Subject: Health technologies
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- Clean-Delivery Kits: Guidelines for Their Use in Programmatic Settings
This two-page document outlines basic programmatic guidelines for the use of clean-delivery kits in international settings. It includes a discussion of kit contents, an overview of research on the effectiveness of kits, principles of clean delivery, issues related to production of local kits, and information about ordering preassembled kits.
Author: Wood S; Coffey P
Publication date: 2006
- Cleaning and Disinfection of Thermal Cautery Equipment
This job aid discusses cleaning and disinfection of thermal cautery equipment for vasectomy.
Author: Y. Seamans
Publication date: 2005
- Cold Chain Equipment Inventories
Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work to develop and deploy a software tool called Cold Chain Equipment Manager to help vaccination programs manage equipment requirements, forecast equipment needs, and generate procurement lists. It includes a function that enables countries to view the cost and logistical implications of potential programmatic changes through “what if” scenarios such as procedural changes or the introduction of a new vaccine.
Publication date: November 2013
Part of series: Technology Updates
- Cold Chain Equipment Manager (CCEM)
The Cold Chain Equipment Manager (CCEM) is a Microsoft Access–based software tool. It is accompanied by a user manual, data collection questionnaires, a surveyor’s guide to these questionnaires, and an equipment identification guide. CCEM also comes with practice files, providing new users with practice data to demonstrate how CCEM will analyze cold chain equipment data and facilitate multiyear equipment planning. CCEM version 2.1 is available for download (see below) or, to request a copy on CD, email CCEMinfo@path.org.
Publication date: January 2012
- Cold Chain Technologies
Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes the current project on cold chain technologies at PATH.
Publication date: August 2013
Part of series: Technology Updates
- Cold Chain Temperature Monitoring in Vietnam: Monitoring Ambient and Cold Chain Temperatures During Delivery of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is intended to prevent cervical cancer. As part of project Optimize, a two-year HPV vaccine demonstration project is being conducted to demonstrate how existing delivery systems can be adapted to successfully provide HPV vaccine to young adolescent girls. HPV vaccine is a strong candidate for out-of-the-cold-chain use given its characteristics of high heat stability and freeze sensitivity.
Author: Robertson J, Vu H, Le N, et al.
Publication date: July 2010
- Collaborating With Countries to Improve Supply Chains
Project Optimize—a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH—aims to employ technological and scientific advances in the immunization field. This document describes efforts to define ideal specifications for health products and create a flexible and robust vaccine supply chain that can handle an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines.
Publication date: November 2010
- Collection, Processing, Storage, and Transport of Dry Blood Spots for the Assessment of Vitamin A Deficiency in the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2006
As part of the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2006, this study collected results of Vitamin A deficiency tests from a representative sample of women aged 15–49 and children aged 6–59 months. Presented at: First International Micronutrient Forum, April 16, 2007; Istanbul, Turkey.
Author: Baingana R, Kasozi D, Garrett D, Fort A
Publication date: April 2007
- Commercial Approaches to Providing Safe Water in India: A Literature Review
This is part of a series of project briefs discussing the activities, research findings, and field experiences of PATH’s Safe Water Project. The briefs are available in two formats: one for onscreen viewing and one for booklet-style printing.
Author: Kols A
Publication date: January 2008
Part of series: Safe water briefs
- Commercialization Toolkit Website
This website showcases a combination of approaches that were successful in making health products available to low-income households. It can be used by anyone aiming to increase access to products that can help sustain health for low-income households. See other PATH program websites.
Publication date: 2014
Part of series: Program websites
- Common Requirements for Maternal Health Information Systems: Produced With the Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology
This document presents a set of requirements that translate the needs of maternal health practitioners into the language of software and systems engineering. The document can inform software development for health systems worldwide and maternal health in particular.
Author: Taylor C, Luchitsky A, Lubinski D, Peloso L, Wilson K
Publication date: December 2012
- Common Virus and Senseless Killer: A Briefing Paper on Rotavirus
This briefing paper underscores the burden of rotavirus and highlights the promise of vaccines to combat the virus as the global health community prepares for worldwide introduction.
Publication date: September 2009
- Communications Handbook for Clinical Trials
This handbook is a practical guide developed for site-level microbicide researchers, communicators, advocates, and others working on HIV prevention trials in developing countries. It includes context-specific case studies and practical insights from actual clinical trial communications initiatives. It is being updated to include work sheets and slide sets. To apply for a complimentary copy, please email Jacqueline Borodan at firstname.lastname@example.org for detailed instructions.
Author: Robinson E, Baron D, Heise L, Moffett J, Harlan SV
Publication date: May 2010
- A Comparative Performance Evaluation of Flocked Swabs Versus Dacron® Swabs for Use With an Immunodiagnostic STI Assay in a Population of High Risk Women in Bolivia
This study assessed the impact of a new sampling device on the performance of a rapid immunochromatographic strip test for chlamydia under development at PATH. The results of endocervical samples collected on flocked swabs were compared to results from those collected with Dacron® swabs. Presented at: 17th Meeting of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR), July 29, 2007; Seattle, WA
Author: Barfield C, Tinajeros F, Revollo R, et al
Publication date: July 2007
- Comparative Study of the Functionality and Acceptability of Four Neonatal Resuscitation Devices
This report documents a participatory evaluation that sought to expand the accessibility, availability, and use of appropriate and effective neonatal resuscitator devices for South African populations.
Publication date: May 2008
- Considerations for Building a Protected Sharps Pit Using a Plastic Barrel as a Pit Liner
In this document you will find a one page description and drawing of steps to consider when building a sharps pit with a plastic barrel as a pit liner.
Author: Berman A
Publication date: 2006
- Consumer and Market Research on Household Water Treatment Products in Vietnam
PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing an innovative safe water project with the goal of enabling commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and storage products for low-income populations in Vietnam and other developing countries. This project brief summarizes the results of three studies—a consumer study, a product scan, and an analysis of distribution channels—that were conducted from April to December 2008 to inform the development and implementation of a safe water pilot project in Vietnam.
Author: Kols, A
Publication date: April 2010
- 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
Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets
- Cool Innovations for Vaccine Transportation and Storage
Keeping heat-sensitive vaccines and other drugs at the right temperature is crucial yet often difficult in areas with limited or no electrical power. In response to this challenge, a group of public- and private-sector partners is working with project Optimize to evaluate a range of transportation and storage containers for heat-sensitive drugs and vaccines that operate in environments with or without access to reliable power.
Publication date: July 2012
- Correspondence Between RBP and Retinol From DBS Specimens Prepared From Capillary Blood: Evidence From Zimbabwe
This document provides evidence from a study in Zimbabwe that demonstrates the correspondence between serum retinol and retionol-binding protein in estimating the prevalence of and screening for vitamin A deficiency.
Publication date: 2006