Subject: Health technologies
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- PATH's Smart Electrochlorinator Project: Safe Water for Small Communities
This document outlines PATH and Cascade Designs, Inc.'s work in optimizing electrochlorination technology for water treatment in small, low-income communities.
Publication date: December 2010
- PATH's Water Filter: A New Standard for Household Water Treatment
Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work, in collaboration with our partners, to design a household water treatment and storage device specifically for the developing-world consumer.
Publication date: August 2013
Part of series: Technology Updates
- PATH's Work in Tuberculosis: Collaborating on Innovative and Sustainable Solutions for a TB-Free World
Since 2001, PATH has brought our global health expertise and innovative approaches to the fight against tuberculosis. We work hand in hand with global partners with a special focus on high-burden countries.
Publication date: September 2013
- PATH’s Commercialization Toolkit for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Executive Summary
This commercialization toolkit offers guiding principles, tools, and case studies to demonstrate how PATH has helped partners through the commercialization process for household water treatment and storage products in several developing countries.
Publication date: September 2011
- PATH’s Guide to New Water Filters With the C1 Common Interface
In 2006, PATH launched the Safe Water Project with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate the potential for market-based approaches to providing clean water for low- and middle-income users with the ultimate goal of reducing disability, illness, and death related to unsafe water. PATH worked with product developers to design the C1 Common Interface—a standardized connection point between water filter devices and filter elements that allows interchangeability of parts between different household water filters. Manufacturers have designed water filter devices with this specification to enhance competition and choice for low-income households in developing settings. PATH's comprehensive guide to water filters with the C1 Common Interface includes product specifications, test results, advice on what to consider when comparing products, practical advice for the procurement and import of products, and manufacturers’ contact details.
Publication date: November 2012
- PATH’s Integrated Approach to Reducing Diarrheal Disease in Cambodia: Combining Prevention and Treatment
This fact sheet summarizes the PATH Safe Water Project's work in Cambodia to integrate prevention and treatment options for diarrheal disease. By harnessing successes from one prevention-focused project (microfinance loans for household water filters) and one treatment-focused program (oral rehydration solution and zinc), the project streamlined community strategies and increased overall efficiency for better results. Key to this effort were the local, village health volunteers whom PATH trained to educate and empower Cambodian women to successfully protect their families from the dangers of diarrheal disease.
Publication date: November 2012
- Paving the Way for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prevention: Vaccine Development Against a Widespread Cause of Respiratory Illness in Infants and Young Children
This fact sheet highlights PATH's work to develop a vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for use in a maternal immunization strategy in the developing world that can protect infants in the critical early months of life.
Publication date: September 2013
- Personal Protective Equipment and Segregation Supply Specifications for Health Care Waste Management
This document provides specifications for personal protective equipment for medical waste handlers and incinerator operators. It is intended to help with the selection and purchase of locally available equipment and can be adapted to local policies and product availability.
Publication date: January 2010
- Personal Protective Equipment for Waste Handlers and Incinerator Operators
This training aid was developed as part of Training Health Workers in the Management of Sharps Waste. The aid includes a graphical representation of the equipment needed to help protect waste handlers and incinerators during the collection, treatment, and final disposal of health care waste.
Publication date: July 2006
- Perspectives: Commercial Approaches to Delivering Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Products and Solutions to Low-Income Households
Since 2006, PATH's Safe Water Project has investigated how commercial market forces can help extend access to safe water in developing countries and reduce waterborne disease. This publication is a single-issue magazine which serves as the final read-out from PATH's Safe Water Project. Perspectives highlights the most valuable nuggets of learning from the Safe Water Project.
Publication date: October 2012
- Picturing the Customer: Developing Consumer Personas From Research on Household Water Use in Andhra Pradesh, India
PATH's Safe Water Project undertook a household research study in Andhra Pradesh, India, interviewing 1,000 respondents about their water sources, perceptions of water quality, definitions of "safe" water, and water treatment behaviors. This publication presents the five consumer personas that were created from the data to exemplify various aspects of water values.
