- Communications Handbook for Clinical Trials
This handbook is a practical guide developed for site-level microbicide researchers, communicators, advocates, and others working on HIV prevention trials in developing countries. It includes context-specific case studies and practical insights from actual clinical trial communications initiatives. It is being updated to include work sheets and slide sets. To apply for a complimentary copy, please email Jacqueline Borodan at email@example.com for detailed instructions.
Author: Robinson E, Baron D, Heise L, Moffett J, Harlan SV
Publication date: May 2010
- Community Engagement in HIV Prevention Trials: Evolution of the Field and Opportunities for Growth
This paper was commissioned for the aids2031 Science and Technology Working Group as part of a series of working papers under the aids2031 initiative. The paper explores progress made in engaging communities in biomedical research and highlights areas where continued progress is needed.
Author: West Slevin K, Ukpong M, Heise L
Publication date: November 2008
Part of series: aids2031 working papers
- Community Outreach and Peer Education for HIV and AIDS Prevention: The AIDS Surveillance and Education Project in the Philippines
Author: Aquino C; D'Agnes L; Castro J; Borromeo M; Schmidt K; Gill K
Publication date: 2003
- Community-Based TB and HIV Integration Good Practice Guide
There is an urgent need to engage communities and build the capacity of community-based organizations to respond to the burden of tuberculosis (TB) on people living with HIV and to mobilize resources to fight TB. This guide and accompanying workbook provide information and guidance on TB integration in HIV programming. The workbook is provided in a Microsoft Word format so users may enter information directly into the document and change the templates as needed.
Author: Richardson D, Mburu G
Publication date: September 2013
- A Comparative Performance Evaluation of Flocked Swabs Versus Dacron® Swabs for Use With an Immunodiagnostic STI Assay in a Population of High Risk Women in Bolivia
This study assessed the impact of a new sampling device on the performance of a rapid immunochromatographic strip test for chlamydia under development at PATH. The results of endocervical samples collected on flocked swabs were compared to results from those collected with Dacron® swabs. Presented at: 17th Meeting of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR), July 29, 2007; Seattle, WA
Author: Barfield C, Tinajeros F, Revollo R, et al
Publication date: July 2007
- A Comprehensive Approach to Rotavirus Vaccines
This fact sheet highlights PATH's work to address rotavirus, the leading cause of severe diarrheal disease. It includes general information about our efforts to increase access to and effectiveness of existing vaccines, as well as to develop new vaccines.
Publication date: July 2011
Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets
- Conclusions From ACCP Clinical Research in Developing Countries
This ACCP Cervical Cancer Prevention Fact Sheet summarizes the major findings and conclusions from ACCP research on organized cervical cancer prevention programs, alternative screening methods, treatment methods for precancerous lesions, and cost-effectiveness of screen-and-treat programs.
Publication date: 2004
- Conducting Formative Research for HPV Vaccination Program Planning: Practical Experience From PATH
This report is part of the Cervical Cancer Prevention: Practical Experience Series on the RHO Cervical Cancer website summarizing lessons learned to guide cervical cancer prevention program planning in low-resource settings. It demonstrates that formative research is a necessary component of overall planning, discusses formative research issues specific to cervical cancer, and explains how research results may be used for strategic planning within the cervical cancer context.
Publication date: 2012
- Considerations for Building a Protected Sharps Pit Using a Plastic Barrel as a Pit Liner
In this document you will find a one page description and drawing of steps to consider when building a sharps pit with a plastic barrel as a pit liner.
Author: Berman A
Publication date: 2006
- Contraceptive Methods in Focus: IUDs, Implants, and Oral Contraceptives (Outlook, vol. 21, no. 1)
Despite an increase in demand and availability, access to contraceptive use remains a challenge to many due to a variety of barriers. For health care providers and counselors, providing the most up-to-date information concerning contraceptive choices is critical for ensuring clients are able to make the best decisions about their reproductive needs. This issue of Outlook addresses several topics related to contraceptive methods, including trends in contraceptive use, the underutilization of IUDs, the increase in options for contraceptive implants, combined oral contraceptives, and new options in hormonal contraception.
Author: Castro W
Publication date: May 2004
Part of series: Outlook
- Cool Innovations for Vaccine Transportation and Storage
Keeping heat-sensitive vaccines and other drugs at the right temperature is crucial yet often difficult in areas with limited or no electrical power. In response to this challenge, a group of public- and private-sector partners is working with project Optimize to evaluate a range of transportation and storage containers for heat-sensitive drugs and vaccines that operate in environments with or without access to reliable power.
Publication date: July 2012
- The Cornerstone of Public Health
This fact sheet makes the case for why vaccines are a critical, cost-effective investment for improving global health and saving children's lives.
Publication date: May 2013
- Cost Analysis of Rapid Strip Tests for the Detection of Maternal Syphilis in Mozambique and Bolivia
Summary of a study to estimate the clinical and economic impact of prenatal syphilis screening with the rapid plasma reagin test and the immunochromatographic strip test in low-resource settings. Presented at: International Conference on Global Health: Global Health Council, May 30, 2006; Washington, DC.
Author: Levin C, Steele M, Atherly D
Publication date: May 2006
- Country-Specific Approaches for Infant Feeding and HIV Activities
This fact sheet summarizes the Infant & Young Child Nutrition Project's approach to designing and implementing infant feeding and HIV activities.
Publication date: November 2009
- Course in Visual Methods for Cervical Cancer Screening: Visual Inspection With Acetic Acid and Lugol's Iodine
This manual is designed for trainers of clinicians who perform vaginal speculum examination and screening methods to prevent cervical cancer. Please note that the online version is a preview. The complete CD-ROM may be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author: Sellors J
Publication date: December 2004
- Cryotherapy for Cervical Cancer Prevention
Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on cryotherapy for cervical cancer prevention.
Publication date: April 2012
Part of series: Technology Updates
- Current and Future HPV Vaccines: Promise and Challenges
This 72-page document offers an in-depth look at vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV), both currently available vaccines and those in development, including therapeutic vaccines. The document includes an examination of programmatic issues relevant to developing countries.
Author: Kols A
Publication date: 2006
- A Decade of Partnership and Results
Part of the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series, this report demonstrates the dramatic successes achieved by the malaria community over the past ten years. As a result of greater commitment and increased resources being made available to national malaria control programs, interventions have reached vulnerable populations and thousands of lives have been saved. The report details the evolution and effectiveness of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership over the years, demonstrating how a strong, well-organized community can help deliver broad health benefits while relieving overburdened health systems.
Author: White Johansson EW, Newby H, Carvajal L, et al
Publication date: September 2011
Part of series: Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series
- Decade of Vaccines Special Supplement
The journal Vaccine published a special supplement on the Decade of Vaccines Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) that features articles by PATH contributors and others on the GVAP strategic objectives and the opportunities and challenges associated with its implementation. The 27 articles cover a range of related topics, including vaccine development, financing, access, delivery, and health impact. More than 100 authors contributed to the supplement representing a variety of international and developing-country stakeholders, from civil society and academia to vaccine manufacturers and policymakers.
Author: Glassman A, Zoloa JI, Duran D, et al
Publication date: April 2013
- DefeatDD Blog
DefeatDD’s weekly blog features posts from PATH staff and partners about the burden of diarrheal disease and the solutions to defeat it, including trends in child health, success stories, news, and personal perspectives.
Publication date: 2013
Part of series: Blogs