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Paper Microbicide Applicators: A Low-Cost Solution to Increase Access to HIV Prevention Methods

Since 2003, PATH has conducted a wide range of activities to inform and advance the development of novel microbicide-delivery methods that are safe, acceptable, affordable, and appropriate for use in low-resource settings. This fact sheet describes how PATH identified a paper, user-filled applicator as an important, practical option that could help reduce cost per dose, thereby improving access to microbicide products in impoverished regions most affected by HIV.

Publication date: June 2012

Region: Global

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

New and Underused Reproductive Health Technologies

The Caucus on New and Underused Reproductive Health Technologies is a community of practice established under the auspices of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, for which PATH serves as Secretariat. Caucus members developed this series of peer-reviewed briefs on underused reproductive health technologies. Responsibility for the selection and contents of the briefs rests solely with the Caucus and does not imply endorsement of any single technology by the Coalition or its wider membership. The briefs are available in one combined file as well as separately. For more information on the Caucus, please visit http://rhsupplies.org/index.php?id=894 or contact secretariat@rhsupplies.org.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Global

Integrating Early Childhood Development Project

This fact sheet describes PATH’s Integrating Early Childhood Development (I-ECD) Project in Kenya and Mozambique, which is funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. I-ECD works with existing PATH projects to integrate and strengthen ECD services in communities and facilities and support multi-sectoral linkages and collaboration.

Publication date: April 2012

Region: Africa

Microbicide Delivery Device

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on microbicide delivery devices.

Publication date: April 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

ProVIC: Integrated HIV/AIDS Project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), PATH and our partners are working from the ground up to better link people to HIV and other health services through the five-year ProVIC project. Our programmatic approach includes working through “champion communities” to link people with integrated HIV prevention, care, and support services. This flyer has two sides: one in English and the other in French. It is also available divided into each language.

Publication date: April 2012

Region: Africa

Collaborating to Control Tuberculosis

In collaboration with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics and the Hong Kong Supranational Reference Laboratory, PATH assists the Chinese National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory with determining the operational feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and impact of new tuberculosis diagnostics in order to help the Chinese Ministry of Health decide whether to introduce and scale up these technologies. This fact sheet is presented in English on one side and simplified Chinese on the other.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Asia

10 Tips for Successful Malaria Vaccine Advocacy

This booklet presents advocacy tips, success stories, and examples of efforts to bridge the worlds of science and policymaking and to help ensure that policymakers at national, regional, and international levels have the information needed to make timely and informed decisions as soon as a first malaria vaccine becomes available for use.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Africa

Country Planning for Health Interventions Under Development: Lessons From the Malaria Vaccine Decision-Making Framework and Implications for Other New Interventions

This paper describes research into the anticipated processes and data needed to inform decision-making on malaria vaccines, the most advanced of which is still in phase 3 trials.

Author: Brooks A, Ba-Nguz A

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Africa

Eka's Story: Laying the Foundation for Success to Stop Tuberculosis in Georgia

This is the story about the journey of a courageous doctor in the country of Georgia who received training from PATH in advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) to link together national- and community-level efforts to fight tuberculosis (TB). The ACSM approach helps communities learn how to mobilize political commitment and resources for TB and educate people about TB and its cure, to improve case detection and treatment adherence. These interventions are critical to combating stigma and discrimination and empowering people affected by TB. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Eastern Europe

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Engaging All Health Care Providers in Tuberculosis Control: Public-Private Partnership in Cambodia

This is the story of how PATH’s work to involve local pharmacists and other private-sector health providers in Cambodia in the early detection of tuberculosis (TB) cases helps to find people with TB faster and get them the treatment they need, using all of the country’s health care resources. This approach also helps ensure that all health care providers are knowledgeable about the correct drugs needed for TB and know how to refer patients to facilities for appropriate drugs when needed. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

PATH and HIV/AIDS: Applying a Range of Strategies Across Multiple Populations to Achieve Measurable Impact

PATH has worked to reduce the global impact of HIV and AIDS since the epidemic’s inception. Our collaborative approach to leadership and our technical approach to programming align closely with the US Global Health Initiative framework to promote strong health systems. This capability statement summarizes how we've conducted HIV-related activities covering a broad array of populations in 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Global

Preventing the Spread of Tuberculosis in India: Improving Infection Control in Health Facilities

PATH is working across the spectrum of the health care system to strengthen infection control in high-risk settings across India. This is the story of how PATH’s work to upgrade health facilities in India helped ensure that the Chowdawaram Community Health Center in the state of Andhra Pradesh was able to protect patients and health care workers from the airborne transmission of tuberculosis (TB) within the facility. It is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Strengthening Lifesaving Tuberculosis Laboratories in India

This is the story of how PATH’s work to upgrade tuberculosis (TB) laboratories in India helps ensure that laboratories have the equipment, training, and procedures in place to diagnose TB, including drug-resistant forms, so that people who are sick can access the lifesaving treatment they need as quickly as possible. It is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Tackling Tuberculosis and HIV in Tanzania: A Story of Hope

Throughout Tanzania, PATH helps to bring tuberculosis (TB) and HIV services together in one place so that patients are able to access critical testing and medications more easily. This is the story of how PATH’s work to integrate the delivery of TB and HIV services helped save the life of a farmer in rural Tanzania. It is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2012

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Evaluation Summary: Changing Gender Norms of Kenyan Scouts

PATH led the implementation and evaluation of a merit-based educational program aimed at changing inequitable gender norms among Kenyan boy and girl scouts in Coast Province in order to decrease the risk of HIV infection and gender-based violence among participants.

Publication date: January 2012

Region: Africa

Integration of Services for HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health: Pilot Projects in India Have Paved the Way for Wider Use of Effective Models, Strategies, and Tools

The HIV/AIDS pandemic has compelled the fields of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV/AIDS to better leverage their strengths. This report outlines the feasibility of convergence through an examination of the potential opportunities and existing barriers to different types of linkages between SRH and HIV services in India.

Publication date: January 2012

Region: Asia

Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project Website

The Infant & Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project website offers nutrition information and resources for global health professionals. It provides training tools, publications, and other resources on maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, complementary feeding, infant feeding within the context of HIV, and infant feeding during and after illness. The website is no longer updated, but it remains available to host the wealth of materials developed by the project and other organizations.

Publication date: 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Websites

IYCN Update

IYCN Update was a periodic email newsletter from USAID’s Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project that offered updates on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition for global health professionals. It was distributed four times per year and included research highlights, new resources, and IYCN Project news.

Publication date: 2012

Region: Global

Sure Start: Saving Lives of Mothers and Newborns in Maharashtra: City-Specific Intervention Models

This document summarizes the models employed by Sure Start in urban slum areas of Maharashtra, India, to ensure good-quality care and medical assistance to expectant mothers and newborns: volunteerism, public-private partnership, quality of care, community-based health insurance, convergence of maternal and newborn health and HIV services, and an emergency health fund and prepaid card.

Publication date: 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications

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