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Resource type: Report

Total results with these characteristics: 257

National Policy on Injection Safety and Medical Waste Management

This document is a guide for health professionals and stakeholders in Kenya to provide safe injections and proper waste management in order to protect health care providers and the community from medical sharps injuries.

Author: Kenya Ministry of Health

Published: 2007

Needle Remover Technical Overview

This document provides an overview of the issues around the introduction and use of needle removers in low-resource settings. It includes information on their advantages and disadvantages, and links to training materials on the safe disposal of …

Author: PATH

Published: 2006

New Options for Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment in Low-Resource Settings

This issue brief examines screening in the era of HPV vaccination and provides the latest evidence on new screening and treatment modalities for developing countries. It summarizes the current evidence on various options, namely cervical cytology …

Author: Cervical Cancer Action

Optimize: Albania Report

This report presents the results of demonstration projects and other activities undertaken in Albania as part of a partnership between project Optimize (a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH) and the Albanian Institute of …

Author: Albanian Institute of Public Health, PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Optimize: Guatemala Report

This report presents the results and lessons learned from a collaborative effort between the Guatemala Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, the Pan American Health Organization, and project Optimize. This demonstration project attempted …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Optimize Phase I Summary Report: Evaluating the Vaccine Supply Chain in Preparation for Demonstrating Future Options in Vietnam

Project Optimize and the Vietnamese National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology collaborated on a series of activities designed to assess the opportunities and needs for strengthening the immunization system in Vietnam. This document reports the …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2010

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 and the Senegalese Ministry of Health. The activities aimed to demonstrate …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Optimize: South Sudan Report

This report summarizes the results of a small implementation activity that Project Optimize conducted in South Sudan. The goal of the activity was to test the feasibility and usefulness of implementing a mobile and cloud-based vaccine stock …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

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 …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Optimize: Vietnam Report

This report presents the results of demonstration projects and other activities undertaken in Vietnam as part of a partnership between project Optimize and Vietnam’s Ministry of Health. The activities aimed to demonstrate innovations in …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Out-of-cold-chain Delivery of the Hepatitis B Birth Dose in Four Districts of Vietnam

This document summarizes the results of a study of out-of-the-cold-chain approaches for improving on-time delivery of birth doses of the hepatitis B vaccine in four districts of Vietnam.

Author: PATH; National Expanded Program on Immunization, Vietnam

Published: 2006

Outsourcing the Vaccine Supply Chain and Logistics System to the Private Sector: The Western Cape Experience in South Africa

More and more countries are engaging the private sector in vaccine supply chain and logistic functions. As a part of this review, a case study was conducted in the Western Cape of South Africa whereby the Biovac Institute (a third-party, …

Author: World Health Organization, PATH

Published: 2011

Outsourcing Vaccine Supply Chain and Logistics to the Private Sector

This evidence brief provides supply chain managers in low- and middle-income countries with an overview of the potential benefits of outsourcing components of their vaccine logistics systems to the private sector. It also provides practical …

Author: World Health Organization, PATH

Published: 2012

Pandemic Planning Update VI: A Report from Secretary Michael O. Leavitt

This report provides an update on the US government's progress in energizing a national pandemic influenza preparedness movement over nearly three years. The report includes a timeline of pandemic preparedness events; monitoring and …

Author: US Department of Health and Human Services

Published: 2009

PATH's Japanese Encephalitis Project: Collaboration and Commitment to Protect Asia's Children

A final report on the focused efforts of PATH and its partners to provide technical support to JE-endemic countries to improve data for decision-making, advance the availability of an improved vaccine, introduce vaccine to immunization systems, and …

Author: PATH

Published: 2009

Pentavalent Vaccine in the Uniject™ Injection System: A Time and Motion Study

This report delivers the results of a time and motion study conducted in Kenya to understand the perceived benefits and challenges of a fully liquid pentavalent vaccine (which combines five antigens for protection against diphtheria, tetanus, …

Author: PATH

Published: 2014

Personal Protective Equipment and Segregation Supply Specifications for Health Care Waste Management

This resource provides guidance on the selection and purchase of personal protective equipment for medical waste handlers and for the safe segregation of health care waste. These specifications are guidelines that can be adapted to local policies …

Author: PATH

Published: 2010

The Pink Book—Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

This book provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others with the most comprehensive information on vaccine-preventable diseases. In addition to chapters on more general vaccine-related topics, it …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2012

The Pink Book—Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Haemophilus influenzae type b

A chapter detailing Hib disease and vaccines from the CDC's Pink Book, a standard reference on the epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2012

The Pink Book—Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Hepatitis B

A chapter detailing hepatitis B disease and vaccines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Pink Book, a standard reference on the epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2012

The Pink Book--Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Pneumococcal Disease

This standard reference is frequently updated with the latest information on vaccine-preventable diseases.

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Published: 2012

Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report 2013

This report evaluates the 15 countries with the highest number of child deaths from pneumonia and diarrhea and reports on their progress in implementing evidence-based interventions that are outlined in the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and …

Author: International Vaccine Access Center

Published: 2013

Pneumonia and Diarrhoea: Tackling the Deadliest Diseases for the World’s Poorest Children

This report focuses on the huge potential to narrow the child survival gap between the richest and the poorest by focusing on pneumonia and diarrhea—the two primary killers of children under the age of five. It includes a review of the current …

Author: United Nations Children's Fund

Published: 2012

Policy Reaction to Thimerosal in Vaccines

This study compares the differences in US and European responses to concerns about mercury exposure from thimerisol in vaccines.

Author: Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, University of Michigan Medical Center & Duke University Medical Center

Published: 2001

Polio Eradication & Endgame Strategic Plan 2013–2018

This document is a comprehensive, long-term strategy that addresses what is needed to deliver a polio-free world by 2018. The plan addresses the eradication of all polio disease, whether caused by wild poliovirus or circulating vaccine-derived …

Author: Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Published: 2013