Health technologies resources

The following fact sheets, websites, and reports from the global health community offer details about global health technologies. Resources are listed alphabetically within each subcategory.

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PATH publications catalog - health technologies

PATH's publications catalog includes a section for advocates and policymakers on health technologies. The section includes information on specific global health tools and policies, as well as information on PATH programs that work to bring innovation to populations in low- and middle-income countries.

Global Health Primer

The Global Health Primer connects the capable innovators that drive research and development for new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics to the neglected diseases where innovation is desperately needed. It provides a source of compiled and synthesized information for 25 neglected diseases of the developing world and the drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics in use or in development for the management of these diseases.

Technologies available for licensing from NIH/FDA and nonprofit institutions (website)

From the National Institutes of Health Office of Technology Transfer, this web page lists links to technologies related to neglected diseases that are available for commercial licensing.

Diagnostics

The Diagnostic Path to Better World

This report describes the need for new and innovative diagnostics to test diseases that mostly affect the poor world.

Author: FIND

Malaria rapid diagnostic tests: An implementation guide - essentials for RDT implementation

This implementation guide is a step-by-step methodological approach to implementing the use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) as a diagnostic tool in malaria control programmes.

Author: FIND

Publication Date: June 2013

Bringing the lab to the patient: developing point-of-care diagnostics for resource limited settings

In September 2011, as part of its Critical Issues in Microbiology Colloquium series, the American Academy of Microbiology convened a diverse group of experts to consider broad questions related to developing new point-of-care diagnostics for resource-limited settings. This report is based on a colloquium.

Author: American Academy of Microbiology

Drugs

How Drugs are Developed and Approved

This website from the FDA illustrates how a drug sponsor can work with FDA's regulations and guidance information to bring a new drug to market under the NDA process.

Author: US Food and Drug Administration

Publication Date: January 2013

The Cost of Biopharmaceutical R&D: Is Biotech Different

This study represents a first attempt to get a sense for the magnitude of the R&D costs associated with the discovery and development of new therapeutic biopharmaceuticals.

Authors: Tufts University and Duke University

Publication Date: 2007

From Idea to Market: The Drug Approval Process

This article describes drug development process based on a review of the literature and Web sites addressing FDA processes and policies.

Author: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

Microbicides

Development of Topical Microbicides and Related Information

This website by the FDA provides access to important information for those interested in microbicide development, including select presentations at public meetings, peer-reviewed publications authored by FDA staff, links to relevant CDER guidances, and information about communicating with FDA during drug development.

Author: US Food and Drug Administration

Publication Date: June 2012

Microbicides: Ways Forward

This report emphasizes the science -- basic, translational, behavioral, and clinical -- needed to achieve a robust microbicide pipeline, as well as gives nine integrated actions that could led to successful microbicide development.

Author: Alliance for Microbicide Development

Publication Date: 2010

Understanding the results of the CAPRISA 004 (122.10 KB PDF)

This document provides key context for next steps regarding the development of a microbicide containing the antiretroviral drug tenofovir gel and describes many of the issues that advocates should be engaging and monitoring over the long term.

Author: AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition

Publication Date: August 2010

Microbicide Research: Hope for the Future, Benefits for Today

This report examines the benefits of microbicide research and development and the potential impact mircobicides can have on the HIV epidemic.

Author: International Partnership for Microbicides

Publication date: June 2010

Vaccines

Understanding Vaccines

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

Author: PATH

Publication date: May 2013

The Cornerstone of Public Health

This fact sheet makes the case for why vaccines are a critical, cost-effective investment for improving global health and saving children's lives.

Author: PATH

Publication date: May 2013

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.

Author: PATH

Publication date: May 2013

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.

Author: PATH

Publication date: May 2013

Ingredients of a successful public-private partnership

This case study gives an overview of the players involved in the landmark vaccine vial monitor partnership between PATH, Temptime, the US Agency for International Development, and the World Health Organization.

Author: PATH

Publication date: September 2012

What You Should Know About AIDS Vaccine Development

This pamphlet provides an overview of key information on AIDS vaccine development in a convenient format.

Author: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Publication date: June 2012

Progress on the path toward an AIDS vaccine

This info sheet examines encouraging progress researchers have made in recent months toward the development of an HIV vaccine

Author: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Publication date: June 2012

AIDS Vaccines: Exploring the Potential Cost/Benefit

This Policy Brief explores the potential cost savings an AIDS vaccine could create by averting new HIV infections and reducing the number of new patients requiring antiretroviral treatment.

Author: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Publication date: May 2012

Spotlight on Women: Modeling the Impact of a Future AIDS Vaccine

This Policy Note explores the potential impact an AIDS vaccine at varying efficacy and coverage rates could have on preventing new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths among women in low- and middle-income countries.

Author: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Publication date: May 2012

The Potential Impact of an AIDS Vaccine in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This Policy Brief explores the potential impact an AIDS vaccine at varying efficacy and coverage rates could have on preventing new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in low- and middle-income countries.

Author: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Publication date: May 2012

Vaccine Resource Library

PATH's Vaccine Resource Library seeks to gather the world's top immunization resources in a single portal. This website includes information on vaccines and vaccine delivery R&D. For each disease target and immunization topic, there is a collection of resources, from journal articles to fact sheets, that cover a wide-range of information.

Author: PATH

Publication date: March 2012

Capitalizing on scientific progress: Investing in HIV prevention R&D in 2010

This document is the seventh annual report from the HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group on R&D funding for HIV prevention in 2010.

Author: AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, UNAIDS, and the International Partnership for Microbicides

Publication date: July 2011

Investment in Research Saves Lives and Money. Facts about Vaccines (343.12 KB)

This factsheet from Research!America highlights the role of vaccines and research on vaccines in saving lives and money.

Author: Research! America

Estimating the Impact of an AIDS Vaccine in Developing Countries (3,265 KB PDF)

This policy brief from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative examines the potential impact that an AIDS vaccine could have on the AIDS pandemic in developing countries.  The brief updates results of earlier studies to reflect newer and more accurate data on the pandemic’s characteristics.

Author: IAVI

Publication date: August 2009

Global access to lifesaving vaccines (website)

This fact sheet on the PATH website describes PATH's work in vaccines and immunization.

Investing in vaccines for the developing world (162 KB PDF)

This fact sheet from PATH describes the costs and challenges of expanding access to vaccines in developing countries, and innovative funding solutions.

State of the world's vaccines and immunization, third edition (2,001 KB PDF)

This report from the World Health Organization focuses on the major developments in vaccines and immunization since 2000.

Publication date: October 2009

Understanding vaccines (website)

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

Understanding vaccine development (website)

This web page from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative is a succinct description of the vaccine development process from idea generation to manufacturing and distribution.

Vaccines for Africa (VACFA) (website)

The website of this South Africa-based organization presents information about current vaccines, vaccine research, and vaccine initiatives and encourages debate among the public, scientific community, and health care professionals.

 

 

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