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Basic Delivery Kit Guide

This comprehensive manual provides information about multiple aspects of delivery kit projects. Detailed discussions and practical work tools help programs decide whether they should develop a basic delivery kit project -- and, if so, how they can plan, assemble, distribute, and promote the kits. The guide is available for downloading as one large file or as seven smaller files.

Author: Crook B

Publication date: 2001

Region: Global

Becoming a Man During AmaXhosa Ceremonial Rites of Initiation: A Manual for Teaching Traditional Surgeons and Attendants About Safe Circumcision and Social and Sexual Responsibility

This manual is designed for teaching traditional surgeons/circumcisers (ingcibis) and attendants (amakhankatha) about safe male circumcision (MC) practices and how to talk to initiates about social and sexual responsibility during the amaXhosa ceremonial rites of initiation (ulwaluko) into manhood. It is used as part of a training program in the Eastern Cape of South Africa that provides extended post-MC education to young initiates during ulwaluko. In the program, ingcibis and amakhakatha learn key messages of social and sexual responsibility that are intended to be passed on to young initiates as they heal from their circumcision and go through their traditional initiation rites.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Before and After: How an Online Immunization Registry has Benefitted Health Workers in Albania

Starting in 2009, the Albanian Institute of Public Health collaborated with project Optimize to implement an online immunization information system (IIS) that can schedule and record all child immunizations in the country, as well as manage vaccine stock and storage. The “before” pictures describe how health workers used the previous paper-based registry, while the “after” pictures describe how they are now using the online IIS.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Eastern Europe

Part of series: Project Optimize photo sets

Behavior Change Communication: Increasing Access to Safe Abortion in Nepal

This two-page fact sheet gives a brief overview of the behavior change communication (BCC) work PATH and its partners are doing to increase knowledge of and access to safe abortion in Nepal.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Asia

Best Practices in HIV/AIDS Prevention Education: The AIDS Surveillance and Education Project in the Philippines

Author: Aquino C; D'Agnes L; Castro J; Borromeo M; Gill K; Schmidt K

Publication date: 2003

Region: Asia

Bicycle Model Yields Rich Learning Despite Limited Results: Microentrepreneurs Try to Sell New Water Treatment Product in Rural India

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and storage (HWTS) products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This project brief and fact sheet summarize the findings of the bicycle entrepreneur distribution model—the first of a number of pilot projects that PATH and its partners undertook in India and other countries to overcome distribution and marketing barriers that make it difficult for HWTS manufacturers to reach lower-income households and rural markets.

Author: Lasher H

Publication date: July 2011

Region: Asia

Part of series: Safe water briefs

BIRTHweigh III

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on the BIRTHweigh III scale.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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

The Border (Vol. 3)

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

Breakeven Analysis for Various Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Presentations in Vietnam and Uganda

The study highlighted in this project Optimize report uses a breakeven cost analysis to compare potential prices, wastage rates, and cold chain requirements for various human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine presentations.

Publication date: August 2010

Region: Global

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: October 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: May 2010

Region: Africa

Breakthrough Innovations That Can Save Women and Children Now

This publication highlights ten breakthrough health innovations ready to be used in developing countries to reach the Millennium Development Goals. Paired with existing tools, these low-cost innovations have the potential to save millions of lives by addressing the greatest health threats to women, newborns, and children.

Publication date: October 2013

Region: Global

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

Breast Cancer: Increasing Incidence, Limited Options (Outlook, vol. 19, no 4 revised)

Author: Kols A

Publication date: July 2002

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Breast Health: Expanding Care to Women in Low-Resource Settings

This brief describes PATH’s contributions toward strengthening breast cancer early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery in low-resource settings. Our work spans a broad range of interventions that extend beyond the traditional biomedical model to involve a substantial and often unrecognized set of psychosocial, community mobilization, and policy needs. These elements, combined with technological innovation, represent PATH’s approach to comprehensive breast health programming.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Global

Breastfeeding and Diarrhea

This fact sheet aims to raise awareness about breastfeeding to prevent and treat diarrhea. One in a set of introductory resources, it provides stakeholders and policymakers in the world’s poorest countries with crucial information on a proven intervention in the fight against diarrheal disease.

Publication date: October 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets

Bringing New Health Technologies Within Reach for Everyone

This document describes PATH’s approach to maximizing the availability, accessibility, and affordability of technologies through private-sector collaboration. A condensed version can be found here.

Publication date: May 2009

Region: Global

Bringing Online Immunization Registries to Low-Resource Countries

Today, most health workers at the service‐delivery level in developing countries use paper‐based systems to track the individuals who have been vaccinated and the vaccines and other resources used during the process. Project Optimize, a World Health Organization and PATH collaboration, is working with the Albanian Institute of Public Health to develop and implement an immunization information system that will provide the type of high-quality, granular data that policymakers need.

Publication date: July 2012

Region: Global

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