Subject: Health technologies
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- Validation of a Retinol-Binding Protein-Enzyme Immunoassay (RBP-EIA), Using Serum Specimens Collected From the Guinea-Bissau Health Project
This document shares data from Guinea-Bissau that provide validation of the retinol-binding protein enzyme immunoassay (RBP-EIA) test from serum samples, while also providing initial data on the feasibility of using dried blood samples as a specimen type for the assessment of vitamin A deficiency in the field.
Publication date: 2006
- Vietnam: Demonstrating Innovative Health Supply Chain Solutions
This document describes how project Optimize is collaborating with Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help to meet the demands of an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines.
Publication date: July 2012
- Vietnam’s Immunization Registries Go Online
In Vietnam, project Optimize worked with government and software partners to help introduce a digital immunization registry. This brief describes how the registry allowed the health system to better track children due for vaccination and shortened the time required for recording and reporting immunizations compared to the existing paper-based registry.
Publication date: January 2013
- Washington Global Health 2011 Strategic Mapping Portfolio
This report, commissioned by the Washington Global Health Alliance, housed at PATH, identifies the global impact of 59 global health organizations in the state of Washington. Highlights from the report include the number of partnerships, number of projects, and number of employees in the global health sector. The report includes detailed graphics and project examples from many of the organizations.
Publication date: September 2011
Region: North America and Europe
- "WaterGuard is the Smell of Safety": A Qualitative Exploration of Home Water Treatment Behaviors in an Antenatal Safe Water Program—Machinga, Malawi, 2011
Since 2006, PATH has investigated how commercial market forces can help extend access to safe water in developing countries and reduce waterborne disease. Promoting household water treatment and storage products targeted to low-income consumers is a key part of the strategy. This poster summarizes PATH's work in Malawi working with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess the effects of an innovative program that promoted chlorine disinfectants for household water treatment to pregnant women seeking antenatal care. The poster was presented at the Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy conference hosted by the University of North Carolina Water Institute in October 2012.
Author: Schlanger K, Woods S, Routh J, et al
Publication date: October 2012
- Woman's Condom
Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes the Woman's Condom project at PATH.
Publication date: May 2012
Part of series: Technology Updates
- Yellow Fever Vaccination: The Potential of Dose-Sparing to Increase Vaccine Supply and Availability
PATH commissioned this report in an effort to evaluate whether dose-sparing, possibly through the intradermal (ID) route, could improve the availability of yellow fever vaccine globally. The authors identify and discuss potential benefits, possible obstacles, and associated costs of dose-sparing as a vaccine delivery strategy. In addition, the report includes an assessment of which settings would be most appropriate and to what extent novel ID delivery devices, such as needle-free disposable-syringe jet injectors, would help to facilitate its successful implementation.
Author: Hickling J, Jones R
Publication date: April 2013