- Sourcing Guide: The Nevirapine Infant-Dose Pouch for Use in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS Programs. Version 1
This guide provides programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) with the information they need to independently procure nevirapine infant-dose pouches for use in their PMTCT services. (PATH is not a manufacturer or supplier of the pouch.)
Author: Berman A; Brooke S
Publication date: 2006
- Sparking Demand for Household Water Treatment Products: Lessons From Commercial Projects in Four Countries
PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and safe storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This project brief summarizes PATH's demand generation activities to encourage correct and consistent use of household water treatment solutions in Cambodia, Kenya, India, and Vietnam.
Author: Kols A
Publication date: January 2012
Part of series: Safe water briefs
- 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
- Special Report: 7th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases
This special report offers an overview of the proceedings at the 7th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases held in Tel Aviv, Israel, from March 14 to 18, 2010. The meeting brought together pneumococcal experts from around the world to discuss the latest advancements in the field of pneumococcal disease research and development. This report captures topics covered at the conference ranging from microbiology and epidemiology of the pneumococcus bacterium to existing and novel pneumococcal vaccines and treatments, as well as updates on global advocacy efforts and serotype dynamics of pneumococcal disease.
Publication date: 2010
- Spring Infusor Pump for Antibiotic Treatment of Osteomyelitis
Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to assess the value and sustainability of using a simple, affordable spring infusor pump for long-term outpatient administration of antibiotics for the treatment of osteomyelitis in low-resource settings.
Publication date: March 2012
Part of series: Technology Updates
- Spurring Innovation for the Development of HIV/AIDS Technologies
This paper was commissioned for the aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group as part of a series of working papers under the aids2031 initiative. This paper discusses mechanisms that promote innovation in early stage discovery science for HIV and, in particular, those that target existing gaps in research.
Author: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Publication date: November 2008
Part of series: aids2031 working papers
- Stabilizing Influenza Vaccines
If a highly virulent pandemic strain were to emerge in today’s interconnected world, influenza has the potential to kill millions of people, especially in developing countries with limited to no resources for pandemic planning, preparedness, and outbreak response. PATH's work in developing thermostable influenza vaccines holds promise for extending product shelf life and easing logistics during introduction and rapid deployment to hard-to-reach populations—markedly improving developing-country preparedness and ability to contain the virus at its point of origin. This fact sheet describes our latest research achievements and next steps in product development.
Publication date: September 2013
- Stabilizing the Antimalarial Drug Supply: Semisynthetic Artemisinin Could Meet up to One-Third of Global Need
Artemisinin-based combination therapy is considered the gold standard treatment for malaria, but global demand has often outpaced production, and pricing has been volatile. This fact sheet describes the cross-sector partnership PATH formed to develop a new way to produce high-quality, nonseasonal, and affordable artemisinin to supplement the plant-based supply.
Publication date: April 2014
- Standards of Prevention in HIV Prevention Trials
This report covers a 2009 consultation in Kampala, Uganda, that was convened by the Global Campaign for Microbicides, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It includes recommendations related to key ethical and practical questions on the design and implementation of clinical trials.
Author: McGrory E, Philpott S, Hankins C, Paxton L, Heise L
Publication date: May 2010
- START-UP: Innovation in Cervical Cancer Screening
This fact sheet describes how the START-UP project is working with private-sector partners to develop two new tests that detect infection with the types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer. Designed for use in low-resource settings, these screening tools are an innovative answer to the challenge of early detection of the precursors of cervical cancer.
Publication date: July 2009
- Status Report on Human Papillomavirus Vaccines
Status report on HPV vaccines
Author: Herdman C
Publication date: 2005
- Status Report on Uniject Prefilled Injection Device
Author: Fleming J
Publication date: 2003
- Staying the Course? Malaria Research and Development in a Time of Economic Uncertainty
This report details malaria research and development funding from 2004 to 2009, including how much funding went to each product area, who provided the funding, and how investments flowed from funders to recipients. The report assesses progress against the Global Malaria Action Plan funding goals to identify what is needed in the next decade.
Publication date: June 2011
- STD Management for HIV and AIDS Prevention: The AIDS Surveillance and Education Project in the Philippines
Author: Aquino C; D'Agnes L; Castro J; Borromeo M; Schmidt K; Gill K
Publication date: 2003
- Stimulating Innovation in the Vaccine Cold Chain Equipment Industry
This document describes project Optimize’s effort to stimulate the development of two new categories of cold chain equipment—solar direct-drive refrigerators and passive-cooled cold boxes—by eliminating key market barriers and providing incentives to manufacturers to meet performance, quality, and safety specifications set by the World Health Organization.
Publication date: August 2013
- Stop Freezing Vaccine!
This series describes the serious risk of freezing vaccines and provides tools to reduce freezing in the cold chain. The materials contain current WHO-recommended freeze-prevention strategies targeted toward all levels of storage and transport of vaccines.
Publication date: 2003
- Strategic Planning and Situation Assessment for Cervical Cancer Prevention: Practical Experience From PATH
This report is part of the Cervical Cancer Prevention: Practical Experience Series on the RHO Cervical Cancer website. It aims to help decision-makers and program planners focus on key “big picture” questions about cervical cancer prioritization and on opportunities and challenges for improved cancer prevention, including vaccination of girls and precancer screening and treatment of adult women.
Publication date: 2011
- Strengthening Health Systems Through Procurement
This two-page fact sheet details the procurement systems strengthening work that PATH has done over two decades in over 30 countries.
Publication date: June 2008
- Strengthening Human Milk Banking: A Global Implementation Framework, Version 1
Drawing on the experiences of milk banks around the world, PATH developed this document as a high-level blueprint or toolkit that ministries of health, policymakers, and implementers can use to identify the critical components required for an effective human milk bank program. Our goal is that this framework serve as a powerful resource, facilitating communication with the global human milk banking community, empowering policymakers with the tools and information they need to develop and support locally appropriate human milk banks and, ultimately, ensuring that vulnerable infants around the world have access to this lifesaving intervention.
Publication date: December 2013
- Strengthening National Regulatory Capacity: PATH Supports Countries to Ensure Health Products Are Safe, Effective, and Swiftly Delivered
Global investments to strengthen regulatory capacity in developing countries help ensure desperately needed medical products are delivered, thereby improving health and equipping countries with the expertise and infrastructure to make important health decisions for years to come.
Publication date: July 2012