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About PATH

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's mission, global presence, areas of focus, partners, funding, and recent awards. It is available in English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

Publication date: November 2012

Region: Global

ACCP Strategies for Supporting Women With Cervical Cancer

This report provides an overview of current issues relating to cancer treatment in developing countries, followed by descriptions of existing support for cancer patients in countries where ACCP has worked and the support provided by ACCP projects. Finally, this report provides recommendations, based on ACCP experiences, for the provision of basic assistance at the national or local level to women with cervical cancer, within the context of a prevention-based intervention in low-resource settings.

Author: White SC; Winkler JL; ACCP Community Involvement Affinity Group

Publication date: 2004

Region: Global

Autodisposable Syringes and Sharps Disposal Containers with DMPA

Publication date: 2001

Region: Global

Cervical Cancer Action: 2007 to 2014 . . . and Beyond

Cervical Cancer Action is a global partnership chaired by PATH and aimed at reducing cervical cancer in high-burden, low-income countries. Seven years after its founding and eight years after human papillomavirus vaccines first became available, Cervical Cancer Action offers this snapshot of its accomplishments to date and its vision of the work ahead.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Common Requirements for Logistics Management Information Systems

This document focuses on a method for producing descriptions, models, and figures that accurately represent the views and needs of global health professionals. The document can be used by global health practitioners to inform software development related to health systems.

Publication date: September 2010

Region: Global

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.

Author: ACCP

Publication date: 2004

Region: Global

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

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Current PATH Initiatives in Cervical Cancer Prevention

PATH began to focus on cervical cancer in 1991. Over the past 23 years, our portfolio has expanded to cover the full range of technologies and approaches for the prevention of cervical cancer. This fact sheet summarizes PATH’s current work in cervical cancer prevention.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Developing Cervical Cancer Screening Programs that Meet Women's Needs

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

Effectiveness, Safety and Acceptability of Cryotherapy: A Systematic Literature Review

The main objective of the review was to examine the available data on the effectiveness, safety, and acceptability of cryotherapy, and to communicate the evidence base to health professionals and policy makers in developing countries.

Author: Castro W; Gage J; Gaffikin L; Ferreccio C; Sellors J; Sherris J; Blumenthal P

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

Part of series: Cervical Cancer Prevention: Issues in Depth

Emergency Contraception: It's Not Too Late To Prevent Pregnancy

This brochure, which is available in 14 languages, helps health care providers communicate with clients about emergency contraception. The brochure is formatted so that it can be downloaded, printed, photocopied (double-sided), and then folded. There are two versions for each language: one for letter-size paper, the other for A4-size paper. A new version of the brochure will be ready in early 2012.

Publication date: 1998

Region: North America and Europe

The Female Condom: Significant Potential for STI and Pregnancy Prevention (Outlook, vol. 22, no. 2)

This issue of Outlook provides new information about the female condom as presented at the September 2005 Global Consultation on the Female Condom. Topics include evidence of the female condom's effectiveness for prevention of STIs and pregnancy, issues related to expanding access and use, and gaps in the knowledge base. Successful program examples and a detailed table of female condoms currently available or under development are also presented.

Author: Shane B

Publication date: May 2006

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Game Board and Manual for the Entre Amigas Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health Game

Game board and manual for the translated and adapted version of PATH's "Safari of Life" game on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. The manual is available as one large file and as seven smaller files for easier downloading.

Publication date: 2004

Region: Latin America

The Growing Chronic Disease Burden: Implications for Reproductive Health (Outlook, vol. 26, no. 1)

This issue of Outlook discusses the emerging chronic disease burden in developing countries with a focus on cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, and the risk factor of obesity. The newsletter addresses relationships between chronic diseases and reproductive health, such as hypertension and diabetes in pregnancy, and contraceptive choice for women with cardiovascular conditions and risk factors.

Author: Drake JK

Publication date: July 2009

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Helping Young People Become Youth Advocates for Immunization

Author: Smith T; Wittet S

Publication date: 2000

Region: Global

Part of series: CVP Occasional Papers

Hepatitis B Vaccine Introduction: Lessons Learned in Advocacy, Communication and Training

Author: Wittet S

Publication date: 2001

Region: Global

Part of series: CVP Occasional Papers

HPV Testing: Promise and Challenges

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

HPV Vaccination in Latin America: Lessons Learned From a Pilot Program in Peru

This report summarizes the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program implemented in Peru by PATH, Instituto de Investigación Nutricional, and Ministerio de Salud de Peru, Estrategia Sanitaria Nacional de Inmunizaciones through the HPV Vaccines: Evidence for Impact project. HPV vaccine was made available to all girls aged nine years or older in grade 5 in selected parts of the country. The purpose of the study was to investigate operational issues related to HPV vaccination of young adolescent girls, aimed at identifying effective and cost-effective strategies. The publication will be useful for policymakers and program managers around the world, and especially in Latin America, who are designing public-sector HPV vaccination programs. To see other reports in this series, visit the RHO Cervical Cancer website.

Publication date: December 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: HPV vaccination project lessons learned reports

I Want Something Different for My Daughter

This brochure is intended for mothers involved in the Entre Amigas project. Entre Amigas works with girls 10 to 14 years old, to help promote responsibility for their own lives (particularly in the areas of sexuality and reproduction) and foster a suitably enabling environment.

Publication date: 2004

Region: Latin America

I Want Something Different for My Daughter (brochure)

This is a trifold brochure for the Entre Amigas project, which works with girls 10 to 14 years old. Entre Amigas helps them take on responsibility for their own lives (particularly in the areas of sexuality and reproduction) and fosters a suitably enabling environment.

Publication date: 2004

Region: Latin America

Immunization and Child Health Materials Development Guide

Author: Younger E; Wittet S; Hooks C; Lasher H

Publication date: 2001

Region: Global

An Integrated Approach to Health Information Systems in Guatemala

This project Optimize document describes an effort by the World Health Organization, PATH, the Pan American Health Organization, and the Guatemala Ministry of Public Health and Social Services to address challenges related to vaccine introduction. The goal is to develop an information system that will enable the digital recording and transmission of immunization data.

Publication date: November 2010

Region: Global

InterCambios Website

Launched in 2007, this Spanish-language website provides information, news, and resources to help health sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean respond to gender-based violence.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Latin America

Part of series: Websites

Introducing Oxytocin in the Uniject™ Device: An Overview for Decision-Makers

This overview has been developed for program planners considering introduction and/or expansion of the use of oxytocin, and in particular oxytocin packaged in the Uniject™ device, to reduce the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage as a component of their maternal and child health programming. Administering oxytocin is just one component of active management of third stage labor.

Publication date: September 2008

Region: Global

Just Had Sex? Afraid of Pregnancy?

This wallet-sized brochure provides basic information about emergency contraception for women and men. The online versions are intended to be printed out double-sided, trimmed, and folded. Packets of 100 copies of the printed editions also may be purchased from this website by using the "Order form for PATH's emergency contraception materials."

Publication date: May 2012

Region: North America and Europe

Key Facts About Emergency Contraception

This one-page flyer provides clear and essential information about emergency contraception. The document can be downloaded in the languages below. Packets of 100 copies also may be purchased from this website by using the "Order form for PATH's emergency contraception materials."

Author: Hutchings J

Publication date: May 2012

Region: North America and Europe

Key Facts About Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Key Steps for Meeting Women's Needs

This fact sheet describes issues relating to women's cultural, emotional, and practical needs pertaining to cervical cancer prevention.

