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Researching Violence Against Women: A Practical Guide for Researchers and Activists

Produced by PATH and the World Health Organization, this guide draws on the experience of researchers from more than 40 countries and presents methods for performing surveys and qualitative research on gender-based violence in low-resource settings. It covers all aspects of the research process, from study design to training field workers. It also describes ways to use findings to influence decision-makers. Most important, it presents clear guidelines for protecting the safety of women participating in the research. The guide is available as one large file or as 16 smaller files for easier downloading.

Author: Ellsberg M, Heise L

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: A Toolkit

Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are special doses of birth control pills that can be used after unprotected intercourse to prevent pregnancy. Although ECPs offer a safe and effective contraceptive option, with some notable exceptions the method has yet to be widely integrated into developing-country family planning programs. The purpose of this toolkit is to facilitate the integration of ECPs into developing-country family planning and reproductive health programs. It includes resources for ECP advocacy, assessment, service provision, and evaluation. The planning and implementation tools represent best practices and experience that will help programs move through the steps required to make ECP services routinely available through health service delivery systems. The intent of the toolkit is to share widely an array of materials developed by PATH and by other organizations as they worked in a variety of settings to incorporate ECPs into family planning services. It is hoped that by bringing together these resources in a format that facilitates their use, the toolkit can reduce duplication of efforts, redundancy, and unnecessary expense.

Publication date: June 2004

Region: Global

Results From a Survey of Immunization Stakeholders in Vietnam Regarding the Presentation, Packaging, and Distribution of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines

The purpose of this project Optimize survey was to obtain input from stakeholders within the Expanded Programme on Immunization in Vietnam about issues and perceptions related to the storage, distribution, and delivery of the current and potential options for human papillomavirus vaccine presentation and packaging.

Publication date: December 2009

Region: Asia

Rethinking the Ethical Roadmap for Clinical Testing of Microbicides: Report on an International Consultation

On October 23–24, 2003, the Global Campaign for Microbicides brought together 64 people from 12 countries to rethink the issues and ethical dilemmas facing the field of microbicide development. The consultation comprised a broad range of stakeholders, including advocates, ethicists, clinical investigators, community members, drug regulatory authorities, and past participants in microbicide clinical trials. The report is available as one large file and as multiple smaller files for easier downloading.

Publication date: March 2005

Region: Global

Retinol Binding Protein Enzyme Immunoassay (RBP-EIA)

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a rapid, low-cost test to detect vitamin A deficiency.

Publication date: April 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

A Review of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccine Management Business Improvement Project

In this document, project Optimize reviews the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Vaccine Management Business Improvement Project, which represents an end-to-end reengineering of the US public-sector vaccine supply chain—from vaccine budgeting through storage and distribution. The CDC’s overarching goal was to ensure that vaccine was flowing to the right places at the right time.

Author: Wasserman N

Publication date: November 2010

Region: Global

RHO Cervical Cancer Website

RHO Cervical Cancer is an online resource for health program managers and decision-makers seeking to prevent cervical cancer in low-resource settings. The site contains information about human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening and treatment, and the role of vaccination in cervical cancer prevention.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Websites

Rice Fortification: Ready to be Scaled Up by the Global Development Community

PATH's Ultra Rice technology offers an effective, affordable, and sustainable solution within our growing portfolio of interventions to address micronutrient malnutrition. This document describes the global introduction and scale-up efforts for the Ultra Rice technology, highlighting opportunities for implementation partners from both the public and private sectors.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Global

A Rights-Based Approach to Reproductive Health (Outlook, vol. 20, no. 4)

Human rights and reproductive health advocates increasingly are working together to advance women's and men's well-being. This issue of Outlook discusses fundamental human rights principles and major developments; benefits of a rights-based approach to reproductive health; obligations and responsibilities at the international, national, health care system, and community levels; and how programs can implement a rights-based approach to reproductive health care.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: December 2003

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

The Road to Safe and Effective Vaccines: Clinical Trials and Their Role in Providing Lifesaving Vaccines

This fact sheet highlights the development of new vaccines through clinical trials and their role in providing safe and effective vaccines.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Road-Mapping a Total Market Approach for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Commodity Security: Workshop Materials

To meet the challenge of sustaining reproductive health commodity security in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the United Nations Population Fund and PATH developed workshops to increase awareness about total market approaches and develop an action plan for the region. These workshop materials are from two regional workshops that were held in April 2013. For a report describing the workshops, see Road-Mapping a Total Market Approach: Eastern Europe and Central Asia Workshops April 2013.

Author: UNFPA and PATH

Publication date: 2013

Region: Eastern Europe

Road-Mapping a Total Market Approach: Eastern Europe and Central Asia Workshops April 2013

To meet the challenge of sustaining reproductive health commodity security in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the United Nations Population Fund and PATH developed workshops to increase awareness about total market approaches and develop an action plan for the region. This report describes two regional workshops that were held in April 2013. For workshop materials, see Road-Mapping a Total Market Approach for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Commodity Security: Workshop Materials.

Publication date: 2013

Region: Eastern Europe

Role of the Primary Care Providers in Early Detection and Response to Avian Influenza in Humans

This brochure provides recommendations for primary care providers on early detection and response to avian influenza in humans.

Publication date: June 2008

Region: Eastern Europe

RotaFlash

RotaFlash is an e-news alert that provides breaking scientific news and updates on progress made by PATH and partners toward increasing global access to vaccines against rotavirus, the leading cause of severe and fatal diarrhea in young children worldwide. PATH distributes RotaFlash as part of our work to help expand access to rotavirus vaccines around the world by increasing understanding of the public health burden of rotavirus disease and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines to prevent childhood deaths and hospitalizations. Sign up for RotaFlash.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: E-newsletters

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: September 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Angola

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

Publication date: March 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: October 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Burkina Faso

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Burkina Faso. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Burkinabè 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: October 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Burundi

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Burundi. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Burundian 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: December 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Cameroon

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

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets