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The Journey to Scale: Moving Together Past Digital Health Pilots

The digital health community is on a journey to deliver health impact. Over the past decade, this community has demonstrated through pilots that information and communication technology can improve health services delivery in the developing world. We propose that digital health interventions will impact health outcomes significantly only when routinely used, or institutionalized, as a common practice. Achieving institutionalization requires the right leadership, solution, approach, and capacity. This paper, written by the Digital Health Solutions team, is intended to stimulate debate on what that implies for our investment and collaboration strategies.

Author: Wilson K, Gertz B, Arenth B, Salisbury N

Publication date: December 2014

Region: Global

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: November 2014

Region: Africa, Asia, Global

Community-Based Approach to Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Pregnancy in Kisumu, Kenya: Exploring the Value of Utilizing Community Health Workers in Malaria in Pregnancy Prevention

In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria in pregnancy continues to contribute to high maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. In Kisumu, Kenya, PATH developed a two-phased approach to increase coverage of malaria in pregnancy prevention activities and strengthen antenatal care. This report details the activities and outcomes of the pilot project and offers recommendations for next steps.

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Africa

PATH in China: Joining With Diverse Partners to Create Sustainable Health Solutions

This brochure outlines PATH's work in China, with emphasis on public-private partnerships for product development. Areas of focus include vaccines and immunization, health technologies, and women's health.

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Country brochures

Fighting Multidrug-Resistant TB in the DRC: Results of MDR-TB Programming Scale-Up in Seven Provinces

This project brief describes PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo to control and treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The brief outlines a project to train national clinicians to diagnose MDR-TB, strengthen the diagnostic capacities of local laboratories, and mobilize communities to help patients successfully complete treatment. All of this work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa

Improving Data Quality and Validation in the DRC

This project brief explains how PATH worked to improve tuberculosis (TB) data collection methods at the local level in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which led to more timely and accurate reporting of data to national and global stakeholders, allowing officials to have more relevant discussions around TB control. All of this work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa

Public-Private Mix for Tuberculosis and HIV: Lessons Learned From Vietnam

This project brief outlines PATH's work to improve integrated services for tuberculosis (TB) and HIV in various districts throughout Vietnam using a public-private mix model. The brief details how the project was piloted and adapted over time to successfully improve TB and HIV case detection and treatment in the project sites. All of this work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Asia

Tackling TB and HIV Co-infection in the DRC: Results of Integration Efforts at 70 Test Sites

This project brief explains the activities and outcomes of PATH's work in the Democratic Republic of Congo to control and treat tuberculosis (TB) and HIV co-infection. By introducing and scaling up a comprehensive package of collaborative interventions, PATH influenced TB-HIV planning at the national level, activities in the field, and community access to integrated TB-HIV services. All of this work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa

2013 Annual Report: Accelerating Innovation

In 2013, PATH and our partners touched the lives of more than 219 million people with new vaccines and drug treatments, breakthrough health tools, and powerful strategies to change the course of disease. Our 2013 annual report highlights our achievements across five innovation platforms.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Annual reports

Building Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization Capacity for TB Control: Strategies to Improve Case Detection and Treatment Adherence in India

This project brief describes PATH’s work in promoting tuberculosis (TB) control in India by building local and national capacities in advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) strategies. This work aimed to improve TB case detection and treatment adherence by training local civil-society members and national-level staff to design and implement ACSM work plans. This project was made possible through support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Health Human Resources Support for TB Control: Maximizing Capacity to Achieve Universal Access in India

This project brief describes PATH’s work in promoting tuberculosis (TB) control in India by contributing to health human resources development throughout the country. With support from the United States Agency for International Development, PATH worked with Initiatives Inc. to assess the state of human resources working in TB-related capacities in India, to analyze the feasibility of integrating the national TB program with the general health system, and to pilot an integrated model of TB programming within the general health system in four districts. The brief outlines lessons learned that can be applied to future health human resources development in TB-related capacities in India and globally.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Laboratory Strengthening: Building Laboratory Capacity to Promote Universal Access to Quality Diagnosis and Expand Services for Drug-Resistant TB in India

This project brief outlines PATH’s work in strengthening national laboratories in India to correctly diagnose tuberculosis (TB), including multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). In collaboration with FIND, the World Health Organization, and other partners, PATH provided intense technical assistance to India's Revised National TB Control Program to introduce new diagnostic technologies into Indian laboratories, improve biosafety and infrastructure, build nationwide laboratory networks, and strengthen quality assurance. This work was made possible through support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Preventing the Spread of TB: Improving Infection Prevention and Control in India’s Health Facilities

This project brief describes one aspect of PATH’s contributions to tuberculosis (TB) control in India. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development, PATH worked with India’s Revised National TB Control Program to implement new national guidelines on airborne infection control in India. Work included developing education materials for health workers and their patients, convening experience-sharing workshops for national TB program staff, and training local engineers and architects to design effective infection-control measures within health facilities.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Public-Private Mix for TB Control: Indian Chemists Join National Efforts to Find and Treat More Cases of TB

This project brief describes PATH’s contributions to developing public-private mix (PPM) approaches to TB control in India. With support from the United States Agency for International Development, PATH supported a PPM pilot project in Andhra Pradesh that aimed to train private chemists in identifying presumed TB cases and referring them to government diagnosis centers, promoting community awareness of TB prevention, and reducing the sale of TB drugs to persons without a prescription. This project provided valuable lessons and insights into applying PPM strategies to future TB control projects in India and elsewhere.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Supporting Effective Management of Preeclampsia/Eclampsia: Mobile Application for Dosing and Dilution of Magnesium Sulfate

Severe preeclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E) are among the leading causes of maternal death and disability worldwide. Magnesium sulfate is the treatment recommended by the World Health Organization, but it remains underutilized due to difficult administration. PATH designed a mobile application for dosing and dilution of magnesium sulfate to address the challenges of correctly calculating magnesium sulfate dosage given multiple concentrations and a complex dosing regimen.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Preventing and Managing Noncommunicable Diseases

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH’s work in noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Our goal is to reduce preventable morbidity and mortality by using innovation and technology to increase access to prevention and care for NCDs in low-resource settings.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Courageous Community Leaders Go Above and Beyond to Fight Tuberculosis One Patient at a Time

This is the story of how two community members, Mr. Ritte and Mr. Kiondo, decided to team up to fight tuberculosis (TB). With PATH's training, the two men were able to improve TB case detection and treatment success in their community and in other districts, helping to foster the TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment goals of the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Fighting Childhood Tuberculosis in Tanzania

This is the story of how PATH and our partners have supported the development of Tanzania's national pediatric tuberculosis (TB) guidelines to help health care workers at all levels of the health system better diagnose, treat, and cure children suffering from TB. This story is one of a series of success stories that showcase some of the ways that PATH’s work in TB is having an impact on people’s lives in a variety of settings around the world. This work was made possible through generous funding from the US Agency for International Development.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Tuberculosis success stories

Commercialization Toolkit Website

This website showcases a combination of approaches that were successful in making health products available to low-income households. It can be used by anyone aiming to increase access to products that can help sustain health for low-income households.  See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Program websites

Zambia Country Program Website

This website about PATH’s Zambia country program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Program websites

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