In Uganda, much like in the United States, election fever is on the rise. Our next elections for president and Parliament, which take place every five years, will be held in February 2016. As the national political conversation begins, most Ugandans, like me, have one main concern—health. Health care is a top issue for Ugandans […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesAn implementer’s perspective on family planning as a human rightDiabetes supplies: improving access to essential medicines and technologiesRemembering Alan Magill, a leader and friend in the fight to end malaria ;
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Editor’s note: We talked to Sara Tifft, associate director in PATH’s Reproductive Health Program, to get her perspective on how the human right to health and family planning intersects with our work at PATH. Sara sits on the Human Right to Family Planning Conference (HR2FP) steering committee at the University of Washington and will also […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe world is full of dangerous things. Childbirth should not be one of them.Friday Think: are condoms that detect STIs and change color a good idea?What does it take to eradicate a deadly disease? ;
This year at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, many of the world’s leaders and innovators set in motion a plan to tackle a set of ambitious global goals aiming to end poverty and improve the quality of life for all people. These are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesRemembering Alan Magill, a leader and friend in the fight to end malariaThe NIFTY™ cup for newborns: when breastfeeding is not an optionThe NIFTY™ cup for newborns: when the breast is not an option ;
The PATH community was deeply saddened to learn this past weekend of the passing of our close colleague and dear friend, Dr. Alan Magill, director of the Malaria Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Praise for Alan and condolences for his family have come from all corners of the world, underscoring the incredible […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe NIFTY™ cup for newborns: when breastfeeding is not an optionThe NIFTY™ cup for newborns: when the breast is not an optionThe world is full of dangerous things. Childbirth should not be one of them.
There is a well-known phrase in South Sudan that people say when they greet a new mother. Rather than “Congratulations,” they tell her, “Thank God you have survived.” The reason is heartbreaking: Pregnancy is considered a dangerous life event. Across sub-Saharan Africa, most people know a woman who has died from complications during her pregnancy or […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWhat does it take to eradicate a deadly disease?Friday Think: snails, prawns, and a “super-cool” solutionEmpowering women one page at a time ;
8 p.m. in a village clinic in Western Kenya It’s dark out when the young woman arrives in labor. With the help of the clinic midwife, Motari, she delivers a healthy baby. There is that moment of joy.
Conventional vaccination methods require a needle and syringe to deliver “shots” into the tissue under the skin or deep into the muscle. But the skin itself can be just as effective at generating an immune response, and it can be … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWhat does it take to eradicate a deadly disease?Empowering women one page at a timeFriday Think: snails, prawns, and a “super-cool” solution ;
On an October night in 1977, Ali Maow Maalin didn’t feel well. He soon developed a fever that wouldn’t go away and a few days later his skin broke out in a rash. Concerned, Ali went to the hospital only to … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA first: European regulators give thumbs up to malaria candidate vaccineA very small hero and a lifesaving vaccineFriday Think: a vaccine trial with a cosmic twist ;
“I learned not to feed the babies [solids] straight after giving birth to them.” Even though she’d had four previous children, it was the first time this new mother had received postnatal support, and she was pleased to share what … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA first: European regulators give thumbs up to malaria candidate vaccineA day in the life of a global health advocateA very small hero and a lifesaving vaccine ;
A partnership with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative, and research centers across Africa has achieved a significant scientific milestone in the quest to develop a malaria vaccine. GSK’s RTS,S (Mosquirix™) has received a positive scientific opinion from … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA very small hero and a lifesaving vaccineA day in the life of a global health advocateFriday Think: a vaccine trial with a cosmic twist ;
It’s not enough to make an app for a phone or develop a logistics management information system, you must also have the infrastructure—and the power—to support the technology. And without deliberate infrastructure investments, we risk getting stuck in the past. … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesFriday Think: a vaccine trial with a cosmic twistFriday Think: can parks help prevent disease?A first in 50 years: how a new diaphragm design made its US debut ;
Since 2012, PATH has been partnering with Starbucks Foundation to improve access to clean drinking water and improve sanitation and hygiene in two Tanzanian coffee-growing communities. Poverty and sickness were rampant in these communities says Anna Mbise, a PATH consultant … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWater treatment made easy: new device needs just water, salt, and electricityOn World Water Day, PATH celebrates the Water for the World Act5 lessons learned to achieve impact with global innovations ;
A lifesaver that replicates a traffic light A new technology has been given a green light in England. And a red and yellow light as well. It’s a device that could deliver lifesaving impact to thousands of women during childbirth. … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesFriday Think: what Disney World and systems strengthening have in commonTask-shifting: an effective way to protect expecting mothers from malariaFriday Think: a “clinic on wheels” packs a punch at poverty ;
Last week, Bill Gates penned an op-ed for the New York Times discussing how the global health community was ill-prepared to respond to the Ebola epidemic and remains ill-prepared to respond to similar global health epidemics in the future. His … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesStrength in numbers: the power behind peer learning networksOn World Water Day, PATH celebrates the Water for the World ActFriday Think: a “clinic on wheels” packs a punch at poverty ;