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Region: Africa

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Home and Self-Injection of Sayana® Press in Ethiopia: Qualitative Study

This qualitative study investigated the perceptions and policy implications of home and self-injection of Sayana® Press in Ethiopia’s Oromia region. Sayana® Press is the subcutaneous formulation of the three-month injectable depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) in the Uniject™ injection system. This study did not include actual product use in humans.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Africa

Investigating Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Efficacy in Senegal

This fact sheet describes a phase 3 clinical study that PATH and our partners are conducting in Senegal to evaluate the clinical efficacy of a seasonal, trivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV). By providing evidence on how well this type of vaccine works among young children in Senegal, this study will help inform efforts in the scientific community to develop optimal LAIVs for the world’s most vulnerable children, as well as policy decisions for potential future LAIV use in Senegal and other tropical, low-resource countries in Africa.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Africa

Operational Assessment: Administration and Management of Sayana® Press in Clinics and Communities in Uganda

This operational assessment of Sayana® Press in Uganda examines the extent to which Sayana® Press facilitates the logistics of managing and administering injectable contraception and assesses whether providers in Uganda find benefits in this new presentation.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Africa

Delivering MenAfriVac Using the Controlled Temperature Chain Approach

In November 2012, the first immunization campaign to use a controlled temperature chain (CTC) took place in northern Benin. This photo set by project Optimize contains images taken during the campaign, where more than 155,000 people were vaccinated using the CTC approach.

Publication date: April 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Project Optimize photo sets

Feasibility of Administering Sayana® Press in Clinics and Communities: Summary Findings From an Operational Assessment in Senegal

This operational assessment of Sayana® Press in Senegal examines the extent to which Sayana® Press facilitates the logistics of managing and administering injectable contraception and assesses whether providers in Senegal find benefits in this new presentation.

Publication date: April 2013

Region: Africa

A Moving Warehouse Delivers Vaccines and Essential Health Supplies in Senegal

In March 2011, the government of Senegal began using a "moving warehouse" to transport vaccines and vaccine supplies from regional stores directly to district stores and health posts on a monthly basis in the Saint-Louis region. This photo set explains how the moving warehouse works and shares results from a project Optimize–supported pilot demonstration of the moving warehouse from 2010 to 2012.

Publication date: April 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Project Optimize photo sets

Optimize: Tunisia Report

This report presents the results and findings of three demonstration projects undertaken in Tunisia as part of a partnership between project Optimize and the Tunisian Ministry of Health. Between 2009 and 2012, the partnership aimed to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help the national immunization program meet the demands of an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines.

Publication date: April 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Project Optimize country reports

Understanding Influenza Vaccine Performance Among Children in Senegal

This fact sheet describes a phase 2 influenza vaccine clinical study that PATH and our partners are conducting in Senegal. The study seeks to better understand the performance of seasonal influenza vaccines in a tropical, low-resource region of the country. Overall, the results from this study will provide evidence to support larger research efforts to determine the most feasible and efficient ways of protecting populations in tropical, developing Africa from influenza through the use of vaccines.

Publication date: April 2013

Region: Africa

Fact Sheet: Meningococcal Meningitis

Key facts about meningococcal meningitis, including disease transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention; outbreak trends; and global public response.

Publication date: February 2013

Region: Africa

Optimize: Senegal Report

This report presents the results of demonstration projects and other activities undertaken in Senegal from 2009 to 2012 as part of a partnership between project Optimize (a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH) and the Senegalese Ministry of Health. The activities aimed to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help meet the demands of an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines.

Publication date: February 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Project Optimize country reports

Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation—Ethiopia

To increase access to safe drinking water and reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases, PATH’s Safe Water Project has been exploring the potential of market-based approaches to provide clean water for low- and middle-income households. The goal of the project's product development work has been to understand user needs and preferences around household water treatment and storage, foster widespread demand for and availability of new and/or improved products, and raise the bar for the affordability, quality, value, and performance of these products. This report focuses on the results of user research in Ethiopia.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation reports

Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation—Mali

To increase access to safe drinking water and reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases, PATH’s Safe Water Project has been exploring the potential of market-based approaches to provide clean water for low- and middle-income households. The goal of the project's product development work has been to understand user needs and preferences around household water treatment and storage, foster widespread demand for and availability of new and/or improved products, and raise the bar for the affordability, quality, value, and performance of these products. This report focuses on the results of user research in Mali.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation reports

Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation—Tanzania

To increase access to safe drinking water and reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases, PATH’s Safe Water Project has been exploring the potential of market-based approaches to provide clean water for low- and middle-income households. The goal of the project's product development work has been to understand user needs and preferences around household water treatment and storage, foster widespread demand for and availability of new and/or improved products, and raise the bar for the affordability, quality, value, and performance of these products. This report focuses on the results of user research in Tanzania.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation reports

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

Investing in Malaria Pays Off

This infographic gives a visual representation of the cost-effectiveness of malaria interventions in Africa, showing that the malaria map is shrinking and that investing in malaria pays off.

Publication date: 2013

Region: Africa

Malaria Test for Life

This infographic gives a visual representation of PATH's three-step approach to test and treat malaria infections: rapid reporting, mass test and treat, and active surveillance.

Publication date: 2013

Region: Africa

A Phase 3 Trial of RTS,S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine in African Infants

This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), reports results from a pivotal, large-scale Phase 3 trial of RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine. When compared to immunization with a control vaccine, infants (aged 6 to 12 weeks at first vaccination) vaccinated with RTS,S had one-third fewer episodes of both clinical and severe malaria and had similar reactions to the injection. In this trial, RTS,S demonstrated an acceptable safety and tolerability profile. The abstract of this article is available through the NEJM by clicking on "Visit web page" below, or for free access to the full lenth article please visit malariavaccine.org and click on "Read the NEJM article."

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Africa

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: November 2012

Region: Africa

ProVIC Champion Communities: Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), PATH and our partners are implementing the DRC Integrated HIV/AIDS Project (ProVIC), which uses a community-based approach called “champion communities” for reaching mothers to provide them with comprehensive HIV services. This case study examines the landscape of HIV in the DRC and the approach, strategies, challenges, successes, and recommendations of the ProVIC project.

Author: Saul K

Publication date: November 2012

Region: Africa

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: November 2012

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

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