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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

Malaria Funding & Resource Utilization: The First Decade of Roll Back Malaria

This report, the first in the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series, confirms that investment in malaria control is rapidly saving lives and reaping far-reaching benefits for countries. The report demonstrates that without sustained and predictable long-term funding, the significant contribution of malaria control toward achievement of the five Millennium Development Goals that are closely tied to malaria control, as well as progress toward achieving the 2010 Abuja target of universal intervention coverage, could be reversed.

Author: Johansson EW, Cibulskis R, Steketee R

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

Malaria Test for Life

This infographic gives a visual representation of PATH's three-step approach to test and treat malaria infections: rapid reporting, mass test and treat, and active surveillance.

Publication date: 2013

Region: Africa

Market Assessment of Household Water Treatment Products in Eight African Countries

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing an innovative project 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. This project brief summarizes the findings and implications of an initial market assessment conducted in 2009 across eight African countries. It is available in two formats: one for onscreen viewing and one for booklet-style printing.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: August 2010

Region: Africa

Part of series: Safe water briefs

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

Meeting Requirements for Controlled Room Temperature Storage of Medicines

Project Optimize and the Tunisian Ministry of Public Health are collaborating to explore new logistics and supply chain solutions that can optimize the vaccine supply chain. This report describes a study that project Optimize commissioned to assess the least-cost, most energy-efficient solution for pharmaceutical stores at the regional and district level.

Author: Lloyd J, McCarney S

Publication date: October 2012

Region: Africa

Meningitis Vaccine Project Website

Launched in 2004, this website provides information on meningitis and the work of PATH and the World Health Organization's Meningitis Vaccine Project to eliminate epidemic meningitis as a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Websites

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

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Communal Sanitation Facilities: Recommendations to eThekwini Municipality

This presentation, given at the 36th Water, Engineering and Development Centre International Conference in Nakuru, Kenya, July 1–5, 2013, provides an overview of PATH's findings and recommendations regarding waste management practices and perceptions in communal sanitation facilities.

Author: Wilmouth R, Truyens C, Buckley C, Turnberg W, Daniell W

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Africa

A Moving Warehouse Delivers Vaccines and Essential Health Supplies in Senegal

In March 2011, the government of Senegal began using a "moving warehouse" to transport vaccines and vaccine supplies from regional stores directly to district stores and health posts on a monthly basis in the Saint-Louis region. This photo set explains how the moving warehouse works and shares results from a project Optimize–supported pilot demonstration of the moving warehouse from 2010 to 2012.

Publication date: April 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Project Optimize photo sets

MVP News Digest

MVP News Digest provides a quarterly update of activities at the Meningitis Vaccine Project, a partnership between the World Health Organization and PATH. The Meningitis Vaccine Project works to eliminate epidemic meningitis as a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa through the advancement of a meningococcal conjugate vaccine. The digest offers news on vaccine development, clinical and surveillance activities, epidemiologic research, and vaccine introduction.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: E-newsletters

Nkangala District Profile: Reaching Mothers and Children to Improve Health and Development

This document describes the Window of Opportunity project's efforts to improve the health and development of mothers and children in Nkangala District, South Africa. The Window of Opportunity project is a five-year initiative led by PATH, with support from BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities, that focuses on improving the health and development of children younger than two years in South Africa and Mozambique.

Publication date: September 2012

Region: Africa

Part of series: Window of Opportunity project: district profiles

Operational Assessment: Administration and Management of Sayana® Press in Clinics and Communities in Uganda

This operational assessment of Sayana® Press in Uganda examines the extent to which Sayana® Press facilitates the logistics of managing and administering injectable contraception and assesses whether providers in Uganda find benefits in this new presentation.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Africa

Optimize: Senegal Report

This report presents the results of demonstration projects and other activities undertaken in Senegal from 2009 to 2012 as part of a partnership between project Optimize (a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH) and the Senegalese Ministry of Health. The activities aimed to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help meet the demands of an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines.

Publication date: February 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Project Optimize country reports

Optimize: South Sudan Report

Project Optimize, a five-year partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO) and PATH, conducted a small implementation activity in South Sudan. The goal of the activity was to test the feasibility and usefulness of implementing a mobile and cloud-based vaccine stock management information system capable of providing EPI staff at all levels timely access to vaccine stock and demand data. This report summarizes the results of the activity.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Project Optimize country reports

Optimize: Tunisia Report

This report presents the results and findings of three demonstration projects undertaken in Tunisia as part of a partnership between project Optimize and the Tunisian Ministry of Health. Between 2009 and 2012, the partnership aimed to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help the national immunization program meet the demands of an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines.

Publication date: April 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Project Optimize country reports

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

Palliative Care for Women With Cervical Cancer: A Kenya Field Manual

This field manual was developed for visiting nurses or health facility-based nurses and physicians in Kenya to use when caring for women with terminal cervical cancer. It focuses on understanding cervical cancer, relieving the physical problems associated with it, and addressing social, emotional, and spiritual issues faced by women with terminal disease and their families. It offers the reader simple, practical advice on the drugs and techniques that are effective in the management of the most common problems confronting women and their families.

Author: Sellors J; Muhombe K; Castro W

Publication date: 2004

Region: Africa

PATH in Ethiopia: Driving Transformative Innovation to Address Maternal and Child Health and Infectious Disease

This brochure outlines PATH's work in Ethiopia to improve health. We work side by side with Ministry of Health officials, nongovernmental organizations, multilateral agencies, and other development-sector partners to mobilize partners, resources, and communities to reach the most vulnerable. Our alliances and relationships across every level of Ethiopia's health system allow us to strengthen health care services, build stronger health infrastructure, and reach families and communities with lifesaving interventions.

Publication date: October 2013

Region: Africa

PATH in Kenya: Innovation and Partnership to Improve Health

This brochure outlines PATH's work to help Kenya's health care sector improve services and strengthen community networks while empowering Kenyans to adopt healthier lifestyles. PATH offers novel approaches and technical expertise to address a range of health challenges, and we manage projects that reach millions of Kenyans.

Publication date: November 2011

Region: Africa

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