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Change takes time, but not too much

Editor’s note: Our guest contributor is Kate Wilson, former director of the Digital Health Solutions Program at PATH. In this post, Kate shares her vision for digital development and how it might evolve and affect global health outcomes in the coming years. We always overestimate the change that will occur in two years and underestimate […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesLifesaving cancer care: real tools for women who urgently need themFriday Think: can companies make money and do good?7 photos that show how the CDC makes the world a healthier place ;

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Government of Zambia injects new hope for expanded access to contraception for women

Last week, thousands of experts and advocates gathered at the International Conference on Family Planning in Bali around the theme “Global Commitments, Local Action”—a call to action that was illustrated by the government of Zambia’s recent decision to allow trained community-based health workers to administer injectable contraceptives to women. The government action, highlighted at the […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA condom for women, a diaphragm, and an all-in-one injectable contraceptive: what do they have in common?Lifesaving cancer care: real tools for women who urgently need them7 photos that show how the CDC makes the world a healthier place ;

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Sharing knowledge is power: Uganda and Vietnam come together to improve immunization supply…

Editor’s note: Recently, PATH led a study tour of Vietnam’s immunization supply chain that included officials from Uganda and Vietnam so both groups could exchange insights—and discover what’s possible. Guest contributor Dr. Henry Luzze, deputy program manager of Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI), shares his experience with us. Every fifth child still lacks […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesFriday Think: can companies make money and do good?7 photos that show how the CDC makes the world a healthier placeLifesaving cancer care: real tools for women who urgently need them ;

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Lifesaving cancer care: real tools for women who urgently need them

In Peru’s northern La Libertad Region lies the bustling metropolis of Trujillo, a city known for its moderate climate, pre-Columbian archaeological sites, and lively culture. The surrounding rural areas are also well known for their exports of artichokes, asparagus, sugar cane, and a variety of agricultural products. By many accounts, La Libertad is a diverse […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesFriday Think: can companies make money and do good?7 photos that show how the CDC makes the world a healthier placeA condom for women, a diaphragm, and an all-in-one injectable contraceptive: what do they have in common? ;

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Perspective: the root of what causes gender-based violence

PATH editor Laura Anderson brings us this interview with Elizabeth Rowley, a gender and gender-based violence (GBV) researcher who works with our HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Program at PATH. What should PATH staff know about GBV? There are different definitions of GBV. The definition from the US Agency for International Development is useful: Violence directed at an […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesAccelerating the discovery, development, and delivery of breakthrough innovationsMyanmar smiles, Vietnam selfies, and poop hats: our favorite 2015 photosFriday Think: can companies make money and do good? ;

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Friday Think: can companies make money and do good?

The rise of a growing middle-class across the globe has corporations working to understand and address the needs of potential new customers in emerging markets. But as these expanded markets emerge, corporations are challenged by customers who want a say in everything that’s offered to them, from consumer products to education and health care to […] ; ; ; ;Related Stories7 photos that show how the CDC makes the world a healthier placeMeet the players who are wiping out polioFriday Think: Google helps a surgeon mend a broken heart ;

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7 photos that show how the CDC makes the world a healthier place

Fifty years have passed since the US government pledged its political, financial, and technical resources to end smallpox—catalyzing the international effort that ultimately eradicated this disease, sparking the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) work as a global leader and accelerating decades of vaccine innovation. Since then, millions of people have been vaccinated […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMeet the players who are wiping out polioSmart Solution #5: fortified riceHow do you eliminate a disease? With heroes ;

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A condom for women, a diaphragm, and an all-in-one injectable contraceptive

All women and couples—no matter where they live—should be able to access a full range of family planning options. Here are a few of the family planning innovations PATH has had a hand in designing, developing, testing, or delivering to women and their partners around the world. The Woman’s Condom The female condom is the […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMeet the players who are wiping out polioSmart Solution #5: fortified riceFriday Think: Google helps a surgeon mend a broken heart ;

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A condom for women, a diaphragm, and an all-in-one injectable contraceptive: what do they have…

All women and couples—no matter where they live—should be able to access a full range of family planning options. Here are a few of the family planning innovations PATH has had a hand in designing, developing, testing, or delivering to women and their partners around the world. The Woman’s Condom The female condom is the […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMeet the players who are wiping out polioSmart Solution #5: fortified riceFriday Think: Google helps a surgeon mend a broken heart ;

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Meet the players who are wiping out polio

It’s human nature to wipe a threat from our minds when we no longer see evidence of it. One simple reason: it’s difficult to worry about a disease if it rarely appears as a daily reminder. The scars of smallpox on the face of a child. A neighbor’s pronounced limp from a childhood battle with […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHow do you eliminate a disease?

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Smart Solution #5: fortified rice

In this series we’re profiling PATH solutions and technologies that benefitted from donors like you. Today we’re featuring fortified rice.  What is fortified rice? Just like iodized salt, fortified rice safely and seamlessly adds crucial nutrients to the world’s most popular staple food. It’s a great vehicle to get struggling children the vitamins and minerals […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMyanmar smiles, Vietnam selfies, and poop hats: our favorite 2015 photos7 stories that inspired: our 2015 global health reporting picksClimate change and the egg: new thinking for a planet in crisis ;

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How do you eliminate a disease? With heroes

It takes all kinds of people to eliminate a disease. The heroes ending malaria in Africa range from mosquito whisperers to malaria trackers. Here are a few of the thousands of people who have stepped up. Malaria trackers, data collectors, tree climbers Ephraim (above left) and Vincent have given months of their lives to eliminate […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesAccelerating the discovery, development, and delivery of breakthrough innovationsMyanmar smiles, Vietnam selfies, and poop hats: our favorite 2015 photosSmart Solution #4: careHPV Test ;

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Friday Think: Google helps a surgeon mend a broken heart

Thanks in part to a deceptively simple cardboard package, a 4-month-old baby is alive today. A little girl named Teegan, who had what surgeons thought was an inoperable heart condition, was saved when a pair of Google Cardboard glasses helped doctors view a computerized tomography (CT) scan of her heart in 3-D. From that, they […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHow do you eliminate a disease? With heroesAccelerating the discovery, development, and delivery of breakthrough innovationsSmart Solution #3: the SE200 Community Chlorine Maker ;

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Accelerating the discovery, development, and delivery of breakthrough innovations

We—and by that I mean all of us who long for a more just world—have arrived at a critical turning point. Thanks to a concerted worldwide focus on global health and development during the past 25 years, child and maternal mortality rates have been cut in half. We’ve made dramatic progress against polio, malaria, and […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesCelebrating 35 years of innovation in VietnamBuilding a more humane, just, and sustainable worldSmart Solution #4: careHPV Test ;

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