- Treating Precancerous Cervical Lesions
Publication date: 2003
- Treatment Alternatives for Medical Waste Disposal
This document describes technology options for treating infectious medical waste, including incineration, chemical treatment, autoclaving, microwaving, and shredding/compacting. Performance issues, environmental impact, and perspectives from several developing countries are described.
Publication date: October 2005
- Tuberculosis: A Global Health Emergency (Outlook, vol. 17, no. 3)
Author: Nguyen T
Publication date: November 1999
Part of series: Outlook
- Tuko Pamoja: A Guide for Peer Educators
This guide was developed by PATH as part of the Kenya Adolescent Reproductive Health Project (KARHP) Tuko Pamoja ("We are together") series. It is intended to be used by peer educators facilitating discussion groups with in- and out-of-school youth. The guide will help peer educators share information and lead discussions with their peers on addressing physical and emotional changes during adolescence, staying healthy, planning for the future, making good decisions, and preventing pregnancy and HIV and AIDS. It can also be used as a reference for peer educators to learn more about the different topics. The guide is available as one large file or as multiple smaller sections for ease of downloading.
Author: Martin S
Publication date: July 2007
- Tuko Pamoja: A Guide for Talking With Young People About Their Reproductive Health
This guide was developed for Public Health Technicians working with the Ministry of Health as part of the Kenya Adolescent Reproductive Health Project. However, it can be used by anyone wishing to broaden his or her understanding of adolescent reproductive health issues and improve his or her ability to communicate with young people.
Author: Martin S
Publication date: 2006
- Tuko Pamoja: Adolescent Reproductive Health and Life Skills Curriculum
In this document you will find ways in which the Kenya Adolescent Health Project curriculum helps facilitate dialogue between adults and young people on issues related to adolescent reproductive health. It is for teachers; community, religious, and youth group leaders; health care professionals; and anyone working with young people. The curriculum is designed to delay sexual debut, promote sexual and reproductive health and equip adolescents with life skills. Within this curriculum, facilitators can examine and clarify their own values and attitudes toward gender and relationships, build knowledge on sexual and reproductive health, and develop participatory facilitation skills to impart crucial life-saving information to young people. This curriculum is for use with adolescents aged 10 to19. It contains 30 sessions that focus on life skills and adolescent health. Each session has clear learning objectives that are addressed through a variety of participatory learning activities. Background notes are also provided to enhance the facilitator
Author: Behague S, Christenson K, Martin S, Wysong M
Publication date: 2006
- Tunisia: Demonstrating Innovative Health Supply Chain Solutions
This document describes how project Optimize and the Tunisian Ministry of Public Health are collaborating to explore new logistics and supply chain solutions that can optimize the vaccine supply chain.
Publication date: July 2012
- Ukraine Country Program Website
This website about PATH’s Ukraine country program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.
Publication date: 2013
Region: Eastern Europe
Part of series: PATH's program websites
- Ukraine Health Services Response to Pandemic Influenza: Provisional Guidelines for Ukraine's Health Services to Plan and Organize Measures to Combat Pandemic Influenza
This document provides the overall framework and specific operational procedures for Ukraine’s health sector response to an influenza pandemic. Its prime objectives are to reduce the health impact of a pandemic and minimize disruption to health and other essential services while maintaining business continuity and reducing the disruption to society.
Publication date: July 2009
- Ukraine: What do Providers Know About Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT)?
This poster presentation illustrates a survey administered by PATH in 2005, in order to identify the knowledge, attitudes and practices among 517 providers (ob/gyns, gynecologists, and midwives) working in a total of 16 health care facilities in southern Ukraine.This poster was presented at the XVI AIDS conference in Toronto, August 13-18, 2006.
Author: Mogilevkina I; Kramer C; Winkler J; Bishop A; Stekhin K
Publication date: 2006
Region: Eastern Europe
- Ultra Rice Technology Research Summary Table
The Ultra Rice technology has been intensively studied to ensure it is efficacious, shelf stable, and acceptable to consumers. This table outlines the 30 studies conducted to date that form the growing evidence base for the Ultra Rice fortification technology.