Publication date: 2002

Region: Global

MDR/XDR-TB Assessment and Monitoring Tool

The MDR/XDR-TB Assessment and Monitoring Tool was designed to help national tuberculosis program staff, consultants, and donors conduct a baseline assessment for use in preparing a plan or funding application, monitoring progress, or identifying needs for technical assistance. It addresses two key questions: are there high-priority gaps in the DOTS program that must be corrected to prevent the development of cases of multidrug-resistant/extensively drug-resistant (MDR/XDR-TB), and what high-priority areas should be addressed to improve diagnosis and treatment of MDR/XDR-TB? The tool is available in English, Russian, and Spanish as a Microsoft Word file (for users who wish to modify it) and as an Adobe PDF file (recommended for printing). This 2009 tool informed the 2012 MDR-TB Planning Toolkit, which can be found here.

Author: Migliori GB, Richardson D

Publication date: February 2009

Region: Global

Microfinance and Women's Health: What Do We Know? (Outlook, vol. 28, no. 1)

This issue of Outlook reviews the evidence base for microfinance approaches to improve and address women’s health. It begins with background on the microfinance sector and links between microfinance and health. Interventions and approaches focused on family planning, women’s health services utilization and access (including health financing mechanisms), and HIV prevention are discussed. The issue concludes with suggested operational considerations for integration and priorities for future research. Some positive experiences with microfinance and women’s health signify that this area merits increased attention, yet more evidence of impact is needed.

Author: Drake JK

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Misoprostol Use in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Outlook, vol. 21, no. 4)

This issue of Outlook provides evidence-based information on the emerging use of misoprostol in obstetrics and gynecology. It describes current research, regulatory issues, availability, and administration, as well as misoprostol's use during labor and delivery for labor induction and for prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage. It also describes its use in inducing or managing abortion, including for treatment of incomplete abortion, preabortion cervical ripening, and pregnancy termination. Finally, it outlines safety issues and implications for research and practice.

Author: Burns M

Publication date: April 2005

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Natural History of Cervical Cancer: Even Infrequent Screening of Older Women Saves Lives

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

Optimize Strategy: 2009-2012

This document provides a brief overview of the Optimize project’s strategy for developing delivery systems that are as advanced and innovative as the vaccines they support. Project Optimize, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH, has been given a unique mandate to think far into the future: to put technological and scientific advances to work, helping define the ideal characteristics and specifications for health products; and to create a vaccine supply chain that is flexible and robust enough to handle an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines.

Publication date: October 2009

Region: Global

Optimize: Guatemala Report

This report presents the results and lessons learned in a collaborative effort between the Guatemala Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS), the Pan American Health Organization, and project Optimize. The demonstration project attempted to respond to the challenge of introducing new vaccines in Guatemala by implementing an information system for managing individual vaccination records and logistics. For this purpose, two integrated modules were created in the health information system “SIGSA Web.”

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Latin America

Part of series: Project Optimize country reports

Optimize: Immunization Systems and Technologies for Tomorrow

Project Optimize, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH, has been given a unique mandate to think far into the future: to put technological and scientific advances to work, helping define the ideal characteristics and specifications for health products; and to create a vaccine supply chain that is flexible and robust enough to handle an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines. This brochure provides an overview of Optimize's areas of focus and activities.

Publication date: August 2009

Region: Global

Oxytocin in the Uniject® Prefilled Injection Device: Guatemala Pilot Introduction: Cost Analysis of Replacing Oxytocin in Ampoules With Oxytocin in the Uniject® Prefilled Injection Device for Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor at the Institutional Level in Guatemala

The purpose of this cost analysis study conducted at six health facilites was to determine the costs of replacing the existing delivery method with oxytocin in Uniject® for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage. This study complements a larger study on acceptability and feasibility, Pilot Introduction of Oxytocin in Uniject® During Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) at the Institutional Level in Guatemala.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Latin America

Palliative Care for Women with Cervical Cancer: A Field Manual

This manual was developed for health care providers such as community nurses and medical doctors who care for women who are dying of advanced cervical cancer. It offers recommendations for providing supportive care for women with the disease and provides practical advice on managing physical signs and symptoms, using modern medications to relieve pain, promoting good nutrition, and addressing social, emotional, and spiritual issues.