Publication date: December 2010
Part of series: Safe water briefs
- Pilot Introduction of Oxytocin in Uniject® During Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) at the Institutional Level in Guatemala
This report shares the results of a pilot introduction of oxytocin in the Uniject® device for use with active management of the third stage of labor that was conducted at the institutional level in Guatemala in 2009. Results include details on the feasibility of introducing oxytocin in Uniject in this context as well as the acceptability of this technology among health care providers and facility managers. The cost analysis can be found here.
Publication date: March 2010
Region: Latin America
- A Pilot Introduction of the Nevirapine Infant-Dose Pouch in Kenya in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Programs
This document provides a summary of the pilot introduction project in Kenya to provide nevirapine syrup to mothers prior to delivery to assist with the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Publication date: October 2006
- Pilot Use of Oxytocin in a Uniject™ Device for AMTSL in Mali
This report describes use of the Uniject™ device prefilled with 10 international units (IU) of oxytocin for actively managing the third stage of labor in selected health centers in Mali. Although this single-dose, autodisable injection device has previously been used for tetanus toxoid vaccination in Mali, the Ministry of Health lacked documentation of the safety and feasibility of using the device to deliver oxytocin for active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL).
Author: Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI)
Publication date: December 2008
- Piloting Retail and Direct Sales Models for Household Water Treatment Products in Cambodia: PATH Partners With Hydrologic and VisionFund to Increase Household Water Treatment
PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and safe storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This fact sheet summarizes PATH's work in partnership with Hydrologic Social Enterprise and VisionFund to explore the viability of distributing household water treatment devices through retail and direct sales models.
Publication date: June 2012
- Planning an Information Systems Project: A Toolkit for Public Health Managers
This toolkit can help public health managers plan for the implementation of information and communications technology in health information systems. It draws on lessons learned by project Optimize, a five-year collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH, to help optimize the vaccine supply chain.
Author: Grevendonk J, Taliesin B, Brigden D
Publication date: July 2013
- Planning for Safe Syringe Disposal
In this document you will find a guide that provides assistance with planning sharps waste disposal systems through the five important steps: review existing legislation and policy, collection of data in your district; review sharps collection options; review options for disposal in non-incineration areas; complete map by assigning disposal systems to non-incinerator health facilities; and create a district planning guide to calculate needs and plan implementation.
Publication date: 2004
- Point-of-Service Data to Drive Vaccine Supply Chains
This fact sheet outlines the different approaches that project Optimize, a World Health Organization and PATH collaboration, is testing to demonstrate that a consumption‐based system that uses service-delivery-level data can have a beneficial impact on inventory management, stock levels, and vaccine wastage.
Publication date: July 2012
- Practical Selection of Neonatal Resuscitators, Version 3: A Field Guide
PATH has evaluated a variety of reusable neonatal resuscitators, including both bag-and-mask and tube-and-mask designs. This guide is divided into two sections: the first identifies resuscitators that are priced at less than US$30 each, and the second identifies those that are priced at more than $30 each. It also describes the criteria used during the device evaluation, evaluation results for each device, and suggestions for choosing a resuscitator. The guide is available in two formats: one for booklet-style printing and one for onscreen viewing.
Publication date: May 2010
- Practical Selection of Neonatal Resuscitators: Southern African Development Community
PATH conducted a market study in 2008 to identify neonatal resuscitators available in the Southern African Development Community region. These resuscitators are included in this region-specific version of Practical Selection of Neonatal Resuscitators. All resuscitators identified were bag-and-mask designs. Also included are two devices that offer a tube-and-mask design. This guide presents the criteria used during the device evaluation, evaluation results for each device, and suggestions for choosing a resuscitator. The guide is available in two formats: one for booklet-style printing and one for onscreen viewing.
Publication date: June 2010