Subject: Maternal and child health
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- Ultra Rice Technology Research Summary Table
The Ultra Rice technology has been intensively studied to ensure it is efficacious, shelf stable, and acceptable to consumers. This table outlines the 30 studies conducted to date that form the growing evidence base for the Ultra Rice fortification technology.
Publication date: October 2013
- Ultra Rice® Technology
Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes the Ultra Rice project at PATH.
Publication date: August 2013
Part of series: Technology Updates
- UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities Technical Reference Team Briefs
The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (the Commission) was formed in 2012 by the UN Secretary-General as a part of the Every Woman Every Child movement. The Commission’s framework for action outlines a priority list of 13 commodities and 10 cross-cutting recommendations to rapidly increase access and use. To help carry forward the Commission’s recommendations at the global and national levels, Global Technical Reference Teams (TRT) were established. One group was formed for each of the 13 commodities and 10 recommendations, and an advocacy working group is dedicated to advancing their cross-cutting goals. The advocacy working group, convened by PATH, developed a series of briefs highlighting the major goals, challenges, and activities of each TRT.
Publication date: July 2013
- Understanding Why Women Adopt and Sustain Home Water Treatment: Insights From Qualitative Research in Malawi
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 poster summarizes the findings of PATH's work with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the effects of an innovative program that promoted a chlorine disinfectant for treatment of water at home to pregnant women seeking antenatal care. This poster was presented at the Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy conference hosted by the University of North Carolina Water Institute in October 2011.
Author: Foster J, Wood S
Publication date: October 2011
- Update: Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the Context of HIV/AIDS in Rwanda
The purpose of this document is to provide an update on the "Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the Context of HIV/AIDS in Rwanda" study conducted by UNICEF and partners in Rwanda in 2005. The document discusses the results of the Rwanda study in light of more recent research and program findings and includes the new WHO guidelines on HIV and infant feeding, which were published in October 2006. The study was published in French as "Evaluation des pratiques d'alimentation des nourrissons et des jeunes enfants dans le contexte du VIH/SIDA au Rwanda."
Author: Thiaru L
Publication date: 2007
- Use of the Clean Home Delivery Kit: A Qualitative Study
Qualitative research study to gather detailed information about how the clean home delivery kit helps various types of birth attendants and/or cord-cutters in Nepal to maintain the principles of clean delivery. The main objective of this study was to understand the context of kit use and non-use by women for their own deliveries and by women assisting them during delivery.
Author: Beun M; Wood S
Publication date: 2002
- User-Friendly Product Presentation: Amoxicillin Dispersible Tablets for the Treatment of Childhood Pneumonia
Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work to evaluate existing package designs for amoxicillin dispersible tablets for the treatment of childhood pneumonia. The project will develop preliminary concepts for improved product design to facilitate distribution and clear instructions to facilitate treatment adherence.
Publication date: June 2013
Part of series: Technology Updates
- Using Culture to Change Behavior
This fact sheet describes how the Culture and Health Program (CHAPS) uses a small grants program to catalyze local action.
Publication date: June 2006
- Using Oxytocin in the Uniject™ Injection System (10 IU in 1 ml)
This job aid provides written and pictoral instruction for health workers for the administration of oxytocin in the Uniject™ injection system.
Publication date: August 2011
- Using Oxytocin in the Uniject™ Injection System for the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Training Presentation for Health Workers
This presentation is a tool for training health workers on how to use oxytocin in the Uniject™ injection system. The tool is editable so that facilitators can tailor it to their program's needs. It is available in English and Spanish.
Publication date: August 2011
- Uthungulu District Profile: Integrating Health and Development Services for Mothers and Children
This document describes the Window of Opportunity project's efforts to integrate health and development services for mothers and children in Uthungulu District, South Africa. The Window of Opportunity project is a five-year initiative led by PATH, with support from BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities, that focuses on improving the health and development of children younger than two years in South Africa and Mozambique.
Publication date: September 2012
Part of series: Window of Opportunity project: district profiles
- Vaccines for the Future
Vaccines for the Future provides quarterly updates on our efforts to accelerate the development of innovative, safe, effective, and affordable vaccines against pneumonia (pneumococcal disease) and diarrheal disease (rotavirus, Shigella, enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli), as well as new vaccines for the global population against influenza, meningitis, polio, and respiratory syncytial virus. It includes updates on our progress, partnerships, and specific activities related to these projects.
Publication date: 2014
Part of series: E-newsletters
- Vesikari Clinical Severity Scoring System Manual
This manual provides a suggested standardized methodology for implementing the Vesikari Clinical Severity Scoring System across rotavirus vaccine studies. It provides details on scoring system parameters, identifies implementation challenges, and presents instructions for collecting symptom information and using the accompanying template Case Report Form and diary cards.
Author: Lewis K
Publication date: May 2011
- Where Child Meets Survival: Healthy Start for Child Survival in Indonesia
This report describes a project that sought to improve maternal health and child survival in Indonesia by strengthening Lombok's existing birth-centered system by delivering preventive health services to postpartum women and infants at or within one week of birth.
Publication date: June 1998
- Where the Standard Makes the Difference in the Real World of Malnutrition: Analysis of 10 Countries With DHS Data
This report presents findings from ten Demographic and Health Surveys to compare the prevalence of stunting, wasting, underweight, and overweight in children under 5 years by two international standards: the 1977 International Growth Reference and the 2006 Child Growth Standards. The findings have implications for evaluating children’s nutritional status and for analyzing trends.
Author: Kothari M, Rutstein S, Sangha J
Publication date: September 2009
- Working with District Health Offices in ASUH
Description of the work carried out with district health offices in Indonesia.
Publication date: 2003
- Zinc Treatment for Diarrhea
This fact sheet aims to raise awareness about zinc, a new treatment for diarrhea. One in a set of introductory resources, it provides stakeholders and policymakers in the world’s poorest countries with crucial information on a new tool to fight diarrheal disease.
Publication date: May 2013
Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets