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Region: Asia

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PATH's Safe Water Project in Vietnam and Cambodia

Safe drinking water is essential to good health and quality of life. However, in resource-poor settings like Vietnam and Cambodia, water often comes from unsafe sources and carries dangerous pathogens. This fact sheet outlines the work that PATH is implementing in Vietnam and Cambodia to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain good-quality household water treatment and storage products for low-income populations.

Publication date: July 2008

Region: Asia

Strengthening Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for People With HIV and for People at Risk of HIV

This policy brief describes the study objectives, methodology, and findings from the PATH Convergence Project in India. The brief includes recommendations for developing a national policy in India to converge HIV and reproductive health services for people with HIV and for those most at risk.

Publication date: January 2008

Region: Asia

Interpersonal Communication for Action on HIV (InterAct IPC): A Guide to Dialogue-Based Communication Methods to Help Key Populations Put HIV Messages Into Practice in India

This toolkit aims to provide interpersonal communication methods to help key population communities identify and address barriers to putting HIV prevention messages into practice in their own lives and within their own contexts. This toolkit was developed by PATH for nongovernmental and community-based organizations and for government health care providers working with key populations on targeted interventions. The methods can also be adapted for use by organizations working on HIV care, support, and treatment.

Publication date: 2008

Region: Asia

Project GLOW Health and Life Planning Skills Curriculum

This curriculum targets adolescent girls 14 to 18 years old in China's Yi community. It consists of 54 participatory sessions that aim to equip and empower Yi adolescent girls with the life skills and health knowledge needed to develop healthy behaviors and move beyond the challenges of urban migration and the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic. The document is available as one large file or as multiple smaller sections for easier downloading.

Publication date: 2008

Region: Asia

Indian Regulatory Systems for Product Approval

Available on CD-ROM, this interactive tool addresses the Indian regulatory systems for product approval in the areas of drugs, vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics, and biofortified foods. It compares the Indian and US Food and Drugs approval processes; lists key institutions and individuals in India involved in regulatory approvals; lists organizations, committees, and groups that are part of the regulatory system; and provides a database of referenced extracts of key legislations, forms, and templates. This interactive tool allows users to build and analyze various scenarios of product approval applications. Easy-to-navigate and hyperlinked flowcharts provide indicative timelines for approvals, so users can map the various stages in the approval process.

Publication date: November 2007

Region: Asia

Long-Term Immunogenicity of Measles Vaccine After Coadministration With Live Attenuated Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

This document summarizes the results of a study among children in the Philippines who received both measles and Japanese encephalitis vaccines at nine months of age. Data for this follow-up study were collected one year post-vaccination.

Author: Gatchalian S, Jacobson J, Kelly K, Sutee Y, Yaïch M, Yao Y, Zhang L, Zhou B

Publication date: November 2007

Region: Asia

Dialogues for Life: Training Facilitators in Dialogue-Based Behavior Change Communication for Reproductive Health

This training course was developed as a component of the Dialogues for Life approach, which focuses on preventing unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion and increasing women’s access to safe, legal abortion to terminate unwanted pregnancy. The course prepares participants to lead activities such as dialogue groups, magnification of personal stories of behavior change, and facilitation of referrals for reproductive health services.

Publication date: June 2007

Region: Asia

Options and Challenges for Converging HIV and SRH Services in India: Findings from an Assessment in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh

This report shares findings from an assessment of how access to critical services for populations at risk of HIV and unintended pregnancy can be strengthened by converging HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services under the National Rural Health Mission and the National AIDS Control Programme in India. The report provides information on the demand for, opportunities for, and challenges of implementing HIV and SRH convergence in four Indian states—Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh. The report is available as one large file or as two smaller sections for easier downloading.

Author: PATH HIV-SRH Convergence Project in India

Publication date: June 2007

Region: Asia

Creating a Japanese Encephalitis Surveillance System in Vietnam

This document provides details on PATH's partnership with the National Expanded Program on Immunization in Vietnam to enhance surveillance of Japanese encephalitis disease and inform planning for immunization programs.

Author: Phillips D

Publication date: May 2007

Region: Asia

HIV-SRH Convergence: Policy and Practice Update 2

This document is the second in a series of periodic policy and practice updates about work undertaken by PATH on the convergence of HIV services and sexual and reproductive health services in India.

Author: Sellers T; Saha A; Panda M; Bidla RK; Virk AK

Publication date: March 2007

Region: Asia

Part of series: HIV-SRH Convergence newsletters

Convergence of HIV and SRH Services in India: Impacts on and Implications for Key Populations

This document reviews global literature on the impacts and implications for converging HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for people most at risk: young men and women, sex workers, and HIV-positive people.

Publication date: January 2007

Region: Asia

Vietnam: Progress Beyond High Coverage - Increasing Immunization Program Quality, Safety, and Efficiency

Publication date: January 2007

Region: Asia

Demonstrating Needle Remover Use to Improve Sharps Waste Management in Vietnam

PATH and Vietnam's National Expanded Program on Immunization pilot tested the use of a needle-remover device in rural Vietnam. This fact sheet reports on health workers' experience that needle removers were easy to operate, safe, and effective for treating contaminated syringes at health centers and in the community.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

Developing an Introduction Strategy For Needle Removers

This document briefly describes the core components needed to introduce and use needle removers in a safe and sustainable manner.

Author: Berman A

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

Evaluation of a Needle Remover Demonstration Project: A Study From Huong Khe District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam

PATH and the Vietnam Ministry of Health implemented a six-month demonstration project in Huong Khe District, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, to assess the acceptability, performance, and impact on waste disposal of a manual needle remover introduced at commune health centers. The results of this demonstration project will enable the Vietnam National Immunization Program to explore alternative methods that may be more effective and appropriate than current practices for managing medical waste at the commune level. This report provides background, methodology, results, discussion, and references associated with an evaluation of the project.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

Improving Immunization Through Supportive Supervision

This fact sheet describes PATH's training of 70 immunization program supervisors in Vietnam's Ha Tinh Province to use supportive supervision methods, leading to immediate and significant improvements in performance.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

Increasing Hepatitis B Vaccine Coverage Rates by Implementing an Out-of-the-Cold-Chain Strategy

In areas such as Southeast Asia with a high incidence of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B, WHO recommends a birth dose of the vaccine for all children. Hepatitis B vaccine is typically kept refrigerated, within the cold chain. This fact sheet reports on an effort by PATH and Vietnam's National Expanded Program on Immunization to increase coverage rates for the vaccine in Thanh Hoa Province through a new strategy?storing the vaccine outside of the cold chain and using vaccine vial monitors to confirm that the vaccine continued to confer effective protection.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

Japanese Encephalitis Vaccines at a Glance

This fact sheet provides a side-by-side comparison of internationally available vaccines against Japanese encephalitis, including information on dosage, cost, and supply.

Author: Hills S

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

Magnet Theatre in India: A Guide to Using Theatre to Reduce HIV Risk and Promote an Enabling Environment for HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment

This toolkit aims to help key population communities use Magnet Theatre to reduce their risk of HIV and promote an enabling environment for HIV prevention, care, and treatment. This toolkit was developed by PATH for key population troupes trained in Magnet Theatre to use as a reference for their rehearsals and performances. It is also intended for organizations that provide technical and financial support to Magnet Theatre troupes.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

Managing Sharps Waste in Andhra Pradesh: Introduction and Scale-Up of a Sharps Waste Management Program.

This case study reports on the five-year collaboration between PATH and the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, as we worked to find solutions for appropriate, legal, and effective solutions for disposing of immunization waste from Andhra Pradesh?s 1,400 primary health centers and 12,500 health subcenters.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

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