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Activities and Stakeholders in the Global Water Sector: A Preliminary Analysis

This is part of a series of project briefs discussing the activities, research findings, and field experiences of PATH’s Safe Water Project. The project briefs are available in two formats: one for onscreen viewing and one for booklet-style printing.

Author: Snyder B

Publication date: January 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation—Ethiopia

To increase access to safe drinking water and reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases, PATH’s Safe Water Project has been exploring the potential of market-based approaches to provide clean water for low- and middle-income households. The goal of the project's product development work has been to understand user needs and preferences around household water treatment and storage, foster widespread demand for and availability of new and/or improved products, and raise the bar for the affordability, quality, value, and performance of these products. This report focuses on the results of user research in Ethiopia.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation reports

Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation—Mali

To increase access to safe drinking water and reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases, PATH’s Safe Water Project has been exploring the potential of market-based approaches to provide clean water for low- and middle-income households. The goal of the project's product development work has been to understand user needs and preferences around household water treatment and storage, foster widespread demand for and availability of new and/or improved products, and raise the bar for the affordability, quality, value, and performance of these products. This report focuses on the results of user research in Mali.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation reports

Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation—Tanzania

To increase access to safe drinking water and reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases, PATH’s Safe Water Project has been exploring the potential of market-based approaches to provide clean water for low- and middle-income households. The goal of the project's product development work has been to understand user needs and preferences around household water treatment and storage, foster widespread demand for and availability of new and/or improved products, and raise the bar for the affordability, quality, value, and performance of these products. This report focuses on the results of user research in Tanzania.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Africa

Part of series: Africa User Research in Water & Sanitation reports

Bicycle Model Yields Rich Learning Despite Limited Results: Microentrepreneurs Try to Sell New Water Treatment Product in Rural India

PATH’s Safe Water Project is implementing innovative methods to enable commercial enterprises to produce, distribute, sell, and maintain effective household water treatment and storage (HWTS) products for low-income populations in multiple developing countries around the world. This project brief and fact sheet summarize the findings of the bicycle entrepreneur distribution model—the first of a number of pilot projects that PATH and its partners undertook in India and other countries to overcome distribution and marketing barriers that make it difficult for HWTS manufacturers to reach lower-income households and rural markets.

Author: Lasher H

Publication date: July 2011

Region: Asia

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Cambodia Country Program Website

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

Publication date: 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Program websites

China Country Program Website

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

Publication date: 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Program websites

Chlorine Test Strips

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work, in collaboration with our partners, to refine a simple test strip for accurate chlorine dosing of water in low-income settings.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Commercial Approaches to Providing Safe Water in India: A Literature Review

This is part of a series of project briefs discussing the activities, research findings, and field experiences of PATH’s Safe Water Project. The briefs are available in two formats: one for onscreen viewing and one for booklet-style printing.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: January 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

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: May 2010

Region: Asia

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

Region: Asia

Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets

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: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Websites

Developing the Smart Electrochlorinator: A Low-Cost Solution to Safe Water for Small Communities

PATH is working to provide safe water at the community level. The Smart Electrochlorinator 200 (SE200) is a device that allows communities to take ownership of the safety of their drinking water while potentially creating income opportunities for local entrepreneurs. This project brief summarizes PATH's work facilitating the development and implementation of the SE200.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: July 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Diarrhoea Dialogues: From Policies to Progress

Diarrhoea Dialogues: From Policies to Progress reviews national policies and strategies to control diarrhea in three African countries: Ethiopia, Mali, and Zambia. The report provides recommendations based on research findings and calls for global and national decision-makers to take coordinated action to overcome challenges and address diarrhea by engaging in dialogue and working together to save lives.

Publication date: May 2012

Region: Global

Directions in Global Health (Volume 5, Issue 1)

This issue of Directions in Global Health profiles our effort to expand access to safe water, particularly in India; a project to improve nutrition for infants and young children; our thermostable vaccine work; surveillance activities for Japanese encephalitis; and our work under the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition.

Publication date: May 2008

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Directions in Global Health (Volume 6, Issue 1)

This special issue of Directions in Global Health highlights PATH’s work to advance technologies to improve global health. Featured technologies include low-cost tests to screen for cervical cancer, a new vaccine to protect against meningitis in Africa, products to prevent diarrheal disease, and Ultra Rice food fortification technology. The issue also includes a summary of PATH’s approach to developing and introducing innovative health technologies.

Publication date: May 2009

Region: Global

Part of series: Directions in Global Health

Echoing Success: Expanding Promotion of Home Water Treatment Through the Antenatal Water and Hygiene Kit Program in Malawi

Since 2006, PATH has investigated how commercial market forces can help extend access to safe water in developing countries and reduce waterborne disease. Promoting household water treatment and storage products targeted to low-income consumers is a key part of the strategy. This project brief summarizes PATH's work in Malawi working with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess the effects of an innovative program that promoted chlorine disinfectants for household water treatment to pregnant women seeking antenatal care.

Author: Kols A, Wood S, Schlanger K

Publication date: October 2012

Region: Africa

Part of series: Safe water briefs

Efficacy of Standard Methods for Water Testing at a Range of Nonstandard Temperature

Fifteen strains of Escherichia coli from various geographical areas, animal, and soil sources were tested on standard and nonstandard detection assays at temperatures from 23°C to 45°C to test the viability of currently available E. coli tests in low-resource settings. Presented at the American Society for Microbiology Conference, June 1, 2008; Boston, MA.

Author: Allen E, Dillman L, Weigl B

Publication date: July 2008

Region: Global

Empowering Schools and Communities in Kenya: A School-Based Water Treatment, Hygiene, and Education Program Using Electrochlorination

This poster summarizes PATH's work to pilot tools for water treatment and education about water, sanitation, and hygiene in three primary schools in Western Province, Kenya. The poster was presented at the Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy conference hosted by the University of North Carolina Water Institute in October 2012.

Author: Forsyth J, Ochola A, Odengo R, et al

Publication date: October 2012

Region: Africa

Extended User Testing of Water Treatment Devices in Andhra Pradesh

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 multiple developing countries around the world. This project brief summarizes the findings and implications of user testing conducted for five household water treatment and safe storage devices in Andhra Pradesh, India, in 2009.

Author: Kols A

Publication date: August 2010

Region: Asia

Part of series: Safe water briefs

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