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Leading the Way to a Healthier World: Report to Our Contributors

This report shares highlights of PATH’s use of private donations in 2013. Stories describe how support from donors helped vaccinate children in Laos against Japanese encephalitis, launch a Global Health Innovation Hub, catalyze a diagnostic test for river blindness, and introduce Sayana® Press, a new injectible contraceptive for women.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Reports to contributors

Policy Advocacy for Total Market Approaches for Family Planning: Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Workshop May 2014

In May 2014, PATH and the United Nations Population Fund convened a regional workshop on policy advocacy for total market approaches (TMAs) for family planning, in Antalya, Turkey. Seventy-three participants from 18 countries gathered to learn more about advocacy strategy development and to plan advocacy activities to bring about policy changes in support of their TMA action plans.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Eastern Europe, Global

Product Vision for the Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative

This document reviews the steps to organize how processes and information and communication technology infrastructure can be integrated and standardized to meet a ministry of health’s vision and requirements to increase vaccination coverage for under-reached populations. It combines a top-down approach with a bottom-up view—beginning with national strategies, while incorporating current user context and health facility applications.

Author: Taliesin B, Mwanyika H, Ritz D, Peloso L, Wilson K

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa

Public-Private Mix for Tuberculosis and HIV: Lessons Learned From Vietnam

This project brief outlines PATH's work to improve integrated services for tuberculosis (TB) and HIV in various districts throughout Vietnam using a public-private mix model. The brief details how the project was piloted and adapted over time to successfully improve TB and HIV case detection and treatment in the project sites. All of this work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Asia

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Africa

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Africa. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in African 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: August 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Asia

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Asia. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Asian 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: August 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Supporting Tuberculosis Control in Vietnam: Building Bridges to Reduce TB Burden

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's support to the government of Vietnam on tuberculosis control activities, including the public-private mix referral mechanism and advocacy, communications, and social mobilization strategy.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Asia

Tackling TB and HIV Co-infection in the DRC: Results of Integration Efforts at 70 Test Sites

This project brief explains the activities and outcomes of PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo to control and treat tuberculosis (TB) and HIV co-infection. By introducing and scaling up a comprehensive package of collaborative interventions, PATH influenced TB-HIV planning at the national level, activities in the field, and community access to integrated TB-HIV services. All of this work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa

Driving Transformative Innovation to Save Lives

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work, global presence, innovation platforms, partners, and funding. It is available in English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Global

The Evidence for Maternal and Child Nutrition Interventions: Gap Analysis

The PATH Nutrition Embedding Evaluation Programme (NEEP) is a four-year project funded by the UK Department for International Development. NEEP aims to address knowledge gaps on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of maternal and child nutrition interventions and how they can be delivered at scale. To identify and prioritise evaluation activities that address evidence gaps, PATH conducted this analysis of gaps in research and evaluation investments in early 2014.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Global

Healthy Markets Activity (HMA)

This fact sheet describes the Healthy Markets Activity project, funded by the US Agency for International Development and implemented by PATH, which is designed to grow the commercial market for HIV-related goods and services to meet the needs of Vietnam's most-at-risk populations. The project offers market research, policy and regulatory support, technical assistance, and private-sector engagement opportunities to encourage innovation and investment.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Asia

Increasing TB Case Detection and Improving Treatment Outcomes: Through Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization

This project brief outlines PATH's work in training employees of national tuberculosis (TB) programs and civil-society organizations to conduct advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) activities aimed at improving TB case detection and treatment outcomes in their countries. This work was made possible with funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Global

"Nothing for Us Without Us": Establishing a Tuberculosis-Free Africa Through Community Action

This project brief outlines PATH's role in supporting the creation of the Africa Coalition on Tuberculosis (ACT!), a core group of committed activists from high-burden tuberculosis countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Africa

Sayana® Press: Pilot Introduction and Evaluation

These fact sheets describe PATH's pilot introduction project to deliver the injectable contraceptive Sayana® Press (depot medroxyprogesterone acetate or DMPA) to women in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The fact sheets also provide clinical information about Sayana® Press.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Global

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: July 2014

Region: Global

Tackling Micronutrient Malnutrition: Rice Fortification Fights Hidden Hunger in Myanmar

This fact sheet describes PATH's activities to tackle micronutrient malnutrition in Myanmar.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Asia

Community Organizations: A Lifeline for Tuberculosis Patients in the DRC

This success story displays positive outcomes of PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo related to the control and treatment of tuberculosis, achieved through leveraging the strength of the community. This work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

The Faces Behind the Numbers: Providing Relief to MDR-TB Patients in the DRC

This success story shares two personal stories of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients who received lifesaving diagnoses and treatment support thanks to the work of PATH in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Faster Diagnosis Saves Lives in Maniema

This success story displays positive outcomes of PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo related to the control and treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), achieved by introducing the innovative GeneXpert diagnostic machine. This work was made possible with funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Improved Freeze-Safe Vaccine Containers

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work to address the problem of vaccines freezing during transport by incorporating a freeze-safe inner vaccine box into vaccine carriers.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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