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Stronger Health Advocates, Greater Health Impacts: Tools of the Trade

Advocacy is an effective method to achieve global health goals by ensuring that necessary resources, policies, and political will are available to support important programs. These resources help new and experienced advocates assess policy advocacy options, plan goals and activities, and develop a comprehensive strategy for advocacy impact.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: Africa, Asia, 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

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

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

Improving Data Quality and Validation in the DRC

This project brief explains how PATH worked to improve tuberculosis (TB) data collection methods at the local level in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which led to more timely and accurate reporting of data to national and global stakeholders, allowing officials to have more relevant discussions around TB control. All of this work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa

Integrating Female Condoms Into HIV Prevention Programs: A Case Study of Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Opportunities in Kenya

This report examines the factors that have supported and hindered the inclusion of female condoms in two HIV prevention programs in Kenya—prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and voluntary medical male circumcision—and offers potential actions to help improve integration and access in future programming.

Author: Whipkey KJ, Coffey PS, East L, Omurwa T, Murunga P

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa, 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

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

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

"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

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

Pentavalent Vaccine in the Uniject™ Injection System: A Time and Motion Study

A fully liquid pentavalent vaccine presented in the Uniject™ injection system is currently in development and targeted for use in developing countries. To understand the perceived benefits and challenges related to pentavalent vaccine in Uniject in comparison to alternative presentations of pentavalent vaccine, a time and motion study was planned in 2010 and carried out in 2011.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Kenya

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

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Uzbekistan

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

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Stakeholder Perceptions of a (DTwP-HepB-Hib) Pentavalent Vaccine in the Uniject Injection System

One potential way to improve coverage of basic vaccines is to combine several vaccine antigens into one injection that is delivered with an easy-to-use, single-dose, autodisable device. Pentavalent vaccine in the prefilled Uniject™ injection system provides this format. To assess the readiness of stakeholders to accept this product presentation, we conducted interviews and discussion groups with health care workers, policy and procurement officers, and Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) managers in six countries.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

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