Subject: Health technologies
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- Comparative Study of the Functionality and Acceptability of Four Neonatal Resuscitation Devices
This report documents a participatory evaluation that sought to expand the accessibility, availability, and use of appropriate and effective neonatal resuscitator devices for South African populations.
Publication date: May 2008
- 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
- Consumer and Market Research on Household Water Treatment Products in Vietnam
PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing an innovative safe water project with the goal of enabling commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and storage products for low-income populations in Vietnam and other developing countries. This project brief summarizes the results of three studies—a consumer study, a product scan, and an analysis of distribution channels—that were conducted from April to December 2008 to inform the development and implementation of a safe water pilot project in Vietnam.
Author: Kols, A
Publication date: April 2010
- Controlling Diarrheal Disease in Vietnam
This fact sheet summarizes PATH's projects in Vietnam that aimed to reduce childhood illness and death from diarrhea. Efforts included collaborations to update guidelines for health workers, clinical trials of rotavirus vaccines, and household water treatment and storage activities.
Publication date: May 2012
Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets
- Cool Innovations for Vaccine Transportation and Storage
Keeping heat-sensitive vaccines and other drugs at the right temperature is crucial yet often difficult in areas with limited or no electrical power. In response to this challenge, a group of public- and private-sector partners is working with project Optimize to evaluate a range of transportation and storage containers for heat-sensitive drugs and vaccines that operate in environments with or without access to reliable power.
Publication date: July 2012
- 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
- Cost Analysis of Rapid Strip Tests for the Detection of Maternal Syphilis in Mozambique and Bolivia
Summary of a study to estimate the clinical and economic impact of prenatal syphilis screening with the rapid plasma reagin test and the immunochromatographic strip test in low-resource settings. Presented at: International Conference on Global Health: Global Health Council, May 30, 2006; Washington, DC.
Author: Levin C, Steele M, Atherly D
Publication date: May 2006
- Cryotherapy for Cervical Cancer Prevention
Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on cryotherapy for cervical cancer prevention.
Publication date: April 2012
Part of series: Technology Updates
- DefeatDD Website
DefeatDD.org is an interactive website aimed at informing and inspiring advocates committed to joining their voices and raising awareness about diarrheal disease. The website hosts a weekly blog about advances in diarrheal disease control and provides key documents and links to information on simple, lifesaving interventions that have the potential to significantly impact diarrhea incidence worldwide.
Publication date: 2013
Part of series: Websites
- Delivering MenAfriVac Using the Controlled Temperature Chain Approach
In November 2012, the first immunization campaign to use a controlled temperature chain (CTC) took place in northern Benin. This photo set by project Optimize contains images taken during the campaign, where more than 155,000 people were vaccinated using the CTC approach.
Publication date: April 2013
Part of series: Project Optimize photo sets
- Delivering on the Promise of Information Technology to Strengthen Health Systems: PATH's Approach to Enterprise Architecture Addresses Common Challenges of Health Systems
From tracking tuberculosis in Africa to providing better maternal and child health care in India, PATH's work in health information systems is bridging the gap between global health and information and communication technology using a different approach—a user-driven enterprise architecture and technology that addresses user requirements.
Publication date: June 2011
- Delivering Vaccines: A Cost Comparison of In-Country Vaccine Transport Container Options
Project Optimize, a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization, undertook a cost-comparison case study of five container options for vaccine transport from the national to the regional level in Senegal. This report may be used as a starting point for other country vaccine programs weighing transport options in the face of increasing vaccine volume.
Author: Lorenson K, Mvundura M
Publication date: January 2013
- Delivery Kit
Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes delivery kit work at PATH.
Publication date: July 2013
Part of series: Technology Updates
- Demonstrating Needle Remover Use to Improve Sharps Waste Management in Vietnam
PATH and Vietnam's National Expanded Program on Immunization pilot tested the use of a needle-remover device in rural Vietnam. This fact sheet reports on health workers' experience that needle removers were easy to operate, safe, and effective for treating contaminated syringes at health centers and in the community.
Publication date: 2007
- Designing Safe Syringe Disposal Systems for Immunization Services: A Guide for Program Managers
Author: Lloyd J; Wittet S; Lasher H
Publication date: 2003
- Detection and Characterization of Acute Febrile Illness in Western Kenya
This poster presents a study to collect and characterize specimens from febrile patients who were suspected to have malaria, pedigree specimens against a panel of nucleic acid and serological markers, and draw early insights into data that would be generated by a multiplex diagnostic platform. Presented at The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, December 7, 2008; New Orleans, LA.
Author: Gerlach JL, Waitumbi J, Koros J, et al
Publication date: December 2008
- Detection of High-Risk HPV-E6 Oncoprotein in Low and High-Grade Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN): Emerging Evidence for Predictive Validity
This poster demonstrates the predictive validity of an assay developed by Arbor Vita and PATH. For this study, cervical swab specimens collected from women screened, diagnosed, and managed in rural settings in China were tested for the presence of HPV-16 DNA then examined for HPV16-E6 expression. Results confirmed E6 is a potential diagnostic marker. Presented at: 23rd Papillomavirus Conference and Clinical Workshop, September 1, 2006; Prague, Czech Republic.
Author: Schweizer J, Somoza C, Mahoney C, et al
Publication date: September 2006
- The Detection of HIV-1 Proviral DNA in Less Than 20 Minutes
Recombinase Polymerase Amplification (RPA) assays were designed to detect pol from HIV-1BRU proviral DNA using real-time or immunochromatographic strip detection of RPA amplicons. Presented at: AACC 41st Annual Oak Ridge Conference, April 16, 2009; Baltimore, MD.
Author: Boyle DS, Lehman DA, Overbaugh J, et al
Publication date: April 2009
- Developing a Lateral Flow Strip Test for E6 Oncoprotein to Identify Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN) at Increased Risk of Progression to Cervical Cancer
This poster outlines the evaluation of two immunochromatographic strip test platforms for the best limit of detection: one uses an antibody colloidal gold conjugate which is visually interpreted yielding qualitative results, and the other uses an antibody paramagnetic particle conjugate which is read by an instrument yielding quantitative results. The resulting limits of detection of these two methods are compared to the target limit of detection for an E6 assay of ~50 pg. Presented at: 23rd Papillomavirus Conference and Clinical Workshop, September 1, 2006; Prague, Czech Republic.
Author: Peck R, Weigl BH, Schweizer J, et al
Publication date: September 2006
- Developing a Point-of-Care Multiplexed Diagnostic System for Low-Resource Settings in Developing Countries
A report on the selection and evaluation of target markers for a multiplex diagnostic platform under development. Based on the DxBox platform being developed as part of a public-private consortium lead by the University of Washington. Presented at the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, March 25, 2008; San Francisco, CA.
Author: Gerlach JL, Anyona S, Koros J, et al
Publication date: March 2008