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Sayana® Press: Pilot Introduction and Evaluation

These fact sheets describe PATH's pilot introduction project to deliver the injectable contraceptive Sayana® Press (depot medroxyprogesterone acetate or DMPA) to women in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The fact sheets also provide clinical information about Sayana® Press.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Global

Stabilizing the Antimalarial Drug Supply: Semisynthetic Artemisinin Could Meet up to One-Third of Global Need

Artemisinin-based combination therapy is considered the gold standard treatment for malaria, but global demand has often outpaced production, and pricing has been volatile. This fact sheet describes the cross-sector partnership PATH formed to develop a new way to produce high-quality, nonseasonal, and affordable artemisinin to supplement the plant-based supply.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Global

Tackling Micronutrient Malnutrition: Rice Fortification Fights Hidden Hunger in Myanmar

This fact sheet describes PATH's activities to tackle micronutrient malnutrition in Myanmar.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Asia

Community Organizations: A Lifeline for Tuberculosis Patients in the DRC

This success story displays positive outcomes of PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo related to the control and treatment of tuberculosis, achieved through leveraging the strength of the community. This work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

The Faces Behind the Numbers: Providing Relief to MDR-TB Patients in the DRC

This success story shares two personal stories of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients who received lifesaving diagnoses and treatment support thanks to the work of PATH in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Faster Diagnosis Saves Lives in Maniema

This success story displays positive outcomes of PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo related to the control and treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), achieved by introducing the innovative GeneXpert diagnostic machine. This work was made possible with funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Improved Freeze-Safe Vaccine Containers

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work to address the problem of vaccines freezing during transport by incorporating a freeze-safe inner vaccine box into vaccine carriers.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Improving Nutrition Programming Worldwide: Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition (MQSUN)

PATH leads the Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition project (MQSUN), funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. MQSUN provides technical expertise on the design and implementation of nutrition programs, drawing on the best available evidence. This fact sheet provides highlights on MQSUN's work around the globe.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Global

Pentavalent Vaccine in the Uniject™ Injection System: A Time and Motion Study

A fully liquid pentavalent vaccine presented in the Uniject™ injection system is currently in development and targeted for use in developing countries. To understand the perceived benefits and challenges related to pentavalent vaccine in Uniject in comparison to alternative presentations of pentavalent vaccine, a time and motion study was planned in 2010 and carried out in 2011.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Kenya

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

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Uzbekistan

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

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Stakeholder Perceptions of a (DTwP-HepB-Hib) Pentavalent Vaccine in the Uniject Injection System

One potential way to improve coverage of basic vaccines is to combine several vaccine antigens into one injection that is delivered with an easy-to-use, single-dose, autodisable device. Pentavalent vaccine in the prefilled Uniject™ injection system provides this format. To assess the readiness of stakeholders to accept this product presentation, we conducted interviews and discussion groups with health care workers, policy and procurement officers, and Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) managers in six countries.

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Africa

Treatment of Anemia With Iron-Fortified Rice in a School Lunch Program in Burundi

This poster describes the results of a study that evaluated the efficacy of using multiple-micronutrient fortified rice to improve the hemoglobin concentration and anemia prevalence of anemic schoolchildren in rural Burundi.

Author: Parker ME, Mosites E, Reider K, et al

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Global

Ultra Rice® Technology: Acceptable Micronutrient Losses and Limited Microbial Growth Enable Shelf Life Extension

This poster provides an overview of a study to determine whether grains fortified with the Ultra Rice® technology were safe for consumption and effective after being stored for 24 months.

Author: Tripathi R, Parker ME, Chanin Z, et al

Publication date: June 2014

Region: Global

2013 Annual Report: Accelerating Innovation

In 2013, PATH and our partners touched the lives of more than 219 million people with new vaccines and drug treatments, breakthrough health tools, and powerful strategies to change the course of disease. Our 2013 annual report highlights our achievements across five innovation platforms.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Annual reports

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

Building Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization Capacity for TB Control: Strategies to Improve Case Detection and Treatment Adherence in India

This project brief describes PATH’s work in promoting tuberculosis (TB) control in India by building local and national capacities in advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) strategies. This work aimed to improve TB case detection and treatment adherence by training local civil-society members and national-level staff to design and implement ACSM work plans. This project was made possible through support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Creating Ready-to-Use Packs to Facilitate the Use of Magnesium Sulfate

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop and evaluate the concept of ready-to-use magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) packs that will eliminate dosing calculation and dilution at the time of use.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Finding and Treating Tuberculosis in Children: Tanzania is One of the First African Countries to Turn the Tide on Pediatric TB

This project brief showcases PATH's contributions to pediatric tuberculosis (TB) services in Tanzania. This work was made possible through generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development. For a related brief on TB/HIV service integration in Tanzania, see Tackling TB and HIV Co-infection in Tanzania.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Africa

Frequently Asked Questions: Time Temperature Indicators for Oxytocin: Monitoring Heat Exposure of a Common Drug Used to Prevent and Treat Postpartum Hemorrhage

This fact sheet provides information about using time temperature indicators to monitor heat exposure of oxytocin, a common drug used to prevent and treat postpartum hemorrhage.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

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