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Rotavirus Vaccine Solutions

This fact sheet provides a technical perspective of PATH's work on rotavirus vaccines for children in the developing world. It includes an overview of PATH's efforts to increase access to and effectiveness of existing rotavirus vaccines, as well as …

Author: PATH

Published: 2011

Rotavirus Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Basic information on rotavirus vaccines and their addition to the US routine immunization schedule.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2006

RSV Vaccine Snapshot

This slide provides a snapshot of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine technology landscape, in the effort to track the development of RSV vaccine candidates and provide a summary of all the various vaccine approaches being worked on …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

SA 14-14-2 Live Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Vaccine

This fact sheet provides important information on the SA 14-14-2 JE vaccine manufactured by the Chengdu Institute of Biological Products in China. Topics include vaccine presentation, dosage, safety, and history of use.

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Safe Health Care Waste Management

A two-page aide-memoire focusing on national strategies for safe handling and disposal of medical waste.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2000

Safety of Injections: Global Facts & Figures

This fact sheet provides global statistics about unsafe injections.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2004

Safety of Injections: Questions and Answers

This document provides common questions and answers on injection safety, including what constitutes an unsafe injection, the potential consequences of unsafe injections, and disposal of syringes.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2004

Senegal: Integrating and Streamlining Health Supply Chains

This document describes how project Optimize is collaborating with the Senegalese Ministry of Health to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help to increase efficiency and improve performance, preparing the country for the …

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Sentinel Surveillance for Japanese Encephalitis: Fact Sheet

This document outlines the rationale and summarizes considerations for sentinel surveillance of JE disease burden.

Author: PATH

Published: 2007

Solar Direct Drive: A Better Choice for Last-Mile Cooling

For health facilities lacking reliable access to electricity, solar direct-drive refrigerators are the most cost-effective option currently available when comparing similarly sized units. This handout provides information about using solar …

Author: Optimize (PATH, World Health Organization)

Published: 2013

Solutions That Save Lives: Health Technologies Give Mothers and Children the Chance for a Healthy Future

This fact sheet discusses PATH's work on the development and implementation of technologies, such as vaccines and vaccine delivery devices, to improve the health of women and children in poor and remote areas around the world.

Author: PATH

Published: 2011

Stabilizing Influenza Vaccines

If a highly virulent pandemic strain were to emerge in today’s interconnected world, influenza has the potential to kill millions of people, especially in developing countries with limited to no resources for pandemic planning, preparedness, and …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Stimulating Innovation in the Vaccine Cold Chain Equipment Industry

This document describes project Optimize’s effort to stimulate the development of two new categories of vaccine cold chain equipment—solar direct-drive refrigerators and passive-cooled cold boxes—by eliminating key market barriers and …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Strengthening Vietnam's Immunization Program

PATH, in close partnership with Vietnam's National Expanded Program on Immunization, has worked to increase the quality, safety, and efficiency of immunization services through the Improving Routine Immunization Services (IRIS) project. This fact …

Author: PATH

Published: 2007

Taking Advantage of the True Heat Stability of Vaccines

This fact sheet describes work that Project Optimize is doing to enable immunization programs to take advantage of the true stability of vaccines by labeling them for use at ambient temperatures in a controlled temperature chain for limited periods …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Technologies for Injection Safety

Each year, more than 16 billion injections are administered worldwide and an estimated 40 percent are administered with reused, unsterilized injection equipment. In developing countries, immunization and some therapeutic programs have been proactive …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

Technologies for Oral Delivery of Vaccines

Vaccines against some pathogens can be more efficacious when delivered by the oral route, particularly if these are the routes of infection. This fact sheet describes PATH's approach to technologies for the oral delivery of vaccines and their …

Author: PATH

Published: 2012

Temperature Monitoring Devices: An Overview

Maintaining proper temperatures for vaccine products is challenging, especially in places with extremely hot or cold climates, unreliable electricity, and weak transportation infrastructure. This handout displays devices prequalified by the World …

Author: Optimize (PATH, World Health Organization)

Published: 2013

Temperature Monitoring for Vaccine Quality

This fact sheet describes a collaboration between the Albanian Ministry of Health and Project Optimize to install a short message service–based system that monitors and logs temperature conditions in peripheral cold chain equipment. The team aims …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Thiomersal

This information sheet covers issue relating to the use of thiomersal (also known as thimerosal) in vaccines, including why it is used, evidence regarding safety, and the World Health Organization's position on the issue.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2011

Thiomersal - Questions and Answers

This in-depth fact sheet provides common questions and answers related to the use of thiomersal (also known as thimerosal) in vaccines. It includes general information about thiomersal, which vaccines contain it and why, updates on additional …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2011

Tunisia: Demonstrating Innovative Health Supply Chain Solutions

This document describes how 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.

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Understanding How Vaccines Work

Diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines greatly reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease. This fact sheet explains how the body fights …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2012

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, …

Author: PATH

Published: 2011

Understanding Influenza Vaccine Performance Among Children in Senegal

This fact sheet describes a Phase 2 influenza vaccine clinical study that PATH and its partners are conducting in Senegal. The study seeks to better understand the performance of seasonal influenza vaccines in a tropical, low-resource region of the …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

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