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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

PATH Today (Spring 2006)

This edition of PATH Today features the articles "A laboratory on a card," "Using microfluidic tests to identify infection," and "Common proteins for common prevention," which highlights the work of John Boslego and his team on pneumococcus. It also includes a letter from donor Shannon Scopa about her family's ordeal with rotavirus.

Publication date: May 2006

Region: Global

Part of series: PATH Today

Dry-Reagent Storage for Disposable Lab-on-Card Diagnosis of Enteric Pathogens

An exploration of one technique for drying reagents onto a microfluidics card. Reagents needed for immunocapture, lysis, and PCR for pathogen capture can be stored in trehalose or trehalose dextran. Presented at the 1st Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare Conference, April 2, 2006; Arlington, VA.

Author: Ramachandran S, Weigl BH, Gerdes JC, et al

Publication date: April 2006

Region: Global

Simple and Rapid Method for Detection of Enteric Pathogens in Stool Samples for Low-Resource Settings

Demonstration of the PATH enteric flow-through assay as a rapid and cost effective method for detecting pathogenic bacteria in stool samples in low-resource settings. Presented at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Oak Ridge Annual Conference, April 17, 2006; San Jose, CA.

Author: Dillman L, Fichtenholtz A, Weigl B

Publication date: April 2006

Region: Global

Smart Polymer Preconcentration to Enhance the Sensitivity of Chlamydia Trachomatis Immunoassays

An overview of a method of sample preparation by smart polymers for detection in an immunoassay, demonstrated as part of a diagnostics test for Chlamydia trachomatis. Presented at: 38th Annual American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Oakridge Conference, April 21, 2006; San Jose, CA.

Author: Kulkarni S, Peck R, Barfield C, et al

Publication date: April 2006

Region: Global

A Test for Detection of HPV-16 E6

Demonstration of the use of a magnetic immunochromatographic strip (ICS) assay with a reader to detect recombinant HPV-16 E6. The magnetic ICS assay was able to detect as little as 2.6ng of protein. Presented at: 38th Annual Oak Ridge Conference, April 20, 2006; San Jose, CA.

Author: Peck R, Schweizer J, Weigl B, et al

Publication date: April 2006

Region: Global

A HealthTech Historical Profile: Technologies for Injection Safety

This document provides an historical overview of PATH's work on technologies for injection safety.

Publication date: January 2006

Region: Global

Building a Protected Sharps Barrel

This document explains how to correctly build a protected sharps barrel for the disposal of waste.

Author: Berman A

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Building a Protected Sharps Pit

This document explains how to correctly build a protected sharps pit for the disposal of waste.

Author: Berman A

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Case Study: Andhra Pradesh -- Introducing and Scaling Up a Sharps Waste Management Program

Publication date: 2006

Region: Asia

Clean-Delivery Kits: Guidelines for Their Use in Programmatic Settings

This two-page document outlines basic programmatic guidelines for the use of clean-delivery kits in international settings. It includes a discussion of kit contents, an overview of research on the effectiveness of kits, principles of clean delivery, issues related to production of local kits, and information about ordering preassembled kits.

Author: Wood S; Coffey P

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

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

Region: Global

Correspondence Between RBP and Retinol From DBS Specimens Prepared From Capillary Blood: Evidence From Zimbabwe

This document provides evidence from a study in Zimbabwe that demonstrates the correspondence between serum retinol and retionol-binding protein in estimating the prevalence of and screening for vitamin A deficiency.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Africa

Evaluation of a Needle-Remover Device and Sharps Barrel in Health Posts in Senegal: Final Report

This publication provides a final report on the evaluation of needle-remover devices and sharps barrels in health posts in Senegal.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Africa

Evaluation of Out-of-the-cold-chain Approaches for Improving On-time Delivery of the Hepatitis B Birth Dose in Rural Areas of China

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 rural areas of China.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Asia

Female Condom: A Powerful Tool for Protection

More than 100 experts from 15 countries met in Baltimore, Maryland, in September 2005 at the Global Consultation on the Female Condom (GCFC) to discuss the status of the female condom worldwide and to develop a plan of action to build support for the method. This document answers key questions about the female condom and builds on the momentum created at the GCFC by presenting evidence of the female condom's effectiveness and impact, identifying current challenges to wider use, and indicating the steps that need to be taken now to develop strong female condom programs worldwide.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Final Report: Cold Chain Workshop

This document provides a final report, including summary and recommendations, on a regional workshop to discuss cold chain management issues, particularly regarding their impact on vaccine availability and effectiveness. The workshop was organized by PATH and UNICEF's Regional Office for Latin America & the Caribbean; it was held May 31 through June 2, 2006, in Panama City.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Asia

Global Inventory of Neonatal Resuscitators

The purpose of this global inventory is to provide manufacturer and product information on all neonatal/infant manual resuscitators available worldwide. This inventory includes information on two types of resuscitators: bag and mask, and tube and mask.

Author: Coffey P; Seamans Y

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Global Survey on Management of the Third Stage of Labor Reports

These studies aim to provide ministries of health and their partners with data about the actual practice of active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL), including policy, provider support, and supplies and logistics, along with the descriptive information necessary to assess AMTSL practices and identify barriers to its use in their country.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Instructions for Health Workers: Nevirapine Infant-Dose Pouch

This illustrated job aid provides a quick reference for providers using the nevirapine infant-dose pouch in programs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT).

Author: Berman A; Brooke S

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

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