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New infographic: 9 ways to improve child survival

Too often, proper care and lifesaving health tools and innovations are not within reach for women and newborns in low- and middle-income countries. While great progress has been made to improve child health across the globe, one area that continues … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesNew tools or existing technologies?Social entrepreneurs: here are two rules to ensure impactMyth: women don’t die in childbirth anymore ;

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How information systems save lives

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Guest contributor Laura Anderson is an editor at PATH. PATH’s work to improve health for women and children worldwide takes us to some challenging places. This includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where a lack of infrastructure, security, … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesSocial entrepreneurs: here are two rules to ensure impactPharmacies on the frontline of sexual and reproductive healthA “woman of courage” reflects on a career in global health ;

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Social entrepreneurs: here are two rules to ensure impact

“Everyone talks about cross-sector partnerships, but what does it really take to effectively solve global problems and have a viable business?” asks PATH president and CEO Steve Davis on the Skoll World Forum website. In advance of his participation at … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe best buys in global healthA “woman of courage” reflects on a career in global healthNew tools or existing technologies? ;

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A “woman of courage” reflects on a career in global health

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This month, Dr. Jacqueline Sherris, our vice president for public health impact, will leave PATH to start a global health consulting business. Jackie is internationally recognized for her expertise in global health and known as a passionate advocate for women’s … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIt’s not our fault your train is lateSeven lessons for smarter interventionsNew tools or existing technologies? ;

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Global vaccination efforts must better engage parents and caregivers

Guest contributor Andy Seale is director of advocacy and communications for vaccine implementation at PATH. This post originally ran in The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network partner zone. PATH’s Geneva office has a striking view over the busy airport that … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe best buys in global healthWhy we think vaccines can outwit pneumoniaSeven lessons for smarter interventions ;

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Why we think vaccines can outwit pneumonia

Guest contributor Mark Alderson is director of PATH’s Pneumococcal Vaccine Project. This week PATH is cosponsoring the International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases in Hyderabad, India, where we are presenting promising results from our first-in-human clinical study of a … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesDo vaccines really need to be kept cold?3 reasons investing in women’s health is smartAnurag Mairal: technology innovator’s surprising path to global health ;

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Myth: diseases like cancer don’t affect low-income countries

Earlier this year, Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter, which took on three persistent myths that block progress for the poor. In the same spirit, this week we’re debunking six myths that impede progress in global health. In … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIn the news: a second look to save livesAnurag Mairal: technology innovator’s surprising path to global healthDo vaccines really need to be kept cold? ;

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Myth: women don’t die in childbirth anymore

Recently, Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter, which took on three persistent myths that block progress for the poor. In the same spirit, this week we’re debunking six myths that impede progress in global health. Today we take … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related Stories10 cool projects from PATH—and youDo vaccines really need to be kept cold?Ridding Senegal of malaria ;

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Do vaccines really need to be kept cold?

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Maintaining the cold chain—a system to protect lifesaving vaccines from exposure to heat—has been a longstanding challenge to the success of vaccination campaigns, especially in remote, hard-to-reach areas where refrigeration isn’t a given. Until now. The first mass vaccination campaign … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related Stories10 cool projects from PATH—and youRidding Senegal of malariaTarget the “poorest of poor?” ;

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Five historic moments for malaria

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Guest contributor Manny Lewis is a communications associate with PATH’s Malaria Control Program. He wrote this post for the Making Malaria History blog. Last year was an exciting time in the battle against malaria, with significant advances in resources and … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesAshley Birkett: His metric is saving lives10 cool projects from PATH—and youThe NGO challenge: stay ahead of the curve ;

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HIV spreading among some groups

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Since the early years of the 21st century, much of the news about HIV/AIDS has been encouraging. In many places, funding for diagnosis and treatment has increased, as has the number of people getting treatment. Transmission of HIV from mothers … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesAccess to family planning a human rights issueImmunization: the good, the bad, the intriguingA new Thai NGO, born of PATH’s success ;

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Immunization: the good, the bad, the intriguing

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A substantial amount of this week’s news focused on immunization, from the good (number of children vaccinated) to the bad (polio’s return to Syria), and the intriguing (what do Rwandans know about HPV vaccine that many in wealthier countries ignore?) … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesAccess to family planning a human rights issueValue of research extends beyond the labPATH makes news, and lots of it ;

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Access to family planning a human rights issue

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It’s estimated that more than 200 million women worldwide who want products to help them plan their families lack access to contraceptives. In advance of the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa next month, Ethiopia’s Minister of Health … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesValue of research extends beyond the labIn the news: health of women and girlsIn the news: mapping immunization ;

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Value of research extends beyond the lab

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Guest contributor Claire Wingfield is a product development policy officer at PATH. Over the years, the United States’ commitment to funding global health research has led to the development of remarkable tools that have saved millions of lives both at … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesPATH makes news, and lots of itVideo: a lifesaver for newbornsAt the UN General Assembly, 10 ways to save lives ;

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