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Magnesium Sulfate Dilution Bottle

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work in adapting the concept of a dilution bottle to simplify the process of magnesium sulfate administration for the treatment of preeclampsia and eclampsia. A dilution bottle bottle can facilitate the safe calculation of recommended doses by obviating the need to remember complex equations for dilution.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Mobile Application for Dosing and Dilution of Magnesium Sulfate

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work in collaboration with the University of Washington to develop a mobile application for magnesium sulfate administration for the treatment of preeclampsia and eclampsia. The application includes a dosing calculator and a detailed checklist based on World Health Organization protocol and is designed specifically to address the challenges of correctly calculating the dosage.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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

Rectal Delivery of Magnesium Sulfate

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a rectally administered magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) formulation that could simplify delivery and improve access to MgSO4 treatment in low-resource settings.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Supporting Effective Management of Preeclampsia/Eclampsia: Mobile Application for Dosing and Dilution of Magnesium Sulfate

Severe preeclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E) are among the leading causes of maternal death and disability worldwide. Magnesium sulfate is the treatment recommended by the World Health Organization, but it remains underutilized due to difficult administration. PATH designed a mobile application for dosing and dilution of magnesium sulfate to address the challenges of correctly calculating magnesium sulfate dosage given multiple concentrations and a complex dosing regimen.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

The Arise Program: Enhancing HIV Prevention Programs for At-Risk Populations

With funding from the Canadian International Development Agency, PATH is working to address the information gap on how to best tailor and scale up proven HIV prevention strategies among at-risk populations through cost-effective interventions in India, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Cold Chain Equipment Inventories

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH and our partners’ work to validate a new web-based cold chain equipment inventory (CCEI) tool, which is a module of the DHIS2 open-source software platform. This tool will provide opportunities for countries to integrate CCEI data into their national health management information systems.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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

Low-Cost Lung Support Models for Newborns

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on low-cost respiratory support devices for newborns.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Oral Delivery Technologies

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's approach to technologies for oral delivery of vaccines.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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

Projecting Health

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's and our partners' work on a new approach to health education in resource-poor settings. Projecting Health, also known as Digital Public Health, uses customized educational videos developed and produced by local communities to effectively improve health knowledge and behaviors.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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

Semisynthetic Artemisinin: Cross-Sector Partnership to Stabilize the Antimalarial Drug Supply

Artemisinin-based combination therapy is considered the gold standard treatment for malaria, but global demand has often outpaced production, and pricing has been volatile. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH and our partners set out to develop a new pharmaceutical manufacturing process to produce commercial volumes of high-quality, nonseasonal, and affordable artemisinin to supplement the plant-based supply. This poster, presented at the Bay Area World Malaria Day Symposium on April 25, 2014, presents key facts on malaria, the market for artemisinin, partner roles, and commercial production.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Technology Solutions by the Numbers

This fact sheet highlights PATH's health technology solutions from the past 30 years.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Courageous Community Leaders Go Above and Beyond to Fight Tuberculosis One Patient at a Time

This is the story of how two community members, Mr. Ritte and Mr. Kiondo, decided to team up to fight tuberculosis (TB). With PATH's training, the two men were able to improve TB case detection and treatment success in their community and in other districts, helping to foster the TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment goals of the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Fighting Childhood Tuberculosis in Tanzania

This is the story of how PATH and our partners have supported the development of Tanzania's national pediatric tuberculosis (TB) guidelines to help health care workers at all levels of the health system better diagnose, treat, and cure children suffering from TB. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on the Information Technology Initiative of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, an innovative learning community where practitioners and policymakers from around the globe co-develop knowledge that focuses on the practical “how to” of achieving universal health coverage.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Projecting Health: Engaging Communities Through Visual Communication

In many parts of the world, simple, proven interventions can change behaviors and improve the health of mothers and newborns. PATH’s innovative social behavior change and communication model, Projecting Health, focuses on empowering communities to use digital media to effectively improve local health knowledge and behaviors.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Global

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