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Region: Latin America

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InterCambios Website

Launched in 2007, this Spanish-language website provides information, news, and resources to help health sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean respond to gender-based violence.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Latin America

Part of series: Websites

Optimize: Guatemala Report

This report presents the results and lessons learned in a collaborative effort between the Guatemala Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS), the Pan American Health Organization, and project Optimize. The demonstration project attempted to respond to the challenge of introducing new vaccines in Guatemala by implementing an information system for managing individual vaccination records and logistics. For this purpose, two integrated modules were created in the health information system “SIGSA Web.”

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Latin America

Part of series: Project Optimize country reports

Rotavirus Disease and Vaccines in Haiti

This fact sheet provides an overview of rotavirus disease and vaccines in Haiti. It includes information about the tremendous burden of rotavirus diarrhea in Haitian children, rotavirus diarrhea treatment and prevention strategies, and the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines. It also lists countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs.

Publication date: April 2013

Region: Latin America

Part of series: Rotavirus disease and vaccines fact sheets

Developing Total Market Strategies for Family Planning in Nicaragua: Enhancing Public-Private Coordination for Equity and Sustainability

Since 2009, PATH has been working with government family planning officials to engage stakeholders and apply evidence to develop a total market plan for family planning in light of funding shortfalls. This case study in Nicaragua is intended to highlight lessons learned and recommendations for those considering similar initiatives in other settings. It is a sister document to the Vietnam case study, Developing a Total Market Plan for Family Planning in Vietnam.

Author: Drake JK

Publication date: February 2013

Region: Latin America

Nicaragua Family Planning Market Segmentation Analysis

To support a total market approach to family planning in Nicaragua, PATH is helping to enhance the equity and accessibility of family planning services. This study in Nicaragua segments public- and private-sector users into different subgroups, each with its own profile, and makes recommendations about how best to meet the needs of each group. The document highlights not only demographic and economic variations but also differences in values and attitudes, all of which are key drivers of family planning demand.

Author: Winfrey W, Lacayo Y

Publication date: February 2013

Region: Latin America

Improving Availability and Increasing Access to Oxytocin in the Uniject™ Injection System

Globally, the leading cause of maternal death is postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). In the absence of a skilled birth attendant, the World Health Organization recommends that a uterotonic drug, preferably oxytocin, be given to prevent PPH. This fact sheet describes how oxytocin in the Uniject™ injection system is one of the tools that programs in Latin America can use to expand access to oxytocin for prevention and treatment of PPH.

Publication date: September 2011

Region: Latin America

Management of the HIV Epidemic in Nicaragua: The Need to Improve Information Systems and Access to Affordable Diagnostics

This article, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, discusses the need for better information systems and diagnostics for HIV in Nicaragua, a country with a growing epidemic among young people.

Author: Espinoza H, Sequeira M, Domingo G, Amador JJ, Quintanilla M, de los Santos T

Publication date: August 2011

Region: Latin America

The Nicaraguan Health System: An Overview of Critical Challenges and Opportunities

This report provides an overview of Nicaragua's health system and diagnostic needs. It is supported by individual case studies on Chagas disease, dengue, and malaria in Nicaragua. These studies focus on several factors influencing the health care system in Nicaragua, including recent trends, regional and national control strategies, financing and partnerships, and the unmet clinical needs associated with each illness.

Author: Sequeira M, Espinoza H, Amador JJ, Domingo G, Quintanilla M, de los Santos T

Publication date: February 2011

Region: Latin America

Oxytocin in the Uniject® Prefilled Injection Device: Guatemala Pilot Introduction: Cost Analysis of Replacing Oxytocin in Ampoules With Oxytocin in the Uniject® Prefilled Injection Device for Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor at the Institutional Level in Guatemala

The purpose of this cost analysis study conducted at six health facilites was to determine the costs of replacing the existing delivery method with oxytocin in Uniject® for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage. This study complements a larger study on acceptability and feasibility, Pilot Introduction of Oxytocin in Uniject® During Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) at the Institutional Level in Guatemala.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Latin America

Pilot Introduction of Oxytocin in Uniject® During Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) at the Institutional Level in Guatemala

This report shares the results of a pilot introduction of oxytocin in the Uniject® device for use with active management of the third stage of labor that was conducted at the institutional level in Guatemala in 2009. Results include details on the feasibility of introducing oxytocin in Uniject in this context as well as the acceptability of this technology among health care providers and facility managers. The cost analysis can be found here.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Latin America

Shaping a Strategy to Introduce HPV Vaccines in Peru

This document presents new research results from PATH's HPV Vaccines: Evidence for Impact project in Peru. PATH is working with ministries of health and other country partners to develop strategies for introducing vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV), the primary cause of cervical cancer.

Publication date: March 2009

Region: Latin America

Reaching Women in Latin America with Misoprostol Use Instructions

This two-page fact sheet provides a brief overview of the results of an exploratory study conducted by PATH, Ipas, and research partners in Latin America to identify appropriate channels through which misoprostol use instructions could be disseminated to women safely and effectively, without causing legal risk to individuals or restrictions to the availability of the drug in Latin America.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Latin America

Game Board and Manual for the Entre Amigas Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health Game

Game board and manual for the translated and adapted version of PATH's "Safari of Life" game on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. The manual is available as one large file and as seven smaller files for easier downloading.

Publication date: 2004

Region: Latin America

I Want Something Different for My Daughter

This brochure is intended for mothers involved in the Entre Amigas project. Entre Amigas works with girls 10 to 14 years old, to help promote responsibility for their own lives (particularly in the areas of sexuality and reproduction) and foster a suitably enabling environment.

Publication date: 2004

Region: Latin America

I Want Something Different for My Daughter (brochure)

This is a trifold brochure for the Entre Amigas project, which works with girls 10 to 14 years old. Entre Amigas helps them take on responsibility for their own lives (particularly in the areas of sexuality and reproduction) and fosters a suitably enabling environment.

Publication date: 2004

Region: Latin America

Preadolescent Girls: The Hidden Population: Findings from the Entre Amigas Project Baseline

This report, carried out under PATH's Entre Amigas project, describes the methodology and results of qualitative study and qualitative survey carried out as a baseline study on a population of 600 girls ages 10-14 years, living in Ciudad Sandino, Managua, Nicaragua. The baseline findings informed the Entre Amigas program strategy and interventions.

Publication date: 2004

Region: Latin America

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