oral rehydration solution and zinc), the project streamlined community strategies and increased overall efficiency for better results. Key to this effort were the local, village health volunteers whom PATH trained to educate and empower Cambodian women to successfully protect their families from the dangers of diarrheal disease.

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Asia

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Tanzania

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Tanzania. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Tanzanian children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines. It also lists countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs.

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Malawi

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Malawi. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Malawian children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines. It also lists countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs.

Publication date: October 2012

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Developing Drugs for Neglected Diseases: PATH Advances High-Quality, Affordable Treatments for the Developing World

This fact sheet describes PATH's drug development program, including our work to develop new treatments for malaria, kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis), and diarrheal disease.

Publication date: October 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

PATH Today (Fall 2012)

This issue of PATH Today features our work in Cambodia, where a two-in-one approach is reducing childhood illness from diarrhea and pneumonia. It also includes a Q&A with PATH's new president and CEO, Steve Davis; results from our hepatitis B work in Vietnam; and highlights from our 2011 annual report.

Publication date: October 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: PATH Today

Protecting Children From Diarrheal Disease: PATH Takes a Comprehensive Approach to Combating This Leading Cause of Child Deaths

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work in protecting children from diarrheal disease.

Publication date: October 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

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

Diarrhoea Dialogues: From Policies to Progress

Diarrhoea Dialogues: From Policies to Progress reviews national policies and strategies to control diarrhea in three African countries: Ethiopia, Mali, and Zambia. The report provides recommendations based on research findings and calls for global and national decision-makers to take coordinated action to overcome challenges and address diarrhea by engaging in dialogue and working together to save lives.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Global

Innovating to Improve Health: PATH Develops and Delivers Novel Solutions for Those Who Need Them Most

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work to develop and deliver innovative health solutions for those who need them most. These solutions range from developing and introducing affordable, appropriate technologies to creating conditions that lead to widespread use of proven methods.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Global

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

Region: Asia

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