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    Sohna Kebbeh Jammeh is a happy and healthy toddler growing up in The Gambia. Her pink dress and colorful hair clips complement the brightness behind her eyes. She holds a bag of animal crackers. Some land in her mouth, others on the floor. Laughing, her mother, Binta Jammeh, scoops up the fallen crackers and throws […]

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    From a young age growing up in Nigeria, Dr. Adedapo Bashorun knew he wanted to help people. As a boy, he had a particular knack for soothing his mother when she was feeling unwell, even if just rubbing her feet after a long day. “I felt such joy and satisfaction whenever I helped my mom […]

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    Without a doubt, the past 40 years have seen transformative breakthroughs in global health: the eradication of smallpox, the development and launch of vaccines against leading child killers like pneumonia and diarrhea, powerful drugs that have transformed AIDS from a death sentence to a manageable disease, and advances in mobile communications and data use that […]

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    Seven years ago, more than 10 million people in Burkina Faso lined up to receive the first licensed doses of MenAfriVac® and changed the course of meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa. MenAfriVac®, a conjugate vaccine against group A meningococcal meningitis, has since been delivered in mass vaccination campaigns to more than 280 million people across the […]

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    Everyday in Kakamega County in western Kenya, 37-year-old Hawa Muka Musa feeds and dresses her four children, collects her vegetables, and sets out to sell them in a busy, dusty market. For a full day’s work, she’ll earn about one US dollar, or 100 Kenyan shillings. It isn’t much, but it allows her to keep […]

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    The idea Crowdsource for global health. Democratize design. Seek concepts from around the world for a device that will save lives in the world’s most challenging places. When PATH and the Autodesk Foundation partnered this summer on the PATH Global Design Challenge, we didn’t know what to expect. We believed innovators could be found anywhere in […]

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    This week, Myanmar took the first step in protecting its children from Japanese encephalitis (JE), a deadly disease that claims up to 20,000 lives per year globally. Myanmar’s first national Japanese encephalitis vaccination campaign will protect over 14 million children from the disease. Myanmar’s Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) is conducting the campaign with […]

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    “A single leaf provides no shade,” goes a popular saying here in Uganda. As a Ugandan health advocate working to bring voices from every village of the country to bear on improvements to health, this saying means that one person can achieve very little alone. But together, we can accomplish much. Our motto at Advocacy […]

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    For a child with severe pneumonia—and every other patient struggling for breath—access to oxygen is a matter of life or death. The ability to safely deliver medical oxygen is just as important for health facilities as having reliable electrical power and water. Yet, in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), oxygen rarely receives the same attention […]

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    Whether on the political, scientific, or cultural front, the world today is in a state of flux. Reviews from BCG, McKinsey, Deloitte, and Accenture highlight major demographic shifts, the increasing importance of technology in health, and the convergence of business and technical considerations. Digital platforms and solutions are emerging as a source of hope, inspiration, […]

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    In Kwango Province, in the western part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Francois Muambu Ifulu has a reputation as a fighter. The battle he wages is against African sleeping sickness—also known as human African trypanosomiasis (HAT)—one of the world’s smallest known, yet most devastating diseases. Mr. Ifulu’s fight is in honor of […]

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  • 12/20/17--16:55: Why we advocate
  • It’s not enough to create solutions to global health problems. The global health community must secure the support of policymakers, advocates, influencers, and citizens to commit the necessary resources and enact policies that bring these solutions to scale. PATH would not be able to have the impact it does without our advocates ensuring that policymakers […]

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    In 1980, former vice president of PATH Dr. Michael Free first traveled to Vietnam to improve the quality of locally produced condoms at a critical point in the country’s history—and we’ve been working with local partners there ever since. Throughout Vietnam’s postwar economic growth, PATH has been a significant force in helping to shift to […]

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    PATH has ushered a universal influenza vaccine candidate into early stage clinical study. The study relies on chimeric vaccine technology to overcome the ever-mutating virus. PATH is partnering with several research centers including the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Duke Clinical Research Institute to conduct the study. […]