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Sure Start Brochure (Zindagi Aayi Khushiyan Laayi: Sure Start Ke Sang)

This brochure provides a detailed description of the Sure Start project, a seven-year initiative in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, India, that focused on improving maternal and newborn health care. The document outlines the strategies employed by community workers in rural areas of Uttar Pradesh and urban slum areas of Maharashtra.

Publication date: April 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Sure Start in Maharashtra, India

A snapshot of the Sure Start initiative in seven cities of Maharashtra, India, this document presents a concise overview of the improvements in maternal and health practices in the intervention areas.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Sure Start: Ensuring the Health and Safety of Mothers and Newborns in India Through Behavior Change and Community Action

Sure Start was a seven-year project to improve birth outcomes and ensure the health of mothers and newborns in two states of India. This fact sheet outlines community-based interventions that expanded access to skilled birth attendants, established support groups for women, and introduced communications approaches to change behaviors.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Sure Start: Helping Mothers and Newborns Thrive

Sure Start is an initiative intended to catalyze sustainable improvements in maternal and newborn health through effective community action in selected districts of Uttar Pradesh and urban sites of Maharashtra, India. The Sure Start project has been designed to complement and support the Government of India’s commitment to improving maternal and newborn health. This fact sheet gives an overall picture and progress of the project to date.

Publication date: July 2009

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Sure Start: Saving Lives of Mothers and Newborns in Maharashtra: City-Specific Intervention Models

This document summarizes the models employed by Sure Start in urban slum areas of Maharashtra, India, to ensure good-quality care and medical assistance to expectant mothers and newborns: volunteerism, public-private partnership, quality of care, community-based health insurance, convergence of maternal and newborn health and HIV services, and an emergency health fund and prepaid card.

Publication date: 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases: Guidelines for Public Health Services in Georgia

The Georgian National Health Policy, adopted in 1999, declares the reduction of communicable and socially dangerous diseases a major priority for maintaining and improving the health of the Georgian population over the next decade. This report helps Georgian health workers comply with the above goal. It outlines how to identify and register cases of infectious diseases; confirm and classify cases; notify and report; analyze data; investigate outbreaks; and use available information for making decisions to prevent and control infectious diseases and improve the functioning of the surveillance system.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Eastern Europe

Surveillance and Control of Human Cases of Avian Influenza: Provisional Guidelines for Public Health Services in Georgia

Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza are occurring in domestic fowl in many countries, posing a considerable human public health risk. The guidelines outlined in this report are the first attempt to provide comprehensive recommendations to help Georgian health workers promptly identify, report, confirm, and classify potential cases of avian influenza in humans; analyze data; investigate and respond to cases and outbreaks; and improve other aspects of an early warning system for humans. They are most appropriate for the current stage of pandemic preparedness (phases 3 to 4 of the World Health Organization [WHO] Pandemic Alert Period) and designed primarily for health personnel working at rayon and regional public health centers. In addition to general recommendations for the human avian influenza surveillance system as a whole, the guidelines include specific sections devoted to communication with the public as well as infection control in health facilities.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Eastern Europe

Surveillance and Control of Seasonal and Avian Influenza in Humans: Guidelines for Public Health Services in Ukraine (second edition)

Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza are occurring in domestic fowl in many countries, posing a considerable human public health risk. Based on the latest World Health Organization (WHO) standards and recommendations, this manual provides comprehensive recommendations to help Ukrainian health care workers establish sentinel site surveillance and promptly identify, report, confirm, and classify potential cases of avian influenza in humans. In addition, the document includes guidance on the basic parameters for surveillance data analysis, investigation of trigger cases and outbreaks, improvement of other aspects of an early warning system for humans, and communication with the public and infection-control professionals. The guidelines are most appropriate for the current and the next stages of pandemic preparedness (phases 3 and 4 of the WHO Pandemic Alert Period) and are designed primarily for health care personnel working at rayon and regional sanitary-epidemiological stations.

Publication date: July 2008

Region: Eastern Europe

Sustaining Progress: Creating US Policies to Spur Global Health Innovation

The third annual policy report from the Global Health Technologies Coalition outlines actions the United States can take to help reduce deaths, extend lives, and secure healthier futures by supporting research for new health tools.

