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Directions in Global Health (Volume 3, Issue 3)

This issue of Directions in Global Health features five PATH projects: preparing for an avian influenza outbreak in Ukraine and Georgia; improving nevirapine packaging for prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission; preventing postpartum hemorrhage through the POPPHI initiative; increasing access to safe abortion in Nepal; and supportive supervision of immunization programs in Vietnam.

Author: PATH

Publication date: December 2006

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 4, Issue 1)

This special issue of Directions in Global Health highlights PATH's vaccine partnership efforts: PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), pneumococcal vaccine development project, Meningitis Vaccine Project, cervical cancer vaccine project, and Rotavirus Vaccine Program. The issue also features a case study of the vaccine vial monitor.

Author: PATH

Publication date: May 2007

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 4, Issue 2)

This special issue of Directions in Global Health features PATH's work in women's health. Featured projects include Sure Start; the Maternal and Newborn Health Technology Initiative; the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative; Global Campaign for Microbicides; SILCS diaphragm; the PATH Woman's Condom; microbicide applicators; AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance II Western Province; and Spring Bud Healthy Development.

Publication date: October 2007

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 5, Issue 1)

This issue of Directions in Global Health profiles our effort to expand access to safe water, particularly in India; a project to improve nutrition for infants and young children; our thermostable vaccine work; surveillance activities for Japanese encephalitis; and our work under the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition.

Publication date: May 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 5, Issue 3)

This issue of Directions in Global Health describes PATH's work to control and prevent diarrheal disease, reach out to young scouts in Kenya and Uganda with HIV/AIDS information, assess the impact of malaria control efforts in Zambia, conduct DHS surveys, and shape HPV vaccine introduction in Peru.

Author: PATH

Publication date: December 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 6, Issue 1)

This special issue of Directions in Global Health highlights PATH’s work to advance technologies to improve global health. Featured technologies include low-cost tests to screen for cervical cancer, a new vaccine to protect against meningitis in Africa, products to prevent diarrheal disease, and Ultra Rice food fortification technology. The issue also includes a summary of PATH’s approach to developing and introducing innovative health technologies.

Publication date: May 2009

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 6, Issue 3)

This issue of Directions in Global Health features PATH’s work to optimize vaccine supply systems, advance development of malaria vaccine candidates, prevent postpartum hemorrhage to save mothers’ lives, address health needs in Tanzania, and use monitoring and evaluation systems to further PATH’s mission. It also highlights two prestigious awards that PATH recently received.

Publication date: December 2009

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 7, Issue 1)

This issue of Directions in Global Health features PATH’s work to improve maternal and newborn health around the world. Articles cover innovative technologies to save newborns, better nutrition for mothers and children, methods to make childbirth safer, and women’s access to more options for family planning.

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 8, Issue 2)

This issue of Directions in Global Health features PATH’s work to address noncommunicable diseases, such as diabetes and cancer. It also covers efforts to improve health in Kenya, build global and country capacity for influenza control, improve gender equity in China, and integrate health services for better outcomes.

Publication date: December 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 9, Issue 1)

This issue of Directions in Global Health features PATH’s Sure Start project, which helped to improve maternal and newborn health in India. Other articles cover strategies to eliminate malaria, advocacy and communications to improve tuberculosis control, a landmark vaccine introduction in Ghana, and a new child-health initiative in southern Africa.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 9, Issue 3)

This issue of Directions in Global Health highlights PATH’s work to increase access to lifesaving products for women. It features a commentary by Catharine Taylor, who directs PATH’s Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Program. Other articles cover efforts to improve health and nutrition with orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes in Kenya, increase hepatitis B vaccination for newborns in Vietnam, fight childhood tuberculosis in Tanzania, and assess a range of technologies for their potential impact in reducing maternal deaths.

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Drug Development Global Program Website

This website about PATH’s drug development program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Program websites

Ears to the Ground: An Exploration of African Culture and Health

This book contains descriptions of selected CHAPS projects from Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. CHAPS aimed to improve health, well being, and gender relations of communities by identifying, revising, and promoting cultural practices and beliefs through a small grants program. The stories contained in this book are more than project descriptions; they provide an opportunity to discuss and reflect on culture and health.

Publication date: December 2007

Region: Africa

Echoing Success: Expanding Promotion of Home Water Treatment Through the Antenatal Water and Hygiene Kit Program in Malawi

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 project brief 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.

Author: Kols A, Wood S, Schlanger K

Publication date: October 2012

Region: Africa

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Efficacy of Standard Methods for Water Testing at a Range of Nonstandard Temperature

Fifteen strains of Escherichia coli from various geographical areas, animal, and soil sources were tested on standard and nonstandard detection assays at temperatures from 23°C to 45°C to test the viability of currently available E. coli tests in low-resource settings. Presented at the American Society for Microbiology Conference, June 1, 2008; Boston, MA.

Author: Allen E, Dillman L, Weigl B

Publication date: July 2008

Region: Global

Empowering Communities through ASUH

Description of how ASUH helped communities in Indonesia.

Publication date: 2003

Region: Asia

Engaging Men to Increase Support for Optimal Infant Feeding in Western Kenya

This handout is based on a poster presented by the Infant and Young Child Nutrition Project and AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance II Western Program at the 5th Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposium. It describes a pilot activity that aimed to integrate infant and young child nutrition into current community-level male involvement activities.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Africa

Enhancing Health for Mothers and Children: PATH Delivers Innovative Solutions to Save Lives and Support Strong Families

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work in maternal and child health.

Publication date: December 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

Evaluation of a Clean Delivery Kit Intervention in Preventing Cord Infection and Puerperal Sepsis in Mwanza, Tanzania

This is the final research report on the evaluation of clean delivery kits in Tanzania. The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of a delivery kit intervention on reducing cord infection and puerperal sepsis among newborns and their mothers. Study results indicate that use of the clean delivery kit had a positive effect on reducing both cord infection and puerperal sepsis. The effect of the kit on reducing cord infection was much greater than on puerperal sepsis, but both were significant.

Author: Winani S; Coffey P; Wood S; Mosha F; Chirwa T; Changalucha J

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

FoneAstra Milk Pasteurization Monitor: Building Capacity of Small-Scale Human Milk Banks

This poster was presented in March 2013 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Grand Challenge Explorations awardee meeting for nutrition and agriculture. The poster describes PATH and our partners' work to ensure the safety of donated human breast milk using FoneAstra, a smart phone−based device that has been adapted to monitor temperatures during flash-heat pasteurization. PATH and our partners are evaluating the system for use in resource-limited human milk banks.

Author: Israel-Ballard K, Chaudhri R, Reimers P, et al

Publication date: March 2013

Region: Global

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