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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

Region: Global

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

Region: Global

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

Region: Africa

Practical, Local Solutions for Safely Managing Contaminated Syringes and Other Medical Waste

Author: Wittet S; Bhattari M; Chaudray A

Publication date: 2004

Region: Global

Part of series: CVP Occasional Papers

Preventing Accidental Freezing in the Cold Chain: An Introduction to Cold Chain Freezing and Some Options for Reducing It

This document is part of a series that 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

Region: Global

Preventing Freezing in Vaccine Carriers

As part of the project Optimize traveling exhibit featuring immunization supply chain innovations being developed and tested in different countries around the world, this banner and these handouts emphasize the importance of, and methods for, preventing accidental freezing of heat-sensitive products in vaccine carriers. They illustrate how different configurations of ice packs affect temperature and show typical temperature readings of vaccine carriers containing frozen ice packs, conditioned ice packs, cool water packs, and no ice.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Supply Systems for Today and Tomorrow: Project Optimize traveling exhibit

Preventing Vaccine Freezing in the Cold Chain

This zipped set of materials includes background information on the freezing problem (two literature reviews and a PowerPoint presentation), posters and stickers ready for use in the vaccine store and clinic, and a sample protocol for a vaccine freeze study and the results of a study in Indonesia.

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Fact Sheets

The USAID-funded Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI) has developed numerous fact sheets on postpartum hemorrhage to educate individuals on its severity and how it can be avoided through active management of the third stage of labor.

Author: Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI)

Publication date: 2008

Region: Global

Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Job Aids

The USAID-funded Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative has six developed job aids to help educate individuals about the harmful effects of postpartum hemorrhage and the proper use of active management of the third stage of labor. Prevention and Initial Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage is available as one large file and two smaller files for easier downloading.

Author: Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI)

Publication date: December 2008

Region: Global

Price-Performance Model: Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Devices: Critical Opportunities for Product Improvement

PATH’s Safe Water Project is exploring the potential for commercial enterprises to reach low-income populations with household water treatment and storage devices. This document describes the household water treatment and storage market and low-income user needs to guide current or potential manufacturers’ decisions about where it is most or least fruitful to try to increase end-user satisfaction.

Publication date: January 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Printing Template for the Nevirapine Infant-Dose Pouch Label

These labels for the nevirapine infant-dose pouch give instructions for handling and administering the medication; they include a place for health workers to record the expiration date. These labels are available in the following formats: English-language for A4-sized label stock, English-language for 8 ? x 11-inch label stock, and Kiswahili-language for A4-sized label stock.

Author: Berman A; Brooke S

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Procurement Guidance for Countries: A User's Guide for Resources on Procuring Safe Injection Equipment

This document provides practical illustrations on how to use key global resources related to the procurement of safe-injection equipment. It is intended for use by country decision-makers responsible for selecting and procuring good-quality safe-injection equipment.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Global

Product Introduction Case Profile: Vaccine Vial Monitors

This case profile of the vaccine vial monitor (VVM) is the first in a series of profiles intended to illustrate the product introduction process.

Author: Kristensen D; Burns M

Publication date: 2007

Region: Global

Projecting Health

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's and our partners' work on a new approach to health education in resource-poor settings. Projecting Health, also known as Digital Public Health, uses customized educational videos developed and produced by local communities to effectively improve health knowledge and behaviors.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Promoting Home Water Treatment Through Antenatal Clinics in Malawi: Qualitative Research Findings

PATH’s Safe Water Project joined a number of partners in an effort to monitor and better understand the increased use of a water-treatment product, WaterGuard, among groups of new mothers in Malawi. The chlorine-based water treatment product was made available to pregnant women at antenatal care clinics as part of a hygiene kit. Uptake and use of the product rose sharply, not only among these women, but also among friends and relatives. PATH conducted qualitative research involving in-depth interviews to better understand why this uptake occurred.

Publication date: March 2011

Region: Africa

Promoting Household Water Treatment Through Local Health Workers in Vietnam

This publication details PATH's pilot project to support distribution of effective household water treatment and safe storage products for low-income populations via local health workers. The pilot took place in two districts in Can Tho, Vietnam.

Publication date: November 2011

Region: Asia

Promoting Treatment of Water at Home Through Antenatal Clinics: Evaluating the Hygiene Kit Program in Malawi

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This project brief summarizes the findings of PATH's work with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the effects of an innovative program that promoted a chlorine disinfectant for treatment of water at home to pregnant women seeking antenatal care.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: July 2011

Region: Africa

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Proper Handling and Disposal of Auto-Disable Syringes and Safety Boxes: A Training Module for Clinic Managers and Immunization Providers

Author: Wittet S

Publication date: 2002

Region: Global

Protecting Aluminum-Adjuvanted Vaccines From Freeze Damage

This overview describes how PATH has developed a low-cost and straightforward technology for protecting aluminum-adjuvanted liquid vaccines from the irreversible damage that results from freezing. Many current vaccines of importance to global health contain an aluminum salt adjuvant or its equivalent (such as aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, or calcium phosphate) and would benefit from the technology.

Publication date: October 2012

Region: Global

Protecting Children From Diarrheal Disease: PATH Takes a Comprehensive Approach to Combating This Leading Cause of Child Deaths

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work in protecting children from diarrheal disease.

Publication date: September 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets