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Region: Africa

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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

First Results of Phase 3 Trial of RTS,S/AS01 Malaria Vaccine in African Children

A malaria vaccine, deployed in combination with current malaria-control tools, could play an important role in the future control and eventual elimination of malaria in Africa. This article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, reports the initial results of an ongoing phase 3 trial of RTS,S/AS01 being conducted at 11 centers in seven African countries.

Publication date: December 2011

Region: Africa

Focus on Senegal

The first country report in the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series, published in collaboration with Senegal’s National Malaria Control Programme, describes how Senegal achieved a spectacular drop in its malaria burden in just five years.

Author: Mouzin E, Thior PM, Diouf MB, Sambou B

Publication date: December 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

Focus on Zambia

This report, part of the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series, shows how Zambia has built up a strong disease-control program, with well-defined goals and organizational plans.

Author: Mouzin E, Mukonka V, Kamuliwo M, et al

Publication date: May 2011

Region: Africa

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

Giving Back: Community Support for TB/HIV Treatment in Tanzania

In the fight against tuberculosis (TB) in Tanzania, PATH has been encouraging community members in several districts to take part in TB case detection. This story describes how one community member, Mohammed, has made a difference in Zanzibar. A former cocaine addict, Mohammed works at a recovery center for drug addicts. With training organized by PATH, he learned how to screen and refer people who may have TB; he also support patients during their treatment. Mohammed’s work is critical to the larger community, increasing diagnosis and treatment as well as awareness around TB and TB/HIV. 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

Green Supply Chains: A Glimpse into the Future?

This project Optimize evidence brief discusses the rationale for introducing net-zero energy systems into vaccine supply chains and describes the experiences and lessons learned in a demonstration project in Tunisia. Opportunities and challenges are presented and evidence is provided for national and global readers involved in immunization supply chains who may be considering a similar intervention.

Publication date: October 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Project Optimize evidence brief series

Healthy Mothers and HIV-Free Babies: Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province

This document describes the work of the Khusela project, which focuses on integrating services for family planning, reproductive health, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Africa

Helping PEPFAR Partners Manage Health Care Waste: Practical Approaches and Lessons Learned From Uganda and Nigeria

Under the Making Medical Injections Safer project, PATH has supported ministries of health and environment to develop the systems needed for effective health care waste management. This paper describes the process, tools, and strategies used to successfully engage PEPFAR partners in Uganda and Nigeria to improve health care waste management.

Publication date: October 2009

Region: Africa

HIV Prevention on the Roads of East Africa

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 an innovative campaign to catch the attention of truck drivers on East African highways and get them thinking about ways to avoid AIDS.

Publication date: July 2006

Region: Africa

Home and Self-Injection of Sayana® Press in Ethiopia: Qualitative Study

This qualitative study investigated the perceptions and policy implications of home and self-injection of Sayana® Press in Ethiopia’s Oromia region. Sayana® Press is the subcutaneous formulation of the three-month injectable depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) in the Uniject™ injection system. This study did not include actual product use in humans.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Africa

Importance of Community-Based Tuberculosis Care and Support: Godfrey’s Story

This is the story of how a young man, suffering from tuberculosis (TB), was rescued by a friend at a community-based organization that, with support from PATH, helps identify, refer, and supervise TB treatment in Karatu, Tanzania. 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

Improving Adolescent Reproductive Health

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 work on the Kenya Adolescent Reproductive Health Project (KARHP), a multi-sectoral approach to addressing adolescent reproductive health and HIV prevention in two districts in Western Province.

Publication date: July 2006

Region: Africa

Improving Delivery of Nevirapine for Infants

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 work to improve single-dose packaging of nevirapine for programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Publication date: July 2006

Region: Africa

Improving Maternal and Child Health in South Africa: PATH's Project Portfolio Addresses the Intersection of HIV and Vulnerable Mothers and Children

This brief provides a description of PATH's work in South Africa. Projects focus on advancing health technologies for mothers and children, preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, caring for caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children, advocating for sound microbicides research in Africa, supporting midwives who work on HIV and AIDS, and strengthening tuberculosis infection prevention and control.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Africa

Improving Women's and Children's Health in Senegal

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work in Senegal. Since 2001, PATH has worked side by side with government and community partners in Senegal to reduce the burden of infectious disease, improve family planning and reproductive health, and strengthen health systems to save lives.

Publication date: December 2013

Region: Africa

Infant and Young Child Feeding and Gender: A Training Manual for Male Group Leaders

The Infant and Young Child Nutrition Project prepared this manual for men's group activities being implemented by PATH through the APHIA II Western project. Content for the manual was adapted from several key infant and young child feeding and male-engagement publications.

Publication date: October 2010

Region: Africa

Innovations for Maternal and Newborn Health: PATH's Maternal and Child Health Technology Initiative Works to Reduce Mortality in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal Province

This document describes PATH's Maternal and Child Health Technology Initiative and its work to reduce maternal mortality in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal Province.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Africa

Integrating Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming Into Vocational Education and Training in Zanzibar: AYA's Advocacy for Policy Formation and Support for Pilot Implementation

This case study describes PATH's work in Zanzibar with the African Youth Alliance (AYA). AYA played a crucial role in ensuring that adolescent sexual and reproductive health concerns be included in the government?s national vocational education and training (VET) policy. AYA staff members also provided ongoing technical and financial support to the country?s government, nongovernmental organizations, and its private sector facilitating the pilot integration of a Life Planning Skills curriculum into VET centres. In doing so, AYA staff built local capacity and set the stage for scaling-up and institutionalizing youth-focused policy implementation, to ultimately ensure a broad, positive, and sustainable impact on the lives of Zanzibari youth.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Africa

Integrating Early Childhood Development Project

This fact sheet describes PATH’s Integrating Early Childhood Development (I-ECD) Project in Kenya and Mozambique, which is funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. I-ECD works with existing PATH projects to integrate and strengthen ECD services in communities and facilities and support multi-sectoral linkages and collaboration.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Africa

Integrating TB and 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 work to strengthen and integrate HIV and tuberculosis services.

Publication date: July 2006

Region: Africa

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