Publication date: October 2013
- Ultra Rice® Technology
Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes the Ultra Rice project at PATH.
Publication date: August 2013
Part of series: Technology Updates
- UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities Technical Reference Team Briefs
The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (the Commission) was formed in 2012 by the UN Secretary-General as a part of the Every Woman Every Child movement. The Commission’s framework for action outlines a priority list of 13 commodities and 10 cross-cutting recommendations to rapidly increase access and use. To help carry forward the Commission’s recommendations at the global and national levels, Global Technical Reference Teams (TRT) were established. One group was formed for each of the 13 commodities and 10 recommendations, and an advocacy working group is dedicated to advancing their cross-cutting goals. The advocacy working group, convened by PATH, developed a series of briefs highlighting the major goals, challenges, and activities of each TRT.
Publication date: July 2013
- Understanding Consumers and the Market for Household Water Treatment Products in Cambodia
PATH’s Safe Water Project is exploring the effectiveness of commercial strategies for providing household water treatment and storage products to low-income consumers in Cambodia and other developing countries. This project brief summarizes the results of three studies—a consumer study, a product scan, and an analysis of distribution channels—conducted from April to December 2008 to inform the development and implementation of a safe water pilot project in Cambodia.
Author: Kols A
Publication date: December 2009
- Understanding Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Senegal
This fact sheet describes a phase 4, post-licensure influenza vaccine effectiveness study that PATH and its partners are conducting in Senegal. The study seeks to better understand the extent of the influenza disease burden in tropical Africa, as well as the potential of current seasonal influenza vaccines to reduce influenza-related deaths in the developing world. Ultimately, study data could help public health officials decide how to best use influenza vaccines in Senegal and in similar tropical countries.
Publication date: May 2011
- Understanding Influenza Vaccine Performance Among Children in Senegal
This fact sheet describes a phase 2 influenza vaccine clinical study that PATH and our partners are conducting in Senegal. The study seeks to better understand the performance of seasonal influenza vaccines in a tropical, low-resource region of the country. Overall, the results from this study will provide evidence to support larger research efforts to determine the most feasible and efficient ways of protecting populations in tropical, developing Africa from influenza through the use of vaccines.
Publication date: April 2013
- Understanding Vaccines
This fact sheet on understanding vaccines describes how vaccines work and lists the different types of vaccines.
Publication date: May 2013
- Understanding Why Women Adopt and Sustain Home Water Treatment: Insights From Qualitative Research 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 safe storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This poster 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. This poster was presented at the Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy conference hosted by the University of North Carolina Water Institute in October 2011.
Author: Foster J, Wood S
Publication date: October 2011
- The Uniject Injection System: Multi-country Experience and Evidence
This brief summarizes key findings from a literature review conducted by PATH to identify published and gray literature reporting international experiences with the Uniject™ injection system. The findings shed light on user acceptability and highlight potential cost savings in terms of training time, waste management, and reduction in drug wastage when Uniject is used instead of a standard autodisable syringe. This document synthesizes the experience and evidence on the use of Uniject worldwide with medicines such as the injectable contraceptive Cyclofem®, hepatitis B and tetanus toxoid vaccines, as well as the drug oxytocin, which is used to prevent postpartum hemorrhage.
Publication date: February 2011
- Unplugged and Keeping Cool—Testing Off-Grid Vaccine Storage Solutions in Vietnam
Keeping heat-sensitive vaccines at the right temperature is crucial yet often difficult in areas with limited or no electrical power. Project Optimize collaborated with the Vietnam National Expanded Programme on Immunization to evaluate two technologies to respond to this challenge. One was a direct-drive solar refrigerator and the other a passive cooling device. This fact sheet describes the lessons learned from the demonstration—information which can be used by other country programs considering these devices for long-term storage of vaccines.
Publication date: January 2013