Author: Herdman C; Levin K; Dzuba I; Castro W; Muhombe K; Sellors J

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

Palliative Care: Supporting Women With Advanced Cancer

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

Pap Smears: An Important But Imperfect Screening Method

Publication date: 2002

Region: Global

The Pap Test: Evidence to Date

The ACCP has developed a set of presentation materials to help cervical cancer prevention advocates make presentations to policymakers, donors, clinicians, program managers, community health workers and others who may be interested or actively involved in cervical cancer prevention. The presentations are available on the ACCP web site in both PowerPoint and as PDF files.

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

PATH's Guiding Principles for Private-Sector Collaboration

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

Part of series: Guiding principles

Pharmacy Provision of Youth-Friendly Services: A Toolbox with Resources for On-the-Job Training of Pharmacy Staff in Cambodia

A resource for on-the-job training of pharmacy staff that reinforces knowledge about STIs, EC, and regular contraceptive methods as well as provision of youth-friendly services.

Author: Srimuangboon H; Hutchings J; Weldin M

Publication date: 2005

Region: Asia

Pilot Introduction of Oxytocin in Uniject® During Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) at the Institutional Level in Guatemala

This report shares the results of a pilot introduction of oxytocin in the Uniject® device for use with active management of the third stage of labor that was conducted at the institutional level in Guatemala in 2009. Results include details on the feasibility of introducing oxytocin in Uniject in this context as well as the acceptability of this technology among health care providers and facility managers. The cost analysis can be found here.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Latin America

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Low-Resource Settings (Outlook, vol. 19, no. 1)

Author: Castro W; Lande R; Burns M

Publication date: May 2001

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage: Managing the Third Stage of Labor (Outlook, vol. 19, no. 3)

Author: Shane B

Publication date: September 2001

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Procurement Capacity Toolkit: Tools and Resources for Procurement of Reproductive Health Supplies, Version 2

As more developing countries take on responsibility for purchasing health commodities, requisite capabilities—such as decision-making, planning, and technical skills—often require strengthening. To address this need, PATH developed the comprehensive Procurement Capacity Toolkit for those responsible for and involved in the supply of reproductive health products. The toolkit is available as one large file or, for faster downloading, 17 smaller files.

Publication date: November 2009

Region: Global

Progress in Cervical Cancer Prevention: The CCA Report Card

This report assesses global readiness to fight cervical cancer using new approaches and new technologies, especially in regions where the disease is a common killer. It underscores the urgent need for the global community to prioritize cervical cancer prevention and control on global health and development agendas.

Publication date: April 2011

Region: Global

Progress in Preventing Cervical Cancer: Updated Evidence on Vaccination and Screening (Outlook, vol. 27, no. 2)

This issue of Outlook provides an update on opportunities for preventing cervical cancer through vaccination and screening. It summarizes recent evidence on the safety and efficacy of human papillomavirus vaccines as well as successful approaches for screening and treatment in low-resource areas. Other topics include cost-effectiveness, communication and training, and implications for policy and programs.

Author: Murray M

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Questions Frequently Asked by Women

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

Reaching Women in Latin America with Misoprostol Use Instructions

This two-page fact sheet provides a brief overview of the results of an exploratory study conducted by PATH, Ipas, and research partners in Latin America to identify appropriate channels through which misoprostol use instructions could be disseminated to women safely and effectively, without causing legal risk to individuals or restrictions to the availability of the drug in Latin America.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Latin America

Reading Time-Temperature Indicators With the Uniject™ Injection System: Job Aid

This job aid illustrates how to read time-temperature indicators with the Uniject™ injection system.

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Global

Reading Time-Temperature Indicators With the Uniject™ Injection System: Worksheet

This worksheet can be used during trainings to help health workers learn how to read time-temperature indicators with the Uniject™ injection system.

