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Subject: About PATH's work > Strengthening health systems

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Delivering on the Promise of Information Technology to Strengthen Health Systems: PATH's Approach to Enterprise Architecture Addresses Common Challenges of Health Systems

From tracking tuberculosis in Africa to providing better maternal and child health care in India, PATH's work in health information systems is bridging the gap between global health and information and communication technology using a different approach—a user-driven enterprise architecture and technology that addresses user requirements.

Publication date: June 2011

Region: Global

Developing a Vision for Immunization Supply Systems in 2020: Landscape Analysis Summaries

Facilitated by project Optimize and conducted by a multidisciplinary group of partners, these landscape analyses highlight ongoing work related to five priority areas that comprise the vision for immunization supply systems in 2020. The analyses also highlight critical gaps that need to be addressed to achieve the vision. The five priority areas are vaccine and related products, supply system design, environmental impact, information systems, and human resources. The document is available as one large file or as six smaller files for easier downloading.

Publication date: June 2011

Region: Global

Screening and Treatment to Reduce the Risk and Incidence of Cervical Cancer

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work to prevent cervical cancer in Vietnam through the piloting of a "screen and treat" model in three provinces.

Publication date: May 2011

Region: Asia

APHIA II Western Project: Best Practices and Promising Interventions

This report is a review of the USAID-funded AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA II Western) Project, which operated at the provincial level in Western Kenya from December 2006 to December 2010. The project focused primarily on increasing the use of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis health services, the adoption of healthier behaviors, the promotion of family planning and reproductive health services, and maternal and child health. The report is available as one large file or several smaller files.

Publication date: March 2011

Region: Africa

Building Effective, Sustainable Systems for Procuring Essential Reproductive Health Supplies

This white paper highlights the value of a comprehensive approach to procurement capacity development in developing countries.

Author: Cohen J, Reeh C, Neroutsos K

Publication date: January 2011

Region: Global

Piloting a Malaria Public-Private Mix Model in Cambodia

This fact sheet describes PATH's work to improve malaria diagnosis, treatment, and referral practices in the private sector to contain drug-resistant parasites in Cambodia.

Publication date: January 2011

Region: Asia

Developing a Total Market Plan for Family Planning in Vietnam: An Innovative Public and Private Collaboration to Enhance Equity and Sustainability

Since 2009, PATH has been working with government family planning officials to engage stakeholders and apply evidence to develop a total market plan for family planning in light of funding shortfalls. This case study in Vietnam is intended to highlight lessons learned and recommendations for those considering similar initiatives in other settings. It is a sister document to the Nicaragua case study, Developing Total Market Strategies for Family Planning in Nicaragua.

Author: Drake JK

Publication date: 2011

Region: Asia

Improving Health in Vietnam: Celebrating 30 Years of Partnership

PATH’s work in Vietnam began in 1980 with a focus on contraceptive technologies. In 1997, we opened a permanent office in Hanoi. Today, our work addresses a range of health issues, including vaccines and immunization, reproductive health, maternal and child health, health technologies, and emerging and epidemic diseases.

Publication date: December 2010

Region: Asia

Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Introduction in Cambodia

This fact sheet describes PATH's partnership with Cambodia's Ministry of Health to conduct sentinel surveillance on Japanese encephalitis and introduce a vaccine in 2009.

Publication date: December 2010

Region: Asia

PATH in Cambodia: A Longstanding Commitment to Better Health

PATH has been a partner in Cambodia's public health efforts since 1995. We are helping to support the reconstruction of the health system—largely destroyed during the 1970s—and build capacity across the public, private, and civil-society sectors. This brochure describes our work in childhood immunization, reproductive and child health, and tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS.

Publication date: December 2010

Region: Asia

Part of series: Country brochures

PATH's Japanese Encephalitis Project: Collaboration and Commitment to Protect Asia's Children

This report summarizes the activities and achievements of PATH's Japanese encephalitis project (2003–2009), which aimed to accelerate availability of a safe and efficacious vaccine to vulnerable communities throughout Asia. Technical fact sheets bundled with the report provide guidance on disease surveillance, cost-effectiveness, advocacy, vaccine introduction, and more. The report is available as one large file or as four smaller files for easier downloading.

Publication date: October 2010

Region: Asia

Common Requirements for Logistics Management Information Systems

This document focuses on a method for producing descriptions, models, and figures that accurately represent the views and needs of global health professionals. The document can be used by global health practitioners to inform software development related to health systems.

Publication date: September 2010

Region: Global

Making Progress Against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis: PATH Combines Wide-Ranging Expertise With Effective Strategies to Meet Urgent Global Challenges

This brochure provides an overview of PATH's work to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis around the world. It outlines PATH's overall approach, key strategies, and core competencies.

Publication date: July 2010

Region: Global

Improving Health for Families Everywhere: PATH Reaches Mothers, Children, and Communities With Key Innovations for Strong Futures

PATH has worked to improve maternal and child health, nutrition, and family planning in developing countries for more than 30 years. This brochure describes our integrated approach to reach mothers, children, and communities with key innovations for strong futures.

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Temperature Recording System in National Vaccine Stores of Khartoum, Sudan, and Tehran, Iran

Both Iran and Sudan utilize an alarm-based temperature recording system to monitor the performance of their national immunization cold stores. To better the utility and application of such systems in other countries, this project Optimize report documents the benefits, challenges, and advantages of both Iran’s and Sudan’s systems.

Author: Haghgou, M

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Catalyzing Healthier Labor Migration: Working on Health and Development in Source Communities in Cambodia and Destinations in Thailand

Through PROMDAN, agencies in Thailand and Cambodia responded to the issue of uninformed labor migration. The project aimed to increase access to health services and make labor migration beneficial for migrants and their families. This report documents the development, implementation, and impact of the project.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Asia

Improving Labor Migration Processes and Protection of Migrant Workers From Cambodia and Thailand: Issues and Recommendations

Through PROMDAN, agencies in Thailand and Cambodia responded to the issue of uninformed labor migration. The project aimed to increase access to health services and make labor migration beneficial for migrants and their families. This fact sheet outlines issues and recommendations for stakeholders.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Asia

Optimize Phase I Summary Report: Evaluating the Vaccine Supply Chain in Preparation for Demonstrating Future Options in Vietnam

Project Optimize is collaborating with the Vietnamese National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology on a series of activities designed to assess the opportunities and needs for strengthening the immunization system in Vietnam. This document reports the results of assessments of the vaccine supply chain in Vietnam, completed in March 2010.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Asia

Healthy Mothers and HIV-Free Babies: Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province

This document describes the work of the Khusela project, which focuses on integrating services for family planning, reproductive health, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Publication date: February 2010

Region: Africa

HIV-SRH Convergence: Policy and Practice Update 4

This policy and practice update provides an overview of the demonstration project implemented by PATH and partners in the Patna and Muzaffarpur districts of Bihar and in the Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh. In this issue, we describe the project and field activities and share some selected findings from our interactions with communities and health care providers.

Publication date: December 2009

Region: Asia

Part of series: HIV-SRH Convergence newsletters

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