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Region: Africa

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Focus on Senegal

The first country report in the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series, published in collaboration with Senegal’s National Malaria Control Programme, describes how Senegal achieved a spectacular drop in its malaria burden in just five years.

Author: Mouzin E, Thior PM, Diouf MB, Sambou B

Publication date: November 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

Mathematical Modelling to Support Malaria Control and Elimination

​This report, part of the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series, provides an overview of mathematical modelling, explains its history in relation to epidemiology and malaria, and details its implications and uses for global and national malaria control and elimination planning. The report aims to expand the dialogue within the global malaria community—and among public health decision-makers in particular—on when and how mathematical modelling can help inform malaria control programs and policies.

Author: Chitnis N, Schapira A, Smith DL, Smith T, Hay SI, Steketee R

Publication date: November 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

Breaking Gender Barriers in Kenya: Discussion Guide for Supporters and Actors of Gender Equity (SAGE) Groups

This guide was designed to be used by trained facilitators to provide gender-related discussion topics for community groups through Supporters and Advocates of Gender Equity (SAGE) teams. Working in partnership with the Kenya Scouts Association, PATH used existing networks of scout leaders, scouts, and community groups in target communities to address gender norms through a combination of dialogue groups, scouting activities, and theater. The activities were intended to help change negative gender attitudes and behaviors.

Publication date: September 2010

Region: Africa

Infant and Young Child Feeding and Gender: A Training Manual for Male Group Leaders

The Infant and Young Child Nutrition Project prepared this manual for men's group activities being implemented by PATH through the APHIA II Western project. Content for the manual was adapted from several key infant and young child feeding and male-engagement publications.

Publication date: September 2010

Region: Africa

Saving Lives With Malaria Control: Counting Down to the Millennium Development Goals

The third report of the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series analyzes the impact of malaria control scale-up on child mortality over the last decade in 34 malaria-endemic African countries. Using the Lives Saved Tool, this report demonstrates the dramatic progress made toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals related to malaria and child survival—and the potential consequences of decreasing our commitment to fighting the disease.

Author: Eisele T, Larsen D, Walker N, Steketee R, Cibulskis R

Publication date: September 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

Market Assessment of Household Water Treatment Products in Eight African Countries

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing an innovative project to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries. This project brief summarizes the findings and implications of an initial market assessment conducted in 2009 across eight African countries. It is available in two formats: one for onscreen viewing and one for booklet-style printing.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: August 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Strengthening Communities' Responses to HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia

The Strengthening Communities’ Responses to HIV/AIDS project is a 3-year contract funded by USAID, with two 1-year option periods. PATH is the prime contractor and is joined by four international partners and several local partners. The goal of the project is to strengthen the capacity of civil-society organizations to improve access and quality of HIV care and support services, including counseling and testing and treatment-adherence activities within communities, so that health outcomes for HIV-positive Ethiopians and their dependents are improved.

Publication date: August 2010

Region: Africa

Acceptability of a Modified Nipple Shield Device to Reduce Breast Milk Transmission of HIV in Developing Countries: A Qualitative Study

Presented at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in 2010, this poster summarizes the results of a PATH and FHI analysis of the hypothetical acceptability of a modified nipple shield device (MNSD). This novel, low-cost MNSD is based on a conventional nipple shield that could be used discreetly by HIV-positive mothers to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV during breastfeeding.

Author: Israel-Ballard K, Hart C, Thungu F, Joanis C, Baniecki ML, Sokal D

Publication date: July 2010

Region: Africa

Practical Selection of Neonatal Resuscitators: Southern African Development Community

PATH conducted a market study in 2008 to identify neonatal resuscitators available in the Southern African Development Community region. These resuscitators are included in this region-specific version of Practical Selection of Neonatal Resuscitators. All resuscitators identified were bag-and-mask designs. Also included are two devices that offer a tube-and-mask design. This guide presents the criteria used during the device evaluation, evaluation results for each device, and suggestions for choosing a resuscitator. The guide is available in two formats: one for booklet-style printing and one for onscreen viewing.

