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Subject: For advocates and policymakers

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Advocacy to Improve Health for Women and Children: Strategies and Stories From the Field

Advocacy is one of the many powerful tools that PATH uses to achieve our mission. By influencing decision-makers at all levels of government in countries around the world, PATH works to create a policy environment that supports good health. Advocacy to Improve Health for Women and Children: Strategies and Stories From the Field provides stories from Africa and Asia that illustrate how PATH uses a 10-part approach to advocacy to achieve lasting policy change. The stories are a resource for global health implementers and advocates to help them develop strategies to achieve policy goals. Although the examples are specific to particular countries and health issues, the methods used to accomplish policy objectives can be practiced in a variety of settings to address a myriad of issues.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: Africa, Asia, Global

Partnering to Create Market-Based Solutions With Measurable Impact

PATH’s pioneering work with the private sector strengthens vulnerable communities and saves lives. This overview document explains the four primary ways PATH collaborates with the private sector to bring innovation to scale and features examples of successful PATH partnership projects.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: Global

The Shared Path to Maternal and Newborn Health

Interventions across the continuum of care determine healthy outcomes for both mother and baby. This infographic highlights the critical role of access to family planning, nutrition, prenatal and obsteric care, medicines and technologies, and newborn care. The health and survival of women and newborns lays the foundation for healthy communities. A related policy brief describes the important role that donors and policymakers can play in making a significant global health impact through funding and supporting maternal and child health programs.

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: December 2014

Region: Africa, Asia, Global

Tackling the Deadliest Diseases for the World's Poorest Children

In the past decade, global investments have led to great progress toward improving the health of children in developing countries. Yet pneumonia and diarrhea still cause 25 percent of all child deaths. This infographic makes the case for controlling pneumonia and diarrhea simultaneously to achieve the greatest impact.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: Africa, Asia, Global

US Department of Defense and PATH: Working Together to Advance Global Health Innovations

PATH collaborates with the US Department of Defense (DoD) to advance global health innovations. This fact sheet provides examples of successes that PATH, DoD, and our partners have had in working to adapt, test, and expand access to tools and technologies that can reduce illness in the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: Africa, North America and Europe, Global

US Department of Health and Human Services and PATH: Working Together to Protect and Improve Global Health

PATH and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) work together to protect and improve health in developing countries. This fact sheet provides examples of successes that PATH, HHS, and our partners have had in developing and deploying new global health technologies to prevent, detect, and control epidemic and neglected diseases, advance health research, and save lives around the world.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: Africa, Asia, North America and Europe, Global

USAID and PATH: Working Together to Improve Global Health

PATH and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) work together to promote and improve health in developing countries. This fact sheet provides examples of successes that PATH, USAID, and our private partners have had in advancing technologies, strengthening health systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors to improve health and allow communities around the world to prosper.

Publication date: December 2014

Region: North America and Europe, Global

Policies and Actions for More Effective Malaria in Pregnancy Efforts: Maternal and Newborn Health in Kenya

In Kenya, malaria in pregnancy continues to contribute to high maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. By translating emerging evidence on community-based distribution of antimalarial medicine into policy action, policymakers in Kenya have the opportunity to significantly decrease malaria-related mortality and morbidity during pregnancy, safeguarding the health and lives of countless women and newborns. This brief describes recommendations and policies at the global level and in Kenya and identifies ways in which to expand access to preventive treatment for mothers.

Publication date: October 2014

Region: Africa

Connecting Health Information Systems for Better Health: Leveraging Interoperability Standards to Link Patient, Provider, Payor, and Policymaker Data

This e-book, written by the Digital Health Solutions team for the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, is a reference guide for countries wanting to link their universal health coverage and eHealth information systems using a standards-based approach. It provides a set of actionable steps and links to resources to develop a national eHealth standards framework. The e-book can be read online, downloaded as a PDF, or downloaded to an e-reader.