Publication date: 2012

Region: North America and Europe

Part of series: GHTC's annual policy reports

Tackling Pneumonia and Diarrhea Together: A Mapping Brief of Global Strategies for Pneumonia and Diarrheal Disease

This policy brief highlights the array of global policies related to pneumonia and diarrheal disease and how the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea, released by the World Health Organization and UNICEF in April 2013, supports all of these efforts by providing an integrated framework for addressing both diseases.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Tackling Pneumonia and Diarrheal Disease Through Program and Policy Coordination: A Case Study of PATH's Integrated Approach in Cambodia

This case study highlights how PATH's Enhanced Diarrheal Disease Initiative can serve as a model for an integrated advocacy and implementation approach to childhood pneumonia and diarrheal disease, which could be replicated in other districts of Cambodia and other countries across the world. This case study is a comprehensive version of the shorter Saving Children Through Program and Policy Integration.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Asia

Tackling TB and HIV Co-infection in Tanzania: Results of an Innovative Model Launched in TB Clinics in Six Regions

This project brief showcases PATH's contributions to tuberculosis (TB) and HIV service integration in Tanzania. This work was made possible through generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development. For a related brief on pediatric TB in Tanzania, see Finding and Treating Tuberculosis in Children.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Africa

Tackling the Biggest Maternal Killer: How the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative Strengthened Efforts Around the World

The Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI), funded by USAID, developed this document to summarize the projects and activities that took place over its five-year history. The report focuses on the challenge of postpartum hemorrhage and the mechanisms developed by POPPHI to address it. It also provides an overview of the tools, including resources and policy changes, that were accomplished. Finally, the document also highlights specific work done by PATH, its partners, and the POPPHI team in scale-up and small grant countries. The report is available as one large file or as four smaller files for easier downloading.

Publication date: November 2009

Region: Global

Tackling the Deadliest Diseases for the World's Poorest Children

In the past decade, global investments have led to great progress toward improving the health of children in developing countries. Yet pneumonia and diarrhea still cause nearly one-third of all child deaths. This infographic makes the case for controlling pneumonia and diarrhea simultaneously to achieve the greatest impact.

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Global

Tackling Tuberculosis and Diabetes

In low-resource settings, diabetes and tuberculosis are common among the same populations, and they amplify each other. PATH's principles and experiences guide our work in fighting these intersecting epidemics through innovation and collaboration.

Publication date: November 2012

Region: Global

Tackling Tuberculosis and HIV in Tanzania: A Story of Hope

Throughout Tanzania, PATH helps to bring tuberculosis (TB) and HIV services together in one place so that patients are able to access critical testing and medications more easily. This is the story of how PATH’s work to integrate the delivery of TB and HIV services helped save the life of a farmer in rural Tanzania. It is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Taking Advantage of the True Heat Stability of Vaccines

Project Optimize, a World Health Organization and PATH collaboration, is working to enable immunization programs to take advantage of the true stability of vaccines by labeling them for use at ambient temperatures in a controlled temperature chain for limited periods of time as appropriate to the stability of the antigen.

Publication date: July 2012

Region: Global

Tanzania Country Program Website

This website about PATH’s Tanzania country program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Program websites

Target Product Profile: HIV Self-Test Version 4.1: A White Paper on the Evaluation of Current HIV Rapid Tests and Development of Core Specifications for Next-Generation HIV Tests

This annotated target product profile (TPP) describes the desired characteristics of an HIV self-test and is a result of a review of currently available literature, interviews with key informants/stakeholders, laboratory-generated data on the performance of rapid tests, and early usability studies in Kenya, Malawi, and South Africa. The purpose of the TPP is to provide a common foundation for the development of HIV self-tests that contains sufficient detail to allow device developers and key stakeholders to understand the characteristics a test must have to be successful.

Author: Peck RB, Lim JM, Wellhausen JD, Lee AM, Valdez MM

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Technologies for Injection Safety

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on safe injections and waste management.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates