- Stabilizing Influenza Vaccines
If a highly virulent pandemic strain were to emerge in today’s interconnected world, influenza has the potential to kill millions of people, especially in developing countries with limited to no resources for pandemic planning, preparedness, and outbreak response. PATH's work in developing thermostable influenza vaccines holds promise for extending product shelf life and easing logistics during introduction and rapid deployment to hard-to-reach populations—markedly improving developing-country preparedness and ability to contain the virus at its point of origin. This fact sheet describes our latest research achievements and next steps in product development.
Publication date: September 2013
- Standards of Prevention in HIV Prevention Trials
This report covers a 2009 consultation in Kampala, Uganda, that was convened by the Global Campaign for Microbicides, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It includes recommendations related to key ethical and practical questions on the design and implementation of clinical trials.
Author: McGrory E, Philpott S, Hankins C, Paxton L, Heise L
Publication date: May 2010
- START-UP: Innovation in Cervical Cancer Screening
This fact sheet describes how the START-UP project is working with private-sector partners to develop two new tests that detect infection with the types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer. Designed for use in low-resource settings, these screening tools are an innovative answer to the challenge of early detection of the precursors of cervical cancer.
Publication date: July 2009
- Status Report on Human Papillomavirus Vaccines
Status report on HPV vaccines
Author: Herdman C
Publication date: 2005
- Status Report on Uniject Prefilled Injection Device
Author: Fleming J
Publication date: 2003
- Staying the Course? Malaria Research and Development in a Time of Economic Uncertainty
This report details malaria research and development funding from 2004 to 2009, including how much funding went to each product area, who provided the funding, and how investments flowed from funders to recipients. The report assesses progress against the Global Malaria Action Plan funding goals to identify what is needed in the next decade.
Publication date: June 2011
- STD Management for HIV and AIDS Prevention: The AIDS Surveillance and Education Project in the Philippines
Author: Aquino C; D'Agnes L; Castro J; Borromeo M; Schmidt K; Gill K
Publication date: 2003
- Stimulating Innovation in the Vaccine Cold Chain Equipment Industry
This document describes project Optimize’s effort to stimulate the development of two new categories of cold chain equipment—solar direct-drive refrigerators and passive-cooled cold boxes—by eliminating key market barriers and providing incentives to manufacturers to meet performance, quality, and safety specifications set by the World Health Organization.
Publication date: August 2013
- Stop Freezing Vaccine!
This series describes the serious risk of freezing vaccines and provides tools to reduce freezing in the cold chain. The materials contain current WHO-recommended freeze-prevention strategies targeted toward all levels of storage and transport of vaccines.
Publication date: 2003
- Strategic Planning and Situation Assessment for Cervical Cancer Prevention: Practical Experience From PATH
This document helps decision-makers and program planners focus on key “big picture” questions about cervical cancer prioritization and on opportunities and challenges for improved cancer prevention, including vaccination of girls and precancer screening and treatment of adult women.
Publication date: 2011
- Strengthening Health Systems Through Procurement
This two-page fact sheet details the procurement systems strengthening work that PATH has done over two decades in over 30 countries.
Publication date: June 2008
- Strengthening National Regulatory Capacity: PATH Supports Countries to Ensure Health Products Are Safe, Effective, and Swiftly Delivered
Global investments to strengthen regulatory capacity in developing countries help ensure desperately needed medical products are delivered, thereby improving health and equipping countries with the expertise and infrastructure to make important health decisions for years to come.
Publication date: July 2012
- Strengthening Understanding of Femicide: Using Research to Galvanize Action and Accountability
This publication provides an overview of a conference on femicide convened jointly by PATH, the Inter-American Alliance for the Prevention of Gender-based Violence, the Medical Research Council of South Africa, and the World Health Organization in Washington, DC, April 14–16, 2008. The conference brought together activists, researchers, and forensic professionals from 13 countries, with the aim of identifying common ground for strengthening research and galvanizing global action to prevent femicide and end the impunity so often granted to perpetrators.
Publication date: May 2009
- Sublingual, Heat-Stable Oxytocin Tablets for Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Simple, Rapid, and Needle-Free Approach to Reducing Maternal Mortality
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), or excessive bleeding after childbirth, is the single largest cause of maternal death worldwide. In this poster, created for the 2013 Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange, PATH proposed to develop heat-stable fast-dissolving oxytocin tablets for sublingual delivery, helping to more easily and effectively prevent and treat PPH in low-resource communities. The small, needle-free tablet format eliminates the risks associated with sharps use and disposal. Its heat stability also reduces the need for expensive cold chain transport and storage.
Publication date: July 2013
- Summary of Proceeedings: Consultative Forum on Cervical Cancer Prevention in Low-resource Settings
Author: Castro W
Publication date: 2001
- Summary of Vaccine Stability Data
These documents provide stability data as of November 2012 on commonly used, licensed vaccines and stability data as of May 2012 from available data on novel, investigational vaccine formulations. Data are sorted by vaccine in a table format.
Publication date: November 2012
- Summary Report: Evaluation of Retractable Syringes in a Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign in Peru
In 2006, UNICEF, the Peruvian Ministry of Health, and PATH performed an evaluation in Peru to assess perceptions of acceptability and safety of automatic retractable syringes in an immunization setting and their affect on waste disposal. The evaluation showed that retractable syringes were seen as a reliable, easy-to-use, preferred alternative to standard disposables in the campaign setting. The evaluation also found that retractable syringes have the potential to improve the safe management of sharps waste.
Publication date: October 2008
- Supporting National TB Programs to Expand DOTS
Brochure describing PATH's national TB programs to expand DOTS. Created for a global meeting on TB in Paris, Oct/Nov. 2004.
Author: Hanson C; Gerber W
Publication date: 2004
- Supporting Progress on Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization for Tuberculosis Control: A Report on Outcomes of Regional ACSM Workshops for Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Recipient Countries
This report describes lessons learned and recommendations from regional advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) workshops for Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recipient countries. The report describes the follow-on ACSM activities and outputs that have been generated at the country level as a result of participation in the workshops and makes recommendations for next steps in the development of effective ACSM interventions to support tuberculosis control goals and objectives.
Publication date: February 2009
- Supportive Supervision to Sustain Health Worker Capacity in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam and North Sumatera
This document summarizes PATH’s work in Indonesia to sustain best practices among health workers in project provinces through a supportive supervision program.
Publication date: April 2008