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Technologies for Reproductive Health Website

This website about the technologies for reproductive health work within the Technology Solutions program provides an overview of the group and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Program websites

Technology Solutions by the Numbers

This fact sheet highlights PATH's health technology solutions from the past 30 years.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Technology Solutions Global Program Website

This website about PATH’s Technology Solutions 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

Technology Solutions to Improve Global Health: PATH Advances Appropriate, Affordable, and Lifesaving Technologies Tailored to Developing Countries

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work to adapt, design, develop, and advance health technologies to improve global health.

Publication date: December 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

Temperature Monitoring Devices

Maintaining proper temperatures for vaccine products is challenging, especially in places with extremely hot or cold climates, unreliable electricity, and weak transportation infrastructure. This three-part banner and these handouts display devices prequalified by the World Health Organization that assess vaccine handling quality, detect malfunctioning equipment, and prevent temperature fluctuations that can negatively impact vaccine potency and safety. These are part of the project Optimize traveling exhibit featuring immunization supply chain innovations being developed and tested around the world.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Supply Systems for Today and Tomorrow: Project Optimize traveling exhibit

Temperature Monitoring for Vaccine Quality

In collaboration with the Albanian Ministry of Health, project Optimize has installed a short message service–based system that monitors and logs temperature conditions in peripheral cold chain equipment. The team aims to assess the benefits of remote alarm systems over nonconnected temperature loggers.

Publication date: July 2012

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

A Test for Detection of HPV-16 E6

Demonstration of the use of a magnetic immunochromatographic strip (ICS) assay with a reader to detect recombinant HPV-16 E6. The magnetic ICS assay was able to detect as little as 2.6ng of protein. Presented at: 38th Annual Oak Ridge Conference, April 20, 2006; San Jose, CA.

Author: Peck R, Schweizer J, Weigl B, et al

Publication date: April 2006

Region: Global

Thogomelo Project

This project brief describes the Thogomelo project, which is designed to build South Africa's capacity to care for its community caregivers and protect children left vulnerable by the AIDS pandemic.

Publication date: February 2009

Region: Africa

Three Methods of Early Detection of Breast Cancer [Ukrainian]

Publication date: 1998

Region: Eastern Europe

Three Water Filters Interchange the Rules: Working Together to Increase Access to Safe Water for Low-Income Families

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 (HWTS) products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This poster summarizes PATH's product development process to design and commercialize an HWTS device that specifically meets the needs of low- and middle-income families. 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: Lennon P, Beddoe A, Zwisler G

Publication date: October 2011

Region: Global

Tools for Expanding Emergency Contraceptive Pill Access Through Pharmacies

This notebook includes a number of resources about emergency contraception (EC): EC Pills Information Packet, Collaborative Agreements for Public Health, Framework, Model Legislation, Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Document, Pharmacist Training Manual, Public Relations/Continency Plans, "Sweet Nothings" Radio Transcript, Reources, Presenters'slides, EC Materials for Diverse Audiences, EC Contraception Resources for Providers

Publication date: 2000

Region: North America and Europe

Towards the Elimination of FGM: Communication for Change

This curriculum was designed for trainers of public health workers, community organizers, youth advocates, and teachers. It draws on materials developed by many organizations and represents the culmination of several years of study, program implementation, and evaluation in the area of female genital mutilation (FGM). Its basic premise is that the discontinuation of FGM must be addressed at the community level. Its purpose is to introduce community workers to the concept of “communication for change” and to inspire and transfer skills for community-based approaches to problem-solving. The curriculum was field-tested in Kenya and Somalia. It is available as one large file or as several smaller files for easier downloading.

Publication date: 1998

Region: Africa

A Trainer's Guide for a Workshop on Tuberculosis for Pharmacy Staff in Cambodia

This guide is based on widely used global training curricula for pharmacy staff developed and tested by PATH. The guide is intended for distribution to the tuberculosis trainers in Cambodia's municipal health departments, provincial health departments, and operational districts as well as the Pharmacy Association of Cambodia who have attended a trainer of trainers' course. The full guide contains two complete sections: one in Khmer and one in English. It is also available divided into each language.

Publication date: September 2011

Region: Asia

Training Health Workers in the Management of Sharps Waste

This training manual is available for downloading in four sectioons: first, the guide for facilitation; second, the guide for training injection providers; third, the guide for training waste handlers; and fourth, resources.

Author: Berman A; Nelson C

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

Training Manual: Training Providers on Packaging Nevirapine Oral Suspension Using the Nevirapine Infant-Dose Pouch

This manual assists programs in training staff for the introduction of the nevirapine infant-dose pouch into programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). It is intended for adaptation based on individual program needs.

Author: Berman A; Brooke S

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Training Vaccinators in a Time of Change

This article, from the October 2001 issue of Immunization Focus, describes one nongovernmental organization's experience of training with partners in countries. The article also includes examples of training initiatives developed by PATH's Children's Vaccine Program.

Publication date: 2001

Region: Global

The Transformative Power of Global Health Research: Leadership in Innovation Saves Lives and Provides Economic Benefits to the US

This fact sheet from the Global Health Technologies Coalition examines how US leadership in global health research helps to saves lives worldwide and provides domestic economic benefits.

Publication date: March 2011

Region: North America and Europe

Translating Advocacy to Action at the Country Level

PATH is an innovator, researcher, implementation catalyst, and influential advocate on the global and country levels. This document highlights PATH's experience and expertise in translating data, knowledge, and messages to stimulate action by decision-makers in support of health innovations, policies, and sustainable resources.

Publication date: December 2012

Region: Global

Treading a New Path: Stories From the Sure Start Project in Uttar Pradesh

Sure Start was a seven-year project in India to help improve birth outcomes and ensure the health and safety of mothers and newborns. This report shows how health workers in Uttar Pradesh offered information, practical solutions, and emotional support, enabling women to take charge of their health and that of their newborns.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Asia

Part of series: Sure Start publications