Author Archives: Path

Why markets should matter to health advocates

Today, one of global health’s biggest challenges—and opportunities—lies in strengthening the markets that make health products, services, and technologies available to those who need them most. New global goals challenge us to work together to improve the health of all people by 2030. But we won’t reach those ambitious targets—and most importantly, save the lives […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWhat does the US election mean for global health?The politics of pneumoniaOxygen is a matter of life and breath ;

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Friday Think: Could the next big idea in global health be a list?

A quick swab of the mouth or prick of the finger. In just a few minutes, a doctor can tell if a patient has an infection or if the sample must be sent to a lab to deliver results within days. It’s a routine occurrence in doctors’ offices across high-income countries every day. But in […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWhat does the US election mean for global health?The politics of pneumoniaOxygen is a matter of life and breath ;

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What does the US election mean for global health?

After the initial shock of the 2016 election outcome, Washington, DC, is now in the throes of its new favorite sport: political armchair quarterbacking about what the new Administration and Congress will mean for various policy agendas. For those of us working in global health and development—and unlike in previous presidential transitions—little has been articulated […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe politics of pneumoniaOxygen is a matter of life and breathDelivering new traditions for greater health ;

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Delivering new traditions for greater health

Editor’s note: A wide-reaching PATH project in Western Kenya is having a profound effect on the lives of children and adults by tackling a complicated web of health issues. Meet some of the individuals benefiting from APHIAplus Western, short for AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance Zone 1. Evaline Awuor’s labor began at night. By […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA life saved while planning for the unexpectedHIV positive and living positivelyThe essential fight for positive change ;

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The politics of pneumonia

Pneumonia and politics don’t typically fall into the same sentence. However, pneumonia made its way to the political stage this year when two US presidential candidates were diagnosed—and successfully treated—for the infection. What didn’t make the headlines, however, was pneumonia’s tragic claim to fame—that it kills more children under five years of age than any […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesOxygen is a matter of life and breathThe race to immunize a country—and a little girl named PreciousA picture of vitality: reversing the tuberculosