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US Department of Defense and PATH: Working Together to Advance Global Health Innovations

PATH collaborates with the US Department of Defense (DoD) to advance global health innovations. This fact sheet provides examples of successes that PATH, DoD, and our partners have had in working to adapt, test, and expand access to tools and technologies that can reduce illness in the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: Africa, North America and Europe, Global

US Department of Health and Human Services and PATH: Working Together to Protect and Improve Global Health

PATH and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) work together to protect and improve health in developing countries. This fact sheet provides examples of successes that PATH, HHS, and our partners have had in developing and deploying new global health technologies to prevent, detect, and control epidemic and neglected diseases, advance health research, and save lives around the world.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: Africa, Asia, North America and Europe, Global

USAID and PATH: Working Together to Improve Global Health

PATH and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) work together to promote and improve health in developing countries. This fact sheet provides examples of successes that PATH, USAID, and our private partners have had in advancing technologies, strengthening health systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors to improve health and allow communities around the world to prosper.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: North America and Europe, Global

Improving Nutrition Programming Worldwide: Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition (MQSUN)

PATH leads the Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition project (MQSUN), funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. MQSUN provides technical expertise on the design and implementation of nutrition programs, drawing on the best available evidence. This fact sheet provides highlights on MQSUN's work around the globe.

Publication date: November 2014

Region: Global

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Mauritania

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Mauritania. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Mauritanian children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: November 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

mHealth Mobile Messaging Toolkit: Considerations When Selecting a Mobile Messaging Platform Vendor

This toolkit, written by the Digital Health Solutions team at PATH, provides information about currently available mobile messaging technology solutions, as well as things to consider when selecting a vendor and deploying an mHealth campaign. It was designed for project implementers using mobile messaging campaigns to encourage healthy behaviors in low- and middle-income countries.

Author: Morio M, Goertz H, Taliesin B, Wilson K

Publication date: October 2014

Region: Global

Policies and Actions for More Effective Malaria in Pregnancy Efforts: Maternal and Newborn Health in Kenya

In Kenya, malaria in pregnancy continues to contribute to high maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. By translating emerging evidence on community-based distribution of antimalarial medicine into policy action, policymakers in Kenya have the opportunity to significantly decrease malaria-related mortality and morbidity during pregnancy, safeguarding the health and lives of countless women and newborns. This brief describes recommendations and policies at the global level and in Kenya and identifies ways in which to expand access to preventive treatment for mothers.

Publication date: October 2014

Region: Africa

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Senegal

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Senegal. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Senegalese children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: October 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Community-Based Approach to Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Pregnancy in Kisumu, Kenya: Exploring the Value of Utilizing Community Health Workers in Malaria in Pregnancy Prevention

In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria in pregnancy continues to contribute to high maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. In Kisumu, Kenya, PATH developed a two-phased approach to increase coverage of malaria in pregnancy prevention activities and strengthen antenatal care. This report details the activities and outcomes of the pilot project and offers recommendations for next steps. See also Community-Based Approaches to Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy: A Review of Recent Studies.

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Africa

Community-Based Approaches to Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy: A Review of Recent Studies

In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria in pregnancy continues to contribute to high maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. One approach to the problem is intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy with sulfadoxine pyrimethamine, an antimalarial safe for use in pregnancy. This report reviews recent studies and articles documenting implementation of community-based approaches that increase uptake of this therapy. See also Community-Based Approach to Intermittent Treatment for Malaria in Pregnancy in Kisumu, Kenya: Exploring the Value of Utilizing Community Health Workers in Malaria in Pregnancy Prevention.

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Africa

Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health: Leveraging Interoperability Standards to Link Patient, Provider, Payor, and Policymaker Data

This e-book, written by the Digital Health Solutions team for the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, is a reference guide for countries wanting to link their universal health coverage and eHealth information systems using a standards-based approach. It provides a set of actionable steps and links to resources to develop a national eHealth standards framework. The e-book can be read online, downloaded as a PDF, or downloaded to an e-reader.

Author: Ritz D, Althauser C, Wilson K

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Global

Innovation Matters: Pioneering Innovation Today for Health Impact Tomorrow

This publication features articles from global leaders in innovation exploring the critical role innovation can play in accelerating solutions to the world’s most urgent health challenges.

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Global

PATH in China: Joining With Diverse Partners to Create Sustainable Health Solutions

This brochure outlines PATH's work in China, with emphasis on public-private partnerships for product development. Areas of focus include vaccines and immunization, health technologies, and women's health.

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Country brochures

SILCS Launches in Early Markets

The SILCS diaphragm is a single-size contraceptive barrier designed to fit a broad range of women. This document describes product features and the steps that PATH and our commercialization partner, Kessel Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH, are taking as we build toward the introduction of SILCS in low-resource settings.

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Global

Accelerating the Development of New Rotavirus Vaccines

This fact sheet provides a technical perspective of PATH's work on rotavirus vaccines for children in the developing world. It includes an overview of PATH's efforts to increase access to and effectiveness of existing rotavirus vaccines, as well as an in-depth review of its vaccine development portfolio and research activities to support the development of effective and affordable new rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets

A Comprehensive Approach to Rotavirus Vaccines

This fact sheet highlights PATH's work to address rotavirus, the leading cause of severe diarrheal disease. It includes general information about our efforts to increase access to and effectiveness of existing vaccines, as well as to develop new vaccines.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets

Current PATH Initiatives in Cervical Cancer Prevention

PATH began to focus on cervical cancer in 1991. Over the past 23 years, our portfolio has expanded to cover the full range of technologies and approaches for the prevention of cervical cancer. This fact sheet summarizes PATH’s current work in cervical cancer prevention.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Global

Delivering Immunization Data Solutions: PATH Works With Multilateral Organizations to Deliver Access to Immunization Data

PATH managed the design and development of an Immunization Repository for the World Health Organization and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, providing access to immunization data, dashboards, and reports to more than 300 users across the global health value chain. This fact sheet is an overview of how we approached this effort, and the results achieved. Find out more about PATH's work in digital health solutions.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Global

Fighting Multidrug-Resistant TB in the DRC: Results of MDR-TB Programming Scale-Up in Seven Provinces

This project brief describes PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo to control and treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The brief outlines a project to train national clinicians to diagnose MDR-TB, strengthen the diagnostic capacities of local laboratories, and mobilize communities to help patients successfully complete treatment. All of this work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa

Healthy Markets

This fact sheet describes the Healthy Markets project, 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 and consumer behavior research, policy and regulatory support, technical assistance, and private-sector engagement opportunities to encourage innovation and investment.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Asia

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