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Are You Experienced? Using the Lessons Learned From Marketing Research on Consumer Experience to Improve the Research and Development of New HIV Prevention 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 examines the process of research and development for new HIV prevention technologies and their eventual adoption by consumers of such technologies.

Author: Ruiz M

Publication date: December 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: aids2031 working papers

The Arise Program: Enhancing HIV Prevention Programs for At-Risk Populations

With funding from the Canadian International Development Agency, PATH is working to address the information gap on how to best tailor and scale up proven HIV prevention strategies among at-risk populations through cost-effective interventions in India, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Asking Questions for IMPACT

This fact sheet describes PATH's behavior change communication work as part of the IMPACT project in Kenya.

Publication date: July 2006

Region: Africa

Assessing Demand for depo-subQ in Uniject: A Five-Country Modeling Exercise

This brief summarizes the strategic demand models developed by PATH and the Futures Institute for the injectable contraceptive depo-subQ provera 104™ in the Uniject™ injection system (depo-subQ in Uniject) in Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Rwanda, and Senegal. These models will help inform global and country introduction planning for depo-subQ in Uniject.

Publication date: March 2011

Region: Global

Assessing Ultra Rice

This document briefly examines some of the research that has been conducted on Ultra Rice. From positive consumer acceptance and nutrient retention studies to impressive efficacy trials on improving vitamin A and iron levels, Ultra Rice has been proven to be an effective, low-cost rice fortification technology.

Publication date: December 2007

Region: Global

Assessment of a Remote Alarm System for Vaccine Storage in Albania

Between March and December 2010 this project Optimize study assessed the marginal managerial advantages of using a global system for mobile communications/short message service messaging to transmit the temperature data in 24 health centers of the district of Shkodra, Albania.

Publication date: July 2011

Region: Global

Assessment of Respiratory Rate Counters

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to identify and evaluate respiratory rate counters for the diagnosis of childhood pneumonia in low-resource settings. These include existing as well as innovative technologies in development.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Assessment of the Vaccine Supply Chain for Fee-Based Immunization in Hanoi Capital and Ho Chi Minh City

The objective of this project Optimize assessment was to understand the structure, scope, and quality of the vaccine supply chain for fee-based immunization services and to provide recommendations for strengthening management and monitoring the quality of the vaccine supply chain for fee-based immunization.

Publication date: May 2011

Region: Asia

Assessment of Vaccine Preventable Disease Surveillance Systems in Georgia

This comprehensive assessment of the Georgian vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) surveillance system identifies major problems in the Georgian health system that limit the ability of current surveillance efforts to provide quality information to guide public health actions.

Publication date: 2002

Region: Eastern Europe

An Assessment of Vaccine Supply Chain and Logistics Systems in Thailand

Health Systems Research Institute, in partnership with project Optimize, a PATH and World Health Organization collaboration, commissioned a study led by the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, to better understand the vaccine supply chain system in Thailand and the challenges of implementing a streamlined vendor-managed inventory system.

Publication date: October 2011

Region: Asia

Association Between Maternal, Birth, and Newborn Characteristics and Neonatal Mortality in Five Asian Countries

Questions about new interventions believed to improve neonatal survival have been added to the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in five Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and the Philippines. This document explores associations between these interventions and neonatal mortality and discusses implications for future research.

Author: Fort A, Kothari M, Abderrahim N

Publication date: August 2008

Region: Asia

ASUH (Awal Sehat Untuk Hidup Sehat): Improving the Health of Newborns in Indonesia: Final Report

Final report from PATH to USAID Jakarta for the ASUH or Healthy Start for a Healthy Life program. From 2000-2003, PATH, in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Health and other partners, galvanized the participation of communities and the health system in four of Indonesia's districts.

Author: Muller N; Palmer A; Tsu V

Publication date: 2003

Region: Asia

Attitudes Toward Immunization in Cambodia: A Qualitative Study of Health Worker and Community Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Kampong Chhnang

Childhood immunization is a major public health concern in Cambodia. A study of the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of communities and health workers was conducted to identify barriers to immunization and inform future information, education, and communication strategies.

Publication date: 2002

Region: Asia

Attitudes Toward Tuberculosis (TB) Services Among People Living With HIV and AIDS (PLHA) in Ukraine

This poster presentation describes the results of the exit interviews conducted with 312 tuberculosis (TB) patients who may or may not be HIV-positive and five focus group discussions conducted with people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHA) in Kyiv City and Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. This poster was presented at the XVI AIDS conference in Toronto, August 13-18, 2006.

Author: Gamazina K; Zaika N; Bishop A

Publication date: 2006

Region: Eastern Europe

Autodisposable Syringes and Sharps Disposal Containers with DMPA

Publication date: 2001

Region: Global

Bacterial Etiology of Enteric Infections in Children Attending at Outpatient Clinics in Northeastern Brazil

A report on work aimed to determine the main bacterial enteric pathogens causing diarrhea in children treated in emergency rooms in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. Presented at: 6th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, November 21, 2009; Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Author: Lima I, Soares AM, Silva-Filho JQ, Weigl BH, Rey LC, Lima A

Publication date: December 2009

Region: Global

Balloon Tamponade

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop, test, and introduce a low-cost balloon tamponade that can be used in low-resource settings to control postpartum hemorrhage.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Bangladesh Bidder's Guide

This highly illustrated manual is designed to help suppliers and consultants understand the documents and procedures they will encounter when they compete for Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) contracts financed wholly or in part by the World Bank's International Development Association.The manual explains the contracting sequence for goods and services, explains how to prepare bids or proposals, and describes procedures for awards and financial arrangements. The manual includes important background information about the World Bank, a list of resources, a list of acronyms, and a glossary.

Author: Woodle D, Dickens T, Fox J

Publication date: July 2003

Region: Asia

Barriers to Access and Use of Public TB Diagnostic Services in Vietnam

This report dissects research results assessing access to and use of public tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic services in nine districts of Vietnam. The report identifies barriers to accessing public-sector TB diagnostic services at the individual, provider, and health system levels.

Publication date: March 2013

Region: Asia

Barriers to the Development of a Field Tool to Determine Anemia, Iron Deficiency, Inflammation, and Malaria

Target specifications for an anemia diagnostic were determined by surveying personnel in nutritional programs, and methods and analytes were derived from a literature review. Presented at: Second International Micronutrient Forum, Bejing, China.

Author: Crudder C, Metzler M, Garrett D, Boyle DS, Levin C

Publication date: May 2009

Region: Global

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