Asia-Pacific

  1. PATH has been a trusted partner to Vietnam’s Ministry of Health for four decades. We’ve supported its work to expand sexual, reproductive, maternal, and child health services, and to address infectious and vaccine-preventable diseases. Today, as rapid social and economic changes transform Vietnam, we are leveraging our thought leadership with the government, the private sector, civil-society organizations, and social entrepreneurs to advance equitable access to good health. Specific efforts include developing sustainable responses to diseases like HIV and tuberculosis (TB); supporting local stakeholders to develop their own health solutions, like domestically produced vaccines; and acting quickly to address new and emerging health threats, such as non-communicable diseases, hospital infections, drug resistance, and environmental dangers.
    Published: June 2019
    Type: Resource Page
  2. PATH has been contributing to Myanmar’s health care transformation since 2012 and supports the government’s commitment to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. PATH works with the government, nongovernmental actors, and the private sector to leverage partnerships, policy advocacy, new technologies, and innovative approaches to address inequities in key health areas—nutrition, vaccines and immunization, sexual and reproductive health, infectious diseases, and noncommunicable diseases.
    Published: June 2019
    Type: Resource Page
  3. As part of multi-pronged eradication efforts, PATH is advancing a rapid diagnostic screening test to help detect a class of rare genetic diseases that presents a unique risk for spreading the poliovirus.
    Published: June 2019
    Type: Article
  4. Almost half of the world’s population is at risk for malaria. A new reference tool that PATH and our partner have developed will support researchers in creating malaria diagnostics that can identify cases that are currently missed.
    Published: June 2019
    Type: Article
  5. In India, PATH advocates helped a fledgling ambulance service grow into a lifesaving program for mothers and babies.
    Published: June 2019
    Type: Article
  6. PATH, with support from UNICEF, is working to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate health care waste management models in two pilot townships in Myanmar. Improper health care waste management, including the unsafe disposal of used syringes and needles, can increase the likelihood of accidents among health workers. PATH trained health staff on good immunization waste management practices, introduced needle and hub cutters for health staff—devices used to separate the potentially infectious needle from the syringe body, and assigned and constructed safe disposal sites for sharps and infectious waste.These validated health care waste management models will help the Myanmar Ministry of Health Sports and Occupational and Environmental Health Division to minimize the environmental, occupational, and community health risks from health care waste generated at health facilities and by community-based midwives.
    Published: May 2019
    Type: Resource Page
  7. PHC Insights Series:Strengthening people-centered primary health care (PHC) is likely the most cost-effective approach to achieving sustainable health and social impact. It is the foundation of health systems that put people first, address diverse health needs, and leave no one behind. These case studies highlight PATH’s work in designing, implementing and scaling people-centered initiatives. We focus on actions that have worked to help communities, countries, and regions move towards people-centered PHC, while also suggesting future directions to be leveraged. The case studies utilize suggested levers from the WHO Operational Framework for PHC to frame current and future actions.
    Published: May 2019
    Type: Resource Page
  8. This factsheet details PATH's decade long support for the development of a National Immunization Information System (NIIS), from pilot to scale up, and the current Introducing Digital Immunization information systems - Exchange And Learning from Vietnam (IDEAL-Vietnam) project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. IDEAL-Vietnam supports Vietnam's transition from paper records to a completely paperless immunization record system, documenting the successes and challenges along the way in order to guide and encourage stakeholders all around the world to make the transition to digital and increase access to life-saving vaccines globally.
    Published: May 2019
    Type: Resource Page
  9. Six-foot pole with color-coded sections helps health workers quickly calculate dosage—and curb one of the world’s most dreaded diseases.
    Published: May 2019
    Type: Article
  10. Published: April 2019
    Type: Announcement
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