Publication date: June 2010

Region: Africa

Breaking Gender Barriers, Kenya Scouts Activity Packs 1 and 2

The Breaking Gender Barriers project in Kenya used several behavior change interventions, including activity packs, to provide information and build the skills of young people. These activity packs were important tools for engaging scouts in in-depth and interactive discussions with scout leaders, their peers, and parents/guardians around the issues of values, gender, gender-based violence, life skills, and healthy relationships.

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Africa

World Malaria Day 2010: Africa Update

The second report in the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series benchmarks the remarkable progress and momentum that are building toward halting malaria in Africa.

Author: Johansson EW, Steketee R

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

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

Malaria Funding & Resource Utilization: The First Decade of Roll Back Malaria

This report, the first in the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series, confirms that investment in malaria control is rapidly saving lives and reaping far-reaching benefits for countries. The report demonstrates that without sustained and predictable long-term funding, the significant contribution of malaria control toward achievement of the five Millennium Development Goals that are closely tied to malaria control, as well as progress toward achieving the 2010 Abuja target of universal intervention coverage, could be reversed.

Author: Johansson EW, Cibulskis R, Steketee R

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

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

Improving Maternal and Child Health in South Africa: PATH's Project Portfolio Addresses the Intersection of HIV and Vulnerable Mothers and Children

This brief provides a description of PATH's work in South Africa. Projects focus on advancing health technologies for mothers and children, preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, caring for caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children, advocating for sound microbicides research in Africa, supporting midwives who work on HIV and AIDS, and strengthening tuberculosis infection prevention and control.

Publication date: February 2010

Region: Africa

Innovations for Maternal and Newborn Health: PATH's Maternal and Child Health Technology Initiative Works to Reduce Mortality in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal Province

This document describes PATH's Maternal and Child Health Technology Initiative and its work to reduce maternal mortality in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal Province.

Publication date: February 2010

Region: Africa

Community Health Volunteers Update: A Newsletter From the APHIA II Western Project (Issue 3)

In an effort to support community interventions and health service utilization, APHIA II Western produces the Community Health Volunteers Update to help reinforce HIV and AIDS, reproductive health, tuberculosis, diarrhea, maternal and child health, and malaria messages passed through community outreach activities and health facilities; stimulate public discussions; reinforce behavior change; and promote use of health services.

Publication date: January 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: APHIA II Western Community Health Volunteers Update

APHIA II Western Newsletter (Issue 3)

This is the newsletter of APHIA II Western, a USAID-funded project that aims to promote the adoption of healthier behaviors, increase the use of HIV and AIDS health services, and promote family planning/reproductive, maternal and child health, tuberculosis, and malaria prevention services in Western Kenya. It also aims to work with communities to enhance access to health services for pregnant mothers, comprehensive care for orphans and vulnerable children, and fight HIV-related stigma and discrimination and gender-based violence.

Publication date: 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: APHIA II Western Newsletter

The Border (Vol. 1)

This comic series is a joint initiative of two PATH projects, Scouting for Solutions and APHIA II Western. The comic book is designed to foster positive attitudes and perspectives that will help youth consider the quality of relationships they make, and make safe sexual choices to prevent HIV and AIDS and early pregnancy, fight gender discrimination and violence, and encourage involvement of parents in the lives of their children.

Publication date: 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: The Border

The Border (Vol. 2)

This comic series is a joint initiative of two PATH projects, Scouting for Solutions and APHIA II Western. The comic book is designed to foster positive attitudes and perspectives that will help youth consider the quality of relationships they make, and make safe sexual choices to prevent HIV and AIDS and early pregnancy, fight gender discrimination and violence, and encourage involvement of parents in the lives of their children.

Publication date: 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: The Border

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