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Tackling Pneumonia and Diarrhea Together: A Mapping Brief of Global Strategies for Pneumonia and Diarrheal Disease

This policy brief highlights the array of global policies related to pneumonia and diarrheal disease and how the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea, released by the World Health Organization and UNICEF in April 2013, supports all of these efforts by providing an integrated framework for addressing both diseases.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities Technical Reference Team Briefs

The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (the Commission) was formed in 2012 by the UN Secretary-General as a part of the Every Woman Every Child movement. The Commission’s framework for action outlines a priority list of 13 commodities and 10 cross-cutting recommendations to rapidly increase access and use. To help carry forward the Commission’s recommendations at the global and national levels, Global Technical Reference Teams (TRT) were established. One group was formed for each of the 13 commodities and 10 recommendations, and an advocacy working group is dedicated to advancing their cross-cutting goals. The advocacy working group, convened by PATH, developed a series of briefs highlighting the major goals, challenges, and activities of each TRT.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Woman's Condom

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes the Woman's Condom project at PATH.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

mPneumonia Application

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work to develop a cell phone–based application to assist with management of childhood pneumonia in resource-limited settings. Called the mPneumonia application, it will incorporate a digital version of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness algorithm with a software-based respiratory rate counter and a pulse oximeter, providing a user-friendly diagnostic and management tool.

Publication date: June 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health: PATH's Collaborations With European Partners

This policy brief highlights the essential role that public-private partnerships play in how PATH effectively develops innovations with our European partners to overcome global health challenges. These partnerships are key to ensuring the sustainability and impact of health innovations. For further information on PATH's public-private partnerships, see Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health: How PATH Advances Technologies Through Cross-Sector Collaboration.

Publication date: June 2013

Region: North America and Europe

User-Friendly Product Presentation: Amoxicillin Dispersible Tablets for the Treatment of Childhood Pneumonia

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work to evaluate existing package designs for amoxicillin dispersible tablets for the treatment of childhood pneumonia. The project will develop preliminary concepts for improved product design to facilitate distribution and clear instructions to facilitate treatment adherence.

Publication date: June 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Financing and Coordination of Health Research: Perspectives from Nonprofits on Accelerating Product Development and Improving Access for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This paper is the first in a series that will demonstrate how nonprofit product development organizations work to advance research and development for poverty-related and neglected diseases and conditions in low- and middle-income countries. This series is meant to inform global policy and financing debates, including but not limited to discussions on the recommendations outlined in the 2012 report from the WHO Consultative Expert Working Group on research and development.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

A History of Vaccines

This fact sheet on the history of vaccines gives a brief overview of disease rates before and after the development of vaccines.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Investing in Vaccines for the Developing World

This fact sheet on investing in vaccines for the developing world details the cost of developing and distributing vaccines, and it outlines the innovative funding solutions designed to address these issues.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: North America and Europe

Menstrual Hygiene Management: Developing an Affordable Sanitary Pad

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop and advance appropriate, affordable options for women and girls to manage menstruation in low-resource settings.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Oral Rehydration Therapy/Oral Rehydration Solution

This fact sheet aims to raise awareness about oral rehydration therapy to rehydrate people—particularly infants and children—who have lost fluids because of diarrhea. One in a set of introductory resources, it provides stakeholders and policymakers in the world’s poorest countries with crucial information on a proven intervention in the fight against diarrheal disease.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Diarrheal disease fact sheets

Policy Advocacy at PATH: A Catalyst for Change: Leveraging Resources, Expertise, and Influence to Maximize Health Impacts

This fact sheet describes the vital role PATH’s advocacy is playing to ensure that policies meet the needs of the most vulnerable people and expand access to lifesaving interventions. PATH's advocacy focuses on cross-cutting issues impacting global health as well as specific health areas such as maternal, newborn, and child health; malaria; and HIV/AIDS.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

The Road to Safe and Effective Vaccines: Clinical Trials and Their Role in Providing Lifesaving Vaccines

This fact sheet highlights the development of new vaccines through clinical trials and their role in providing safe and effective vaccines.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Understanding Vaccines

This fact sheet on understanding vaccines describes how vaccines work and lists the different types of vaccines.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

The Post-2015 Global Development Agenda: Ensuring Innovation in Health for Maximum Impact

This policy brief outlines PATH's priorities and recommendations to ensure that the post-2015 development agenda includes key health targets to maximize development opportunities and impacts.

Publication date: March 2013

Region: Global

Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health: How PATH Advances Technologies Through Cross-Sector Collaboration

This policy report highlights the essential role that public-private partnerships play in driving global health product development and offers insights into the key components of successful multi-sector partnerships led by PATH. For examples of our European public-private partnerships, see Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health: PATH's Collaborations With European Partners.

Publication date: March 2013

Region: Global

Sequestration: The Devastating Impact on Global Health Research and Development

This fact sheet by the GHTC examines the importance of US government support in global health research and development and how indiscriminate budget cuts will unfairly target global health research and development programs that are effective, save lives, and create jobs.

Publication date: March 2013

Region: North America and Europe

Renewing US Leadership: Policies to Advance Global Health Research

The fourth annual policy report from the Global Health Technologies Coalition outlines actions the United States can take to help reduce deaths, extend lives, and secure healthier futures by supporting research for new health tools.

Publication date: February 2013

Region: North America and Europe

Part of series: GHTC's annual policy reports

Saving Children Through Program and Policy Integration: A Peek Into PATH’s Coordinated Approach to Curbing Pneumonia and Diarrhea in Cambodia

PATH and our partners implemented the Enhanced Diarrheal Disease Initiative in 2011 to tackle the leading killers of Cambodian children under five years old: pneumonia and diarrheal disease. The program successfully strengthened policies related to diarrheal disease and pneumonia and implemented a new integrated package of services within rural communities. This document is a condensed version of the case study Tackling Pneumonia and Diarrheal Disease Through Program and Policy Coordination.

Publication date: February 2013

Region: Asia

Tackling Pneumonia and Diarrheal Disease Through Program and Policy Coordination: A Case Study of PATH's Integrated Approach in Cambodia

This case study highlights how PATH's Enhanced Diarrheal Disease Initiative can serve as a model for an integrated advocacy and implementation approach to childhood pneumonia and diarrheal disease, which could be replicated in other districts of Cambodia and other countries across the world. This case study is a comprehensive version of the shorter Saving Children Through Program and Policy Integration.

Publication date: January 2013

Region: Asia

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