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Global

Realizing the Full Potential of Childhood Immunization: How Health Professionals Can Make a Difference

This eight-page paper on local advocacy was written for doctors, nurses, and health educators. It provides practical suggestions for grassroots initiatives supporting immunization and incorporates the insights of co-author Dr. Robert Aston, an immunization advocate from the U.K.

Author: Wittet S; Aston R

Publication date: 2000

Region: Global

Part of series: CVP Occasional Papers

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

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

Rotavirus Questions and Answers

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Shaping a Strategy to Introduce HPV Vaccines in Peru

This document presents new research results from PATH's HPV Vaccines: Evidence for Impact project in Peru. PATH is working with ministries of health and other country partners to develop strategies for introducing vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV), the primary cause of cervical cancer.

Publication date: March 2009

Region: Latin America

Stronger Health Advocates, Greater Health Impacts: Tools of the Trade

Advocacy is an effective method to achieve global health goals by ensuring that necessary resources, policies, and political will are available to support important programs. These resources help new and experienced advocates assess policy advocacy options, plan goals and activities, and develop a comprehensive strategy for advocacy impact.

Publication date: February 2013

Region: Global

Treating Precancerous Cervical Lesions

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

Using Oxytocin in the Uniject™ Injection System (10 IU in 1 ml)

This job aid provides written and pictoral instruction for health workers for the administration of oxytocin in the Uniject™ injection system.

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Global

Using Oxytocin in the Uniject™ Injection System for the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Training Presentation for Health Workers

This presentation is a tool for training health workers on how to use oxytocin in the Uniject™ injection system. The tool is editable so that facilitators can tailor it to their program's needs. It is available in English and Spanish.

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Global

Violence Against Women: Effects on Reproductive Health (Outlook, vol. 20, no. 1)

Author: Shane B; Ellsberg M

Publication date: September 2002

Region: Global

Part of series: Outlook

Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA): Evidence to Date

The Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention (ACCP) has developed a set of presentation materials to help cervical cancer prevention advocates make presentations to policymakers, donors, clinicians, program managers, community health workers and others who may be interested or actively involved in cervical cancer prevention. The presentations are available on the ACCP web site in both PowerPoint and as PDF files.

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

Visual inspection with Lugol

The ACCP has developed a set of presentation materials to help cervical cancer prevention advocates make presentations to policymakers, donors, clinicians, program managers, community health workers and others who may be interested or actively involved in cervical cancer prevention. The presentations are available on the ACCP web site in both PowerPoint and as PDF files.

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

Visual Screening Approaches: Promising Alternative Screening Strategies

Publication date: 2002

Region: Global

Women's Stories, Women's Lives: Experiences with Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment

Women's Stories, Women's Lives: Experiences with Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment is a collection of stories based on interviews with women who participated in the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention (ACCP) screening and (when applicable) treatment programs. These women's stories illustrate the unnecessary suffering cervical cancer can cause women and their families and how prevention programs can save women's lives.

Author: ACCP

Publication date: 2004

Region: Global

Workshop on Using the WHO Prequalification Programme in Procurement Practices

These workshop materials were developed to improve the knowledge and skills of procurement implementers to enable them to effectively use the WHO Prequalification Programme for Essential Reproductive Health Medicines. The materials include educational and skills-building components to convey the benefits of prequalification within the procurement context and to effectively incorporate prequalification into bidding documents and bidder assessments. If you intend to adapt these materials, it is recommended that experienced facilitators manage each session. For more information, contact info@path.org.

Publication date: April 2008

Region: Global

Youth-Friendly Pharmacy Program Implementation Kit: Guidelines and Tools for Implementing a Youth-friendly Reproductive Health Pharmacy Program

The Youth-Friendly Pharmacy Program Implementation Kit is intended to guide the development of a sustainable, pharmacy-based initiative. Organizations can adapt the model and the materials as needed, to suit a variety of environments.

Author: Beitz J; Srimuangboon H; Lion-Coleman A; Transgrud R; Hutchings J; Weldin M

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global