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My early memories led to a life serving others

My most vivid memories of my early childhood are twofold: lying on a hospital bed with my legs in the air, and watching my younger brother draw his last breath as a result of severe hot water burns he suffered during his hospitalization in what was then Northern Rhodesia. According to my parents, I should […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesLes retombées du Brexit feront-elle perdre à l’Afrique tout espoir d’élimination du Paludisme?Will Brexit fallout derail Africa’s hope to end malaria?Human milk banks: bringing a superfood to all the babies ;

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Ending malaria by protecting mosquitoes

As a scientist who has worked in malaria for more than 30 years, I can truthfully say the numbers are dramatic. Two years ago along the Lake Kariba districts in Zambia’s Southern Province, one in three children was infected with malaria. In some areas, every other person carried the parasite. Those numbers just dropped by […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMy early memories led to a life serving othersLes retombées du Brexit feront-elle perdre à l’Afrique tout espoir d’élimination du Paludisme?Will Brexit fallout derail Africa’s hope to end malaria? ;

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Les retombées du Brexit feront-elles perdre à l’Afrique tout espoir d’élimination du…

Cela peut sembler exagéré, mais les grands changements Européens ont la mauvaise habitude de générer des impacts profondément négatifs en Afrique. Ayant été témoin de la manière dont la vie des populations à l’intérieur du Congo a été retournée par la Seconde Guerre mondiale, le Belge colonialiste Vladimir Drachoussoff écrivait: “L’affaiblissement de l’Europe ne peut […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesLes retombées du Brexit feront-elle perdre à l’Afrique tout espoir d’élimination du Paludisme?Will Brexit fallout derail Africa’s hope to end malaria?Human milk banks: bringing a superfood to all the babies ;

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Les retombées du Brexit feront-elle perdre à l’Afrique tout espoir d’élimination du…

Cela peut sembler exagéré, mais les grands changements Européens ont la mauvaise habitude de générer des impacts profondément négatifs en Afrique. Ayant été témoin de la manière dont la vie des populations à l’intérieur du Congo a été retournée par la Seconde Guerre mondiale, le Belge colonialiste Vladimir Drachoussoff écrivait: “L’affaiblissement de l’Europe ne peut […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesLes retombées du Brexit feront-elle perdre à l’Afrique tout espoir d’élimination du Paludisme?Will Brexit fallout derail Africa’s hope to end malaria?Human milk banks: bringing a superfood to all the babies ;

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Friday Think: injury drives video game designer to think outside the box

August de los Reyes calls it “the catastrophic moment.“ It was also the moment that launched his desire to develop new and innovative patient care processes through design. In The Seattle Times article, “Paralyzed by errors, this Xbox designer is taking on hospital safety,” writer JoNel Aleccia tells how the former Xbox designer took a […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesLes retombées du Brexit feront-elle perdre à l’Afrique tout espoir d’élimination du Paludisme?Will Brexit fallout derail Africa’s hope to end malaria?Human milk banks: bringing a superfood to all the babies ;

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PATH’s chief lawyer on the art of the legal deal

Editor’s note: Laura Anderson recently sat down with Dan Laster, PATH’s general counsel and VP, to find out how intellectual property deals are often crucial to delivering the very best technologies to the people who need them most. Q: What is your role at PATH? I was originally hired to run the Legal department and support […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesLes retombées du Brexit feront-elle perdre à l’Afrique tout espoir d’élimination du Paludisme?Will Brexit fallout derail Africa’s hope to end malaria?The breast and beyond: improving feeding practices in Kenya ;

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Will Brexit fallout derail Africa’s hope to end malaria?

My son, Alexandre, was a year old when we moved from France to Senegal, where I lead PATH’s country program. My family had never lived in a malaria-endemic country before, and I worried about the best way to protect Alexandre, as well as my two older children. After lengthy discussions, we decided not to take […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe breast and beyond: improving feeding practices in KenyaHuman milk banks: bringing a superfood to all the babiesMy family legacy: delivering health and equity across generations ;

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Climate change leads to anthrax outbreak in Siberia

In the past week, an unexpected outbreak of anthrax has been wreaking havoc for nomadic reindeer herders in a remote region in Siberia. Over two thousand of the animals have died. And tragically, the disease has spread to the nomadic community. The Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) reports that a young boy has died […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHuman milk banks: bringing a superfood to all the babiesProtected: A life-changing summer in Seattle for six STEM studentsWhat women want (in HIV protection) ;

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The breast and beyond: improving feeding practices in Kenya

Editor’s note: This post originally published on the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) blog and was coauthored by Brenda Ahoya, nutrition advisor, and Justine Kavle, interim nutrition team leader for PATH’s work with MCSP. In Kenya, this year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme is intimately understood: “Breastfeeding—a key to sustainable development.” Sixty-one percent of Kenyan […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHuman milk banks: bringing a superfood to all the babiesSmall insects offer big nutrition and opportunityMeet the superheroes fighting diarrheal disease ;

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Human milk banks: bringing a superfood to all the babies

Ask Dr. Jayashree Mondkar what she loves to see, and she’ll say a happy, active baby. “When you see them,” says Dr. Mondkar, professor and head of neonatology at Lokmanya Tilak Medical College and Municipal General Hospital in India, “it feels very nice when they come back chubby and happy and smiley in the well-baby […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesSmall insects offer big nutrition and opportunityMy 30 years of hope, empowerment, and politics in reproductive healthWhat women want (in HIV protection) ;

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A life-changing summer in Seattle for six STEM students

This summer, six future global health innovators are working shoulder-to-shoulder with top scientists in PATH’s diagnostic laboratory on the next generation of tools to control and eliminate deadly diseases that affect billions of people around the world. Meet the 2016 Siemens Foundation-PATH Fellows, the first group selected for this competitive fellowship, which offers hands-on experience, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesFriday Think: do we really want to genetically modify life forms?The last mile for malaria—and the Reach Campaign6 infographics: How the world is making malaria history ;

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Friday Think: closing the cervical cancer prevention gap

The Pap smear, colposcopy, biopsy. These are proven lifesavers that screen women for cervical cancer, but only for the women who can access them. For hundreds of millions of women in low and middle income countries, these technologies and treatment innovations (such as CryoPen and thermal coagulation) are expensive, hard to deliver, and often out […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMy 30 years of hope, empowerment, and politics in reproductive healthMy family legacy: delivering health and equity across generationsSmall insects offer big nutrition and opportunity ;

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Appreciating Michael Elliott, a compassionate advocate for the most vulnerable

Michael Elliott was a dear friend, a wonderful colleague, and a tireless advocate for the world’s most vulnerable people. While we mourn his passing today, the world is a better place for his work in addressing poverty and inequities in all corners of the globe. Michael led with a clear vision for what the world could […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMy family legacy: delivering health and equity across generationsSmall insects offer big nutrition and opportunityFriday Think: closing the global cervical cancer prevention gap ;

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What women want (in HIV protection)

What do women want? Worldwide, women want—and deserve—safe products that enable them to control and protect their own health, whatever their physical, social, or cultural needs. “That’s not just a nice thing to have, it’s a basic human right,” says Darin Zehrung, program advisor at PATH for vaccine and pharmaceutical delivery technologies, “and when it […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesSmall insects offer big nutrition and opportunityFriday Think: closing the global cervical cancer prevention gapMeet the superheroes fighting diarrheal disease ;

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