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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: June 2014

Region: Global

Treatment of Anemia With Iron-Fortified Rice in a School Lunch Program in Burundi

This poster describes the results of a study that evaluated the efficacy of using multiple-micronutrient fortified rice to improve the hemoglobin concentration and anemia prevalence of anemic schoolchildren in rural Burundi.

Author: Parker ME, Mosites E, Reider K, et al

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Global

Ultra Rice® Technology: Acceptable Micronutrient Losses and Limited Microbial Growth Enable Shelf Life Extension

This poster provides an overview of a study to determine whether grains fortified with the Ultra Rice® technology were safe for consumption and effective after being stored for 24 months.

Author: Tripathi R, Parker ME, Chanin Z, et al

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Global

2013 Annual Report: Accelerating Innovation

In 2013, PATH and our partners touched the lives of more than 219 million people with new vaccines and drug treatments, breakthrough health tools, and powerful strategies to change the course of disease. Our 2013 annual report highlights our achievements across five innovation platforms.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Annual reports

Balloon Tamponade

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop, test, and introduce a low-cost balloon tamponade that can be used in low-resource settings to control postpartum hemorrhage.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Creating Ready-to-Use Packs to Facilitate the Use of Magnesium Sulfate

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop and evaluate the concept of ready-to-use magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) packs that will eliminate dosing calculation and dilution at the time of use.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Frequently Asked Questions: Time Temperature Indicators for Oxytocin: Monitoring Heat Exposure of a Common Drug Used to Prevent and Treat Postpartum Hemorrhage

This fact sheet provides information about using time temperature indicators to monitor heat exposure of oxytocin, a common drug used to prevent and treat postpartum hemorrhage.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Heat-Stable Sublingual Oxytocin for the Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop an oxytocin sublingual fast-dissolving tablet presentation that dissolves in less than ten seconds in the patient’s mouth without the need for additional water or diluent. Oxytocin in this type of presentation could potentially increase the reach and efficacy of this lifesaving medication to areas lacking access to skilled health workers, refrigeration, or safe injection equipment.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Magnesium Sulfate Dilution Bottle

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work in adapting the concept of a dilution bottle to simplify the process of magnesium sulfate administration for the treatment of preeclampsia and eclampsia. A dilution bottle bottle can facilitate the safe calculation of recommended doses by obviating the need to remember complex equations for dilution.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Mobile Application for Dosing and Dilution of Magnesium Sulfate

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work in collaboration with the University of Washington to develop a mobile application for magnesium sulfate administration for the treatment of preeclampsia and eclampsia. The application includes a dosing calculator and a detailed checklist based on World Health Organization protocol and is designed specifically to address the challenges of correctly calculating the dosage.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Rectal Delivery of Magnesium Sulfate

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a rectally administered magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) formulation that could simplify delivery and improve access to MgSO4 treatment in low-resource settings.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Eritrea

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

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Supporting Effective Management of Preeclampsia/Eclampsia: Mobile Application for Dosing and Dilution of Magnesium Sulfate

Severe preeclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E) are among the leading causes of maternal death and disability worldwide. Magnesium sulfate is the treatment recommended by the World Health Organization, but it remains underutilized due to difficult administration. PATH designed a mobile application for dosing and dilution of magnesium sulfate to address the challenges of correctly calculating magnesium sulfate dosage given multiple concentrations and a complex dosing regimen.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

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

The Arise Program: Enhancing HIV Prevention Programs for At-Risk Populations

With funding from the Canadian International Development Agency, PATH is working to address the information gap on how to best tailor and scale up proven HIV prevention strategies among at-risk populations through cost-effective interventions in India, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Cervical Cancer Action: 2007 to 2014 . . . and Beyond

Cervical Cancer Action is a global partnership chaired by PATH and aimed at reducing cervical cancer in high-burden, low-income countries. Seven years after its founding and eight years after human papillomavirus vaccines first became available, Cervical Cancer Action offers this snapshot of its accomplishments to date and its vision of the work ahead.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Cold Chain Equipment Inventories

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH and our partners’ work to validate a new web-based cold chain equipment inventory (CCEI) tool, which is a module of the DHIS2 open-source software platform. This tool will provide opportunities for countries to integrate CCEI data into their national health management information systems.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Fighting Malaria Today and Tomorrow: PATH Works With Developing Countries to Achieve a Malaria-Free World

This fact sheet describes PATH's work to eliminate malaria, including expanding the use of lifesaving tools, identifying and developing better diagnostics and drugs, devising new strategies for malaria control, and accelerating the development of malaria vaccines.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

Low-Cost Lung Support Models for Newborns

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on low-cost respiratory support devices for newborns.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Oral Delivery Technologies

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's approach to technologies for oral delivery of vaccines.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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