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Asia-Pacific

  1. Reflecting on four decades of public health progress, and recommitting for the future.
    Published: November 2020
    Type: Article
  2. Harmful power dynamics plague our sector. Better word choice is one small way communicators can help challenge them.
    Published: November 2020
    Type: Article
  3. Preventing vaccine freezing is one of the biggest barriers in vaccine management. Toward addressing this challenge, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, Nepal, in collaboration with PATH, conducted a field evaluation of freeze-preventive vaccine carriers (FPVCs) in 24 health facilities located across one hilly district and one plains district of eastern Nepal. The primary study objectives were to evaluate the performance, acceptability, and fit of the FPVCs within the existing immunization system.
    Published: October 2020
    Type: Resource Page
  4. Fortifying staple foods with micronutrients is one of the most cost-effective, scalable, and evidence-based interventions to help combat widespread micronutrient deficiencies. As Myanmar’s staple food is rice, which lacks many necessary vitamins and minerals found in a balanced diet, rice fortification is a culturally appropriate solution and an effective way to improve nutrition in the country. This FAQ document provides answers to the most common questions about fortified rice in Myanmar in order to combat malnutrition in the country.
    Published: October 2020
    Type: Resource Page
  5. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there is an urgent need to maintain the delivery and quality of essential health services. Many national and subnational governments have been actively developing policies, strategies, and guidelines related to the maintenance, adaptation, or discontinuation of health services. PATH, at the request of WHO and with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is rapidly collecting national and subnational policy materials related to the provision of essential health services during COVID-19, with the objectives of describing government responses across health services and over time; comparing government responses to WHO’s operational guidance on maintaining essential health services, and to responses of peer countries; and identifying gaps in responses to help target technical assistance, monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning.This document reports interim findings of this project as of October 2020. The first version of the Policy Tracker database is publicly available here.
    Published: October 2020
    Type: Resource Page
  6. Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe and fatal diarrhea in young children worldwide, but vaccines can stop this deadly disease.
    Published: October 2020
    Type: Article
  7. Published: September 2020
    Type: Press Release
  8. Digital health technologies, combined with high-quality data, have the power to accelerate health equity by making health systems stronger, more effective, and more responsive to the needs of the populations they serve. As innovation accelerates, the volume of health data that enables technologies and powers health decisions is growing exponentially. Data are key to improving health, whether through successfully combating health emergencies or providing ongoing essential health services and primary health care. The way the world governs health data and data for health has never been more pivotal than it is in this digital age.
    Published: September 2020
    Type: Resource Page
  9. PATH is a leader in adapting health innovations with and for women across systems, populations, and geographies. This brief outlines the vision, approach, and areas of expertise in Sexual and Reproductive Health at PATH.
    Published: September 2020
    Type: Resource Page
  10. To support India’s growth as a center for clinical research, PATH and partners developed—and recently handed off—an innovative tool for ethics review.
    Published: September 2020
    Type: Article
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