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Pharmacy Provision of Youth-Friendly Services: A Toolbox with Resources for On-the-Job Training of Pharmacy Staff in Cambodia

A resource for on-the-job training of pharmacy staff that reinforces knowledge about STIs, EC, and regular contraceptive methods as well as provision of youth-friendly services.

Author: Srimuangboon H; Hutchings J; Weldin M

Publication date: 2005

Region: Asia

RBP-EIA: Collecting, Processing, and Handling Venous, Capillary, and Blood Spot Samples (Job Aid)

This document serves as a guide to phlebotomists and a training aid in the proper methods of obtaining blood samples for analysis by the retinol-binding protein enzyme immunoassay (RBP-EIA) used in testing for vitamin A deficiency.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

Reaching Out-of-School Youth in Uganda with Sexual and Reproductive Health Information and Services

This case study describes PATH's work with three implementing partners -- the Family Planning Association of Uganda, Uganda Red Cross Society, and Ndere Troupe -- that carried out the African Youth Alliance's out-of-school component in Uganda. The activity was designed to reach 22,000 youth in 12 districts with sexuality and reproductive health education, including HIV and AIDS, information about assessing youth-friendly services, and opportunities to strengthen developmental skills. This innovative and comprehensive strategy successfully reached thousands of Ugandan youth who were no longer in school.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Reaching Out-of-School Youth with Life-Planning Skills Education: The African Youth Alliance's Behaviour Change Communication Efforts in Arusha, Tanzania

This document highlights the experiences of one small Tanzanian NGO's efforts to improve the reproductive health of out-of-school youth in Arusha, Tanzania.

Author: Lyssikatos G

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Reaching Women in Latin America with Misoprostol Use Instructions

This two-page fact sheet provides a brief overview of the results of an exploratory study conducted by PATH, Ipas, and research partners in Latin America to identify appropriate channels through which misoprostol use instructions could be disseminated to women safely and effectively, without causing legal risk to individuals or restrictions to the availability of the drug in Latin America.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Latin America

Researching Violence Against Women: A Practical Guide for Researchers and Activists

Produced by PATH and the World Health Organization, this guide draws on the experience of researchers from more than 40 countries and presents methods for performing surveys and qualitative research on gender-based violence in low-resource settings. It covers all aspects of the research process, from study design to training field workers. It also describes ways to use findings to influence decision-makers. Most important, it presents clear guidelines for protecting the safety of women participating in the research. The guide is available as one large file or as 16 smaller files for easier downloading.

Author: Ellsberg M, Heise L

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

Shadow Lives

Publication date: 2005

Region: Asia

Sparking Dialogue: Initiating Community Conversations on Safe Abortion

This guide maps out the steps in building a dialogue-based BCC strategy and the importance of stakeholder involvement during the strategy design process. The purpose of this guide is to give policymakers and program implementors an idea of how communication strategies can be developed in order to increase access to safe abortion.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

Status Report on Human Papillomavirus Vaccines

Status report on HPV vaccines

Author: Herdman C

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases: Guidelines for Public Health Services in Georgia

The Georgian National Health Policy, adopted in 1999, declares the reduction of communicable and socially dangerous diseases a major priority for maintaining and improving the health of the Georgian population over the next decade. This report helps Georgian health workers comply with the above goal. It outlines how to identify and register cases of infectious diseases; confirm and classify cases; notify and report; analyze data; investigate outbreaks; and use available information for making decisions to prevent and control infectious diseases and improve the functioning of the surveillance system.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Eastern Europe

Training Health Workers in the Management of Sharps Waste

This training manual is available for downloading in four sectioons: first, the guide for facilitation; second, the guide for training injection providers; third, the guide for training waste handlers; and fourth, resources.

Author: Berman A; Nelson C

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

Vaccine-Preventable Bacterial Meningitis Program in Ukraine

Ukraine project descriptions

Author: Bishop A

Publication date: 2005

Region: Eastern Europe

WHO Multi-country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women

Author: Garcia-Moreno C; Jansen HA; Ellsberg M; Heise L; Watts C

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

Women's Right to Choose: Partnerships for Safe Abortion in Nepal

This booklet documents the early steps and achievements in the process of implementing the reformed abortion law in Nepal, highlighting the roles and activities of the many stakeholders involved. A range of issues and initiatives are covered, related to the establishment of services, training of staff, monitoring of services, legal points, advocacy and information dissemination, and behavior change communication.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Asia

Choosing Male Sterilization (Outlook, vol. 21, no. 3)

This issue of Outlook looks primarily at vasectomy as a contraceptive option for men. A number of important topics related to this theme are addressed, including no-scalpel vasectomy, no-scalpel vs. conventional vasectomy, choosing vasectomy, cost, vasectomy in developing countries, possible side effects and complications, regret, reversibility, and other strategies for male contraception.

Author: Weil B

Publication date: December 2004

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Course in Visual Methods for Cervical Cancer Screening: Visual Inspection With Acetic Acid and Lugol's Iodine

This manual is designed for trainers of clinicians who perform vaginal speculum examination and screening methods to prevent cervical cancer. Please note that the online version is a preview. The complete CD-ROM may be ordered by emailing rho@path.org.

Author: Sellors J

Publication date: December 2004

Region: Global

PATH Today (Winter 2004)

This issue of PATH Today features a film that PATH produced to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS among migrant communities in Cambodia and Thailand. Other highlights: "Adoption" strategy increases immunization in Senegal; Women's stories, women's lives: a publication demonstrating the challenges of preventing cervical cancer in developing countries; opportunities to engage in global health.

Publication date: December 2004

Region: Global

Part of series: PATH Today

Directions in Global Health (Volume 1, Issue 3)

The September 2004 issue of PATH's programmatic newsletter focuses on five projects: PATH's Children's Vaccine Program, which is strengthening immunization in Senegal, Cambodia, and India; evaluation of the SolarChill refrigerator, which is using solar power to fuel the cold chain; our cervical cancer work in Kenya and Peru, as part of the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention; the Program for Advancement of Commercial Technology–Child and Reproductive Health (PACT-CRH), which is transferring health technologies to India's private sector; and results from three evaluations of clean home delivery kits used in Nepal and Tanzania.

Author: PATH

Publication date: September 2004

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Increasing Access to Reproductive Health Services Through Pharmacists (Outlook, vol 21, no. 2)

This issue of Outlook looks at the role pharmacists and pharmacy staff play in providing health care services, particularly those related to reproductive health. The issue addresses a number of important topics related to this theme, including accessibility, pharmacists as primary health care providers, reproductive health needs, health care referrals, social marketing, training, building pharmacist capacity through innovative programs, pharmacists and youth, pharmacists and EC, and critical considerations.

Author: Beitz J

Publication date: September 2004

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

PATH Today (Fall 2004)

Publication date: September 2004

Region: Global

Part of series: PATH Today

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