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Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in the Republic of the Congo

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in the Republic of the Congo. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Congolese children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Togo

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Togo. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Togolese children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Spotting Tuberculosis From the Frontlines: Engaging Pharmacies in Case-Finding

One of PATH’s strategies to find and treat tuberculosis (TB) patients is to build stronger referral networks. These collaborations are important in identifying patients who might otherwise be missed. This story describes how a pharmacy worker in Tanzania referred a mother and her young child for TB diagnosis using five simple screening questions that she learned in a PATH training. 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 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Communications Guidance for Introducing Sayana® Press

This guide was created to support ministries of health and nongovernmental implementing partners as they develop communications strategies related to the introduction of the injectable contraceptive Sayana® Press. The document outlines communication strategies, audiences, key messages, and communications channels recommended for successful introduction of the product. For more information about the Sayana® Press Introduction and Evaluation project, visit http://sites.path.org/rh/?p=292.

Author: Lasher H

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Africa

Developing New Vaccines Against Pneumonia and Other Pneumococcal Diseases

This fact sheet outlines PATH's pneumococcal vaccine project from a technical perspective. It includes an overview of PATH's vaccine development portfolio and partners to support the development of vaccines against pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases that can be effective and affordable for children in the developing world.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

Freeze-Protection of Aluminum-Adjuvanted Vaccines: PATH Formulation Technology

PATH has developed a low-cost and straightforward approach for protecting aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines from irreversible damage that results from freezing. Many current vaccines of importance to global health contain an aluminum-salt adjuvant (such as aluminum hydroxide or aluminum phosphate) and could benefit from this freeze-protection technology. There is no intellectual property barrier for manufacturers wishing to adopt the technology; it has been placed in the public domain. This technical dossier summarizes the rationale for freeze protection, application of the technology to specific vaccines, the data obtained to date, and comments on the likely regulatory pathway for vaccines incorporating the technology.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

OpenLMIS

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop and deploy OpenLMIS, a community-focused initiative to improve health commodity supply chains, including an open-source, electronic logistics management information system.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

A PATH Update: Shaping the Market for Neonatal Resuscitation Equipment

This report describes how PATH, in collaboration with partners, undertakes distinct activities at each phase of the value chain—from research to scale-up—to shape the global market for basic neonatal resuscitation equipment for developing countries, as well as some potential risks and mitigation plans going forward.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

Protecting Newborns From Hepatitis B in Vietnam: Expanding Coverage of the Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose

This fact sheet describes PATH's activities to increase the coverage and timeliness of hepatitis B birth dose vaccination in Vietnam.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Asia

Quantification Tool for Neonatal Resuscitation Devices: Version 1

This national-level quantification tool can be used to develop estimated needs for newborn resuscitation devices. It is designed only to provide estimates of product quantities for planning and cost simulations and is not intended for planning detailed distribution. There are two Excel-based formats of the tool: The enhanced format includes simple design elements, such as graphics and navigation arrows, to guide users through the tool. The standard format retains the cell-based formatting of a traditional Excel file. Both versions contain the same information and formulas and will yield the same data. We invite users to choose the presentation that best meets their needs.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Djibouti

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Djibouti. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Djiboutian children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Zimbabwe

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Zimbabwe. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Zimbabwean children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Vaccine Vial Monitors

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on vaccine vial monitors.

Publication date: February 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Delivering Health Solutions Through Public-Private Partnerships

This report outlines the key themes and recommendations identified during three policy dialogues hosted by PATH and partners in 2013 that highlight ways for public-private partnerships to effectively develop, adapt, and deliver lifesaving health innovations to those most in need.

Publication date: January 2014

Region: Global

Disposable-Syringe Jet Injectors

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on designing the next generation of jet injectors.

Publication date: January 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

HealthTech Report: Market Sizing Estimates for Neonatal Resuscitation Equipment

The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children was launched in 2012 to increase access to lifesaving commodities in the world's poorest countries, and neonatal resuscitation devices were selected as one of the lifesaving commodities. The objective of PATH’s market sizing is to estimate the total market size for newborn resuscitation commodities in eight African countries. The market size estimates reflect the total number of commodities each country will need to provide resuscitation care to newborns born in facilities.

Publication date: January 2014

Region: Global

MalariaCare—Universal Diagnosis and Treatment to Improve Maternal and Child Health

This fact sheet describes the MalariaCare partnership, a five-year effort led by PATH and funded by the US Agency for International Development and the President's Malaria Initiative. The project aims to scale up high-quality diagnosis and treatment services for malaria and other life-threatening illnesses.

Publication date: January 2014

Region: Global

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Mali

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Mali. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Malian children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines. It also lists countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs.

Publication date: January 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

3D News: Perspectives on Defeating Diarrheal Disease

DefeatDD.org’s 3D News: Perspectives on Defeating Diarrheal Disease provides news and views for advocates, program implementers, policymakers, and anyone interested in the growing momentum for defeating the second-leading killer of children worldwide. The newsletter offers the latest on interventions and solutions, profiles of partners and success stories, summaries of recently published reports, upcoming events, and more.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: E-newsletters

Breakthroughs: A Blog From the GHTC

GHTC is a group of 40 nonprofit organizations committed to increasing awareness of the urgent need for health technologies that save lives around the world. Breakthroughs highlights the news and stories that are driving the work we do to advance innovation to save lives.

Publication date: 2014

Region: North America and Europe

Part of series: Blogs

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