Author: Ritz D, Althauser C, Wilson K

Publication date: September 2014

Region: Global

Healthy Markets

This fact sheet describes the Healthy Markets project, which is designed to grow the commercial market for HIV-related goods and services to meet the needs of Vietnam's most-at-risk populations. The project offers market and consumer behavior research, policy and regulatory support, technical assistance, and private-sector engagement opportunities to encourage innovation and investment.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Asia

Integrating Female Condoms Into HIV Prevention Programs: A Case Study of Barriers, Facilitators, and Future Opportunities in Kenya

This report examines the factors that have supported and hindered the inclusion of female condoms in two HIV prevention programs in Kenya—prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and voluntary medical male circumcision—and offers potential actions to help improve integration and access in future programming.

Author: Whipkey KJ, Coffey PS, East L, Omurwa T, Murunga P

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Africa, Global

Policy Advocacy for Total Market Approaches for Family Planning: Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Workshop May 2014

In May 2014, PATH and the United Nations Population Fund convened a regional workshop on policy advocacy for total market approaches (TMAs) for family planning, in Antalya, Turkey. Seventy-three participants from 18 countries gathered to learn more about advocacy strategy development and to plan advocacy activities to bring about policy changes in support of their TMA action plans.

Publication date: August 2014

Region: Eastern Europe, Global

Increasing TB Case Detection and Improving Treatment Outcomes: Through Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization

This project brief outlines PATH's work in training employees of national tuberculosis (TB) programs and civil-society organizations to conduct advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) activities aimed at improving TB case detection and treatment outcomes in their countries. This work was made possible with funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Global

"Nothing for Us Without Us": Establishing a Tuberculosis-Free Africa Through Community Action

This project brief outlines PATH's role in supporting the creation of the Africa Coalition on Tuberculosis (ACT!), a core group of committed activists from high-burden tuberculosis countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This work was made possible with generous funding from the United States Agency for International Development.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Africa

Stabilizing the Antimalarial Drug Supply: Semisynthetic Artemisinin Could Meet up to One-Third of Global Need

Artemisinin-based combination therapy is considered the gold standard treatment for malaria, but global demand has often outpaced production, and pricing has been volatile. This fact sheet describes the cross-sector partnership PATH formed to develop a new way to produce high-quality, nonseasonal, and affordable artemisinin to supplement the plant-based supply.

Publication date: July 2014

Region: Global

Child Health in Tanzania: Identifying Policy Pathways to Help Prevent Child Deaths From Pneumonia and Diarrhea

This brief provides policy recommendations to help Tanzania reduce the impacts of pneumonia and diarrhea and ensure all children have the chance to lead healthy lives.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Africa

Semisynthetic Artemisinin: Cross-Sector Partnership to Stabilize the Antimalarial Drug Supply

Artemisinin-based combination therapy is considered the gold standard treatment for malaria, but global demand has often outpaced production, and pricing has been volatile. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH and our partners set out to develop a new pharmaceutical manufacturing process to produce commercial volumes of high-quality, nonseasonal, and affordable artemisinin to supplement the plant-based supply. This poster, presented at the Bay Area World Malaria Day Symposium on April 25, 2014, presents key facts on malaria, the market for artemisinin, partner roles, and commercial production.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Closing the Gap in Child Survival: How Supporting Newborn Health Programs Can Reap Great Rewards for Child Health

This policy brief highlights the important role that donors and policymakers play in making a significant global health impact through funding and supporting maternal and child health programs that specifically address the leading causes of newborn mortality, as well as the development, introduction, and scale-up of new, lifesaving innovations. It includes two recommendations for US government action. A related infographic illustrates the continuous cycle of care needed to ensure health for mothers and babies.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: North America and Europe

Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on the Information Technology Initiative of the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, an innovative learning community where practitioners and policymakers from around the globe co-develop knowledge that focuses on the practical “how to” of achieving universal health coverage.

Publication date: March 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

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