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Subject: Emerging and epidemic diseases
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Public-Private Mix: Involving Pharmacies and Other Providers in TB Control - A Cambodia Case Study

This document describes the successful introduction of a public-private mix program designed to increase the detection of tuberculosis in Cambodia. It is hoped that health programs in other high-burden countries will find this a useful guide for introducing or scaling up their own public-private mix activities.

Publication date: September 2011

Region: Asia

Quantifying Infectious Waste Produced by HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis Programs and the Needs for Injection Safety Equipment

This document is intended to start discussions around quantifying the need for safe injection equipment and the amount of infectious sharps waste produced by testing and treatment programs for diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. The analysis was developed to support advocacy efforts to integrate injection safety as an essential element of all health care programs.

Publication date: June 2009

Region: Global

Rapid Reporting Systems: Tracking Data to Defeat Malaria

Rapid reporting systems help countries identify and respond to infections in real time. This fact sheet provides an overview of rapid reporting and how it is being used in the field to record and convey information quickly, aiding malaria-elimination efforts.

Publication date: October 2011

Region: Africa

Rapid Strip Test for Malaria

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a rapid, easy-to-read, low-cost test for malaria.

Publication date: May 2009

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Reaching Youth Through Pharmacies

This fact sheet describes the work of the RxGen Project.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Reducing the Burden of Disease: PATH Provides Tools and Expertise to Address Global Health Threats

This fact sheet summarizes PATH's work to curb emerging and epidemic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Topic areas include advancing technologies to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment; strengthening health systems; encouraging healthy behaviors; and mobilizing and supporting our partners.

Publication date: September 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

Research Rashomon: Lessons from the Cameroon Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Trial Site

From August 2004 to February 2005, the HIV prevention world was rocked by the suspension and cancellation of PrEP effectiveness trials in Cambodia and Cameroon. Acknowledging that no single version of the events constitutes the “real story,” the case studies in this document are built from extensive interviews with many stakeholders to reconstruct accounts of what eventually led to government intervention that halted the research. The case studies capture the political context and backdrop, the underlying and unaddressed conflicts that led to the costly collapse of two trials, and the lessons they provide for current and future research.

Author: McGrory E, Irvin A, Heise L

Publication date: February 2009

Region: Global

Rethinking the Ethical Roadmap for Clinical Testing of Microbicides: Report on an International Consultation

On October 23–24, 2003, the Global Campaign for Microbicides brought together 64 people from 12 countries to rethink the issues and ethical dilemmas facing the field of microbicide development. The consultation comprised a broad range of stakeholders, including advocates, ethicists, clinical investigators, community members, drug regulatory authorities, and past participants in microbicide clinical trials. The report is available as one large file and as multiple smaller files for easier downloading.

Publication date: March 2005

Region: Global

Role of the Primary Care Providers in Early Detection and Response to Avian Influenza in Humans

This brochure provides recommendations for primary care providers on early detection and response to avian influenza in humans.

Publication date: June 2008

Region: Eastern Europe

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

Saving Lives With Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Turning Ideas Into Solutions for Sexual and Reproductive Health

This publication describes the public health potential of multipurpose prevention technologies -- that is, technologies that prevent unintended pregnancy; sexually transmitted infections, including HIV; and/or other reproductive tract infections. While a few such technologies exist, greater collaboration and resources are needed to accelerate research and development efforts and bring new technologies into widespread use.

Author: Holt BY, Kilbourne-Brook M, Cohen J, Burns M

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Scaling Up Integrated TB and HIV Services in Kenya

PATH, with support from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Global Fund, and the Capacity Project, is currently working in Kenya to scale up tuberculosis and HIV activities in 15 districts and at the national level. This fact sheet details PATH's achievements in the field, with a special focus on community involvement.

Author: Kembe J

Publication date: November 2007

Region: Africa

Scouting for Solutions to HIV

This is one of a series of fact sheets that describe PATH's current and past work in Kenya. The fact sheets focus on specific projects as well as unique approaches that cut across projects. This fact sheet describes the Scouting for Solutions project's work to promote abstinence until marriage and avoidance of unhealthy sexual behaviors among Scouts in Kenya and Uganda.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Africa

Selected Abstracts on HIV and Infant Feeding From the XVIII International AIDS Conference

This report is a compilation of abstracts on HIV and infant feeding presented at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. The collection is organized by theme.

Publication date: September 2010

Region: Global

Simple and Affordable Testing for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a simple, affordable test for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Sourcing Guide: The Nevirapine Infant-Dose Pouch for Use in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS Programs. Version 1

This guide provides programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) with the information they need to independently procure nevirapine infant-dose pouches for use in their PMTCT services. (PATH is not a manufacturer or supplier of the pouch.)

Author: Berman A; Brooke S

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

South Africa Country Program

This website about PATH’s South Africa country program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Program websites

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

Spurring Innovation for the Development of HIV/AIDS Technologies

This paper was commissioned for the aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group as part of a series of working papers under the aids2031 initiative. This paper discusses mechanisms that promote innovation in early stage discovery science for HIV and, in particular, those that target existing gaps in research.

Author: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Publication date: November 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: aids2031 working papers

SRH-HIV Convergence Newsletter (Volume 1, Issue 1)

This document is the first in a series of periodic policy and practice updates about work undertaken by PATH on the convergence of HIV services and sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) in India.

Author: Sellers T, Saha A, Panda M, Pauchauri A

Publication date: April 2006

Region: Asia

Part of series: HIV-SRH Convergence newsletters

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