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Region: Global

Reducing the Burden of Disease: PATH Provides Tools and Expertise to Address Global Health Threats

This fact sheet summarizes PATH's work to curb emerging and epidemic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Topic areas include advancing technologies to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment; strengthening health systems; encouraging healthy behaviors; and mobilizing and supporting our partners.

Publication date: September 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

Reducing the Need for Parallel Supply Chains

Project Optimize, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH, aims to provide national immunization programs with recommendations to build integrated health supply systems, including strategic linkages with the parastatal and private sector. Ultimately, integration will allow public health programs to reduce uncertainties and risks, achieve economies of scale, shorten delivery lead times, improve procurement, provide better incentives for health workers, and improve quality of service to clients.

Publication date: July 2012

Region: Global

Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning: Evidence-Based Strategies and Approaches (Outlook, vol. 25, no. 1)

The 25th anniversary issue of Outlook, made possible by support from UNFPA, presents innovative, evidence-based strategies and approaches for addressing unmet need for family planning in developing countries. The issue also reviews the link between family planning and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including improving maternal and child health, promoting gender equality, and combating HIV/AIDS. Addressing unmet need can help tackle some of the most intractable health and development challenges facing the world today.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: November 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Report to Our Contributors: Driving Transformative Innovation

This report shares highlights of PATH's use of private donations in 2012. Stories describe how support from donors helped PATH protect newborns in Vietnam from hepatitis B, provide orphaned infants in South Africa with donated breast milk, and build a new program to address the rapid rise of noncommunicable diseases in the developing world.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Reports to contributors

Report to Our Contributors: The Spark for Innovation

This report shares highlights of PATH's use of flexible funding in 2011, including how support from donors helped women plan their families and survive childbirth, boost immunization rates of children in India, and treat kids with pneumonia and diarrheal disease in Cambodia.

Publication date: November 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Reports to contributors

Reproductive Health and Rights: Reaching the Hardly Reached

This important book brings together a public health and human rights focus on the reproductive health and rights of women and men who are the most disadvantaged and underserved: the "hardly reached." Each article fills a significant gap in our understanding of the health needs of those least served by existing reproductive health programs, including survivors of gender-based violence, refugees, sexual minorities, indigenous women, adolescents and young girls and women who have been trafficked.

Author: Murphy E; Hendrix-Jenkins A

Publication date: 2002

Region: Global

Reproductive Health Commodity Security: Leading From Behind to Forge a Global Movement

It is widely recognized today that ensuring a reliable supply of quality contraceptives is essential to reproductive health programs. The tagline "No product? No program" is known, understood, and embraced by those working to support reproductive health in the developing world. But this was not always the case. This paper tells the story of how what was once seen only as a technical issue became a global movement.

Author: Solo J

Publication date: 2011

Region: Global

Reproductive Health Global Program Website

This website about PATH’s Reproductive Health global program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Program websites

Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition Website

The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition is a global partnership of public, private, and nongovernmental organizations dedicated to ensuring that all people in low- and middle-income countries can access and use affordable, high-quality supplies to ensure their better reproductive health.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Websites

Reproductive Health, Gender and Human Rights: A Dialogue

This document is available for downloading in one large file or by individual chapters. (There are 12 chapters plus appendices.)

Author: Murphy E; Ringheim K

Publication date: 2001

Region: Global

Reproductive Health: Women in Their Middle Years and Beyond (Outlook, vol. 14, no. 4)

Author: Kilbourne-Brook M

Publication date: March 1997

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Research and the Millennium Development Goals: How Research and Development for New, Innovative Health Tools Can Help Reach Global Health Targets

This fact sheet from the Global Health Technologies Coalition examines how research for new global health tools can help achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Publication date: September 2010

Region: Global

Research Rashomon: Lessons from the Cameroon Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Trial Site

From August 2004 to February 2005, the HIV prevention world was rocked by the suspension and cancellation of PrEP effectiveness trials in Cambodia and Cameroon. Acknowledging that no single version of the events constitutes the “real story,” the case studies in this document are built from extensive interviews with many stakeholders to reconstruct accounts of what eventually led to government intervention that halted the research. The case studies capture the political context and backdrop, the underlying and unaddressed conflicts that led to the costly collapse of two trials, and the lessons they provide for current and future research.

Author: McGrory E, Irvin A, Heise L

Publication date: February 2009

Region: Global

Researching Violence Against Women: A Practical Guide for Researchers and Activists

Produced by PATH and the World Health Organization, this guide draws on the experience of researchers from more than 40 countries and presents methods for performing surveys and qualitative research on gender-based violence in low-resource settings. It covers all aspects of the research process, from study design to training field workers. It also describes ways to use findings to influence decision-makers. Most important, it presents clear guidelines for protecting the safety of women participating in the research. The guide is available as one large file or as 16 smaller files for easier downloading.

Author: Ellsberg M, Heise L

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

Resources for Emergency Contraceptive Pill Programming: A Toolkit

Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are special doses of birth control pills that can be used after unprotected intercourse to prevent pregnancy. Although ECPs offer a safe and effective contraceptive option, with some notable exceptions the method has yet to be widely integrated into developing-country family planning programs. The purpose of this toolkit is to facilitate the integration of ECPs into developing-country family planning and reproductive health programs. It includes resources for ECP advocacy, assessment, service provision, and evaluation. The planning and implementation tools represent best practices and experience that will help programs move through the steps required to make ECP services routinely available through health service delivery systems. The intent of the toolkit is to share widely an array of materials developed by PATH and by other organizations as they worked in a variety of settings to incorporate ECPs into family planning services. It is hoped that by bringing together these resources in a format that facilitates their use, the toolkit can reduce duplication of efforts, redundancy, and unnecessary expense.

Publication date: June 2004

Region: Global

Rethinking the Ethical Roadmap for Clinical Testing of Microbicides: Report on an International Consultation

On October 23–24, 2003, the Global Campaign for Microbicides brought together 64 people from 12 countries to rethink the issues and ethical dilemmas facing the field of microbicide development. The consultation comprised a broad range of stakeholders, including advocates, ethicists, clinical investigators, community members, drug regulatory authorities, and past participants in microbicide clinical trials. The report is available as one large file and as multiple smaller files for easier downloading.

Publication date: March 2005

Region: Global

Retinol Binding Protein Enzyme Immunoassay (RBP-EIA)

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a rapid, low-cost test to detect vitamin A deficiency.

Publication date: April 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

A Review of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccine Management Business Improvement Project

In this document, project Optimize reviews the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Vaccine Management Business Improvement Project, which represents an end-to-end reengineering of the US public-sector vaccine supply chain—from vaccine budgeting through storage and distribution. The CDC’s overarching goal was to ensure that vaccine was flowing to the right places at the right time.

Author: Wasserman N

Publication date: November 2010

Region: Global

RHO Cervical Cancer Website

RHO Cervical Cancer is an online resource for health program managers and decision-makers seeking to prevent cervical cancer in low-resource settings. The site contains information about human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening and treatment, and the role of vaccination in cervical cancer prevention.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Websites

Rice Fortification: Ready to be Scaled Up by the Global Development Community

PATH's Ultra Rice technology offers an effective, affordable, and sustainable solution within our growing portfolio of interventions to address micronutrient malnutrition. This document describes the global introduction and scale-up efforts for the Ultra Rice technology, highlighting opportunities for implementation partners from both the public and private sectors.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Global