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  1. The 2019 Global Digital Health Forum showcased how digital tools have become an integral part of improving health care access. Progress can be accelerated by building tools that consider a diversity of users and encourage self-care.
    Published: January 2020
    Type: Article
  2. With a recent approval from the World Health Organization, this high-quality, more affordable vaccine is poised to help more countries access protection against the top cause of deadly childhood pneumonia.
    Published: December 2019
    Type: Article
  3. This fact sheet provides an overview of pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases, including disease burden and prevention and treatment measures. It also summarizes the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) landscape, including the addition of Serum Institute of India, Pvt., Ltd.'s PCV (PNEUMOSIL®) to the suite of World Health Organization (WHO) prequalified PCVs. Also described are the Phase 3 clinical study results that constituted the pivotal data required for WHO prequalification.
    Published: December 2019
    Type: Resource Page
  4. The Data Use Partnership (DUP) is a Tanzanian Government–led initiative that is improving the national health care system through better digital health systems and the use of health information. DUP aims to strengthen digital health and build local capacity so that everyone—from government officials to health workers to patients—can take more informed action to improve health, leading to a healthier Tanzania. This brief summarizes how the Government of Tanzania, through the DUP initiative, is working to digitalize primary health care so that health workers can identify, track, and support patients across the continuum of care, whether a mother is visiting the clinic for her first antenatal care visit or taking her child for a lifesaving vaccine. Applying digital health solutions to primary health care can enhance health service delivery; enable evidence-based actions based on high-quality, real-time data; and improve patient care.
    Published: December 2019
    Type: Resource Page
  5. The Data Use Partnership (DUP) is a Tanzanian Government–led initiative that is improving the national health care system through better digital health systems and the use of health information. DUP aims to strengthen digital health and build local capacity so that everyone—from government officials to health workers to patients—can take more informed action to improve health, leading to a healthier Tanzania. Data governance refers to the process of safeguarding and harnessing digital technologies and the information they contain across the data lifecycle—from the moment a patient’s information is first entered in the system and throughout his or her entire life. This brief summarizes how Tanzania, under the DUP initiative, is working to establish strong governance structures to manage data, establish data quality, and facilitate data use to advance better health outcomes.
    Published: December 2019
    Type: Resource Page
  6. Deogratias Agaba is a senior communications officer with PATH’s Advocacy & Public Policy team in Uganda. In advance of UHC Day, he reflects on the important role advocates play in achieving universal health coverage.
    Published: December 2019
    Type: Article
  7. This poster uses results from the Zambia National Malaria Indicator Survey 2018 to describe both the coverage and usage of insecticide-treated bednets after a mass distribution campaign.
    Published: November 2019
    Type: Resource Page
  8. This poster describes the creation of a predictive model that allows high malaria risk health facility catchments in Senegal to be proactively targeted with interventions.
    Published: November 2019
    Type: Resource Page
  9. This poster describes the results of applying a package of malaria interventions (the use of proven vector control tools, expanding access to malaria treatment through case management, clearing parasites through selective use of mass drug administration, and improved surveillance including at both facility and community levels) to Mulobezi District in Western Province, Zambia.
    Published: November 2019
    Type: Resource Page
  10. This poster summarizes key findings from the Zambia National Malaria Indicator Survey 2018.
    Published: November 2019
    Type: Resource Page
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