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Region: Africa

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ProVIC Success Story: Improving Access to HIV Prevention Services and Reducing Stigma Through Mobile Voluntary Counseling and Testing

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, PATH leads a consortium of partners to help communities find sustainable ways to actively participate in the fight against HIV/AIDS through the ProVIC project. ProVIC is expanding and improving HIV prevention services through innovative approaches like mobile HIV counseling and testing clinics, which circulate day and night to reach the most vulnerable groups.

Publication date: November 2011

Region: Africa

Outsourcing the Vaccine Supply Chain and Logistics System to the Private Sector: The Western Cape Experience in South Africa

Facilitated by project Optimize, a World Health Organization and PATH collaboration, this review was conducted in the Western Cape of South Africa whereby the Biovac Institute (a third-party, private-sector company) took over the roles of vaccine procurement, warehouse management, inventory management, and vaccine distribution directly to health centers.

Author: Lydon P

Publication date: October 2011

Region: Africa

PATH in South Africa: A Comprehensive Approach to Improving Maternal and Child Health

This brochure outlines PATH's work to improve health in South Africa by bringing effective interventions to the people who need them most. Our interventions make birth safer, enhance infant and young child health, combat HIV/AIDS, strengthen health systems, and support improved sanitation.

Publication date: October 2011

Region: Africa

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

Understanding Why Women Adopt and Sustain Home Water Treatment: Insights From Qualitative Research in Malawi

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and safe storage products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This poster summarizes the findings of PATH's work with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the effects of an innovative program that promoted a chlorine disinfectant for treatment of water at home to pregnant women seeking antenatal care. This poster was presented at the Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy conference hosted by the University of North Carolina Water Institute in October 2011.

Author: Foster J, Wood S

Publication date: October 2011

Region: Africa

Promoting Treatment of Water at Home Through Antenatal Clinics: Evaluating the Hygiene Kit Program in Malawi

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 products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This project brief summarizes the findings of PATH's work with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the effects of an innovative program that promoted a chlorine disinfectant for treatment of water at home to pregnant women seeking antenatal care.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: July 2011

Region: Africa

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Strengthening Human Milk Banking

PATH is working to promote human milk banking to improve nutrition for infants who are especially vulnerable, such as those in resource-limited settings who are pre-term, low birthweight, severely malnourished, born to HIV-positive mothers, or orphaned. These briefs provide an overview of why human milk banking is important and how it can be integrated within breastfeeding strategies.

Publication date: July 2011

Region: Africa

The Meningitis Vaccine Project: Frequently Asked Questions

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about the Meningitis Vaccine Project, including facts about meningococcal meningitis, the MenAfriVac™ vaccine, and next steps for the project.

Publication date: June 2011

Region: Africa

Producing a Successful Malaria Vaccine: Innovation in the Lab and Beyond

Late-stage trials of an advanced malaria vaccine candidate—which, if approved, would become the world’s first malaria vaccine—are under way. This article, published in Health Affairs, recounts the pivotal roles played by collaborations of nonprofit organizations, pharmaceutical companies, private and public donors, and countries whose citizens would benefit most directly from a vaccine.

Author: Loucq C, Birkett A, Poland D, Botting C, Nunes J, Ethelston S

Publication date: June 2011

Region: Africa

Business Investing in Malaria Control: Economic Returns and a Healthy Workforce for Africa

This report in the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series examines how private-sector investment in malaria control has improved cost-effectiveness at companies operating in malaria-endemic regions in Africa.

Author: Mouzin E, Sedlmayr R, Miller J, et al

Publication date: May 2011

Region: Africa

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

Community Perceptions of Malaria and Vaccines in the South Coast and Busia Regions of Kenya

Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children younger than five years in Kenya. Within the context of planning for a vaccine to be used alongside existing malaria control methods, this study, published in Malaria Journal, explores sociocultural and health communications issues among individuals who are responsible for or influence decisions on childhood vaccination at the community level.

Author: Ojakaa DI, Ofware P, Machira YW, et al

Publication date: May 2011

Region: Africa

Understanding Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Senegal

This fact sheet describes a phase 4, post-licensure influenza vaccine effectiveness study that PATH and its partners are conducting in Senegal. The study seeks to better understand the extent of the influenza disease burden in tropical Africa, as well as the potential of current seasonal influenza vaccines to reduce influenza-related deaths in the developing world. Ultimately, study data could help public health officials decide how to best use influenza vaccines in Senegal and in similar tropical countries.

Publication date: May 2011

Region: Africa

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: April 2011

Region: Africa

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

APHIA II Western Project: Best Practices and Promising Interventions

This report is a review of the USAID-funded AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA II Western) Project, which operated at the provincial level in Western Kenya from December 2006 to December 2010. The project focused primarily on increasing the use of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis health services, the adoption of healthier behaviors, the promotion of family planning and reproductive health services, and maternal and child health. The report is available as one large file or several smaller files.

Publication date: March 2011

Region: Africa

Promoting Home Water Treatment Through Antenatal Clinics in Malawi: Qualitative Research Findings

PATH’s Safe Water Project joined a number of partners in an effort to monitor and better understand the increased use of a water-treatment product, WaterGuard, among groups of new mothers in Malawi. The chlorine-based water treatment product was made available to pregnant women at antenatal care clinics as part of a hygiene kit. Uptake and use of the product rose sharply, not only among these women, but also among friends and relatives. PATH conducted qualitative research involving in-depth interviews to better understand why this uptake occurred.

Publication date: March 2011

Region: Africa

Malaria Control: Our Best Investment for Saving Lives in Africa Today

This fact sheet provides an overview of the impact that global and national investment have had in the fight against malaria, with an emphasis on the importance of US support for the President’s Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Publication date: February 2011

Region: Africa

PATH's Smart Electrochlorinator Project: Safe Water for Small Communities

This document outlines PATH and Cascade Designs, Inc.'s work in optimizing electrochlorination technology for water treatment in small, low-income communities.

Publication date: December 2010

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: November 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

Mathematical Modelling to Support Malaria Control and Elimination

​This report, part of the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series, provides an overview of mathematical modelling, explains its history in relation to epidemiology and malaria, and details its implications and uses for global and national malaria control and elimination planning. The report aims to expand the dialogue within the global malaria community—and among public health decision-makers in particular—on when and how mathematical modelling can help inform malaria control programs and policies.

Author: Chitnis N, Schapira A, Smith DL, Smith T, Hay SI, Steketee R

Publication date: November 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

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: September 2010

Region: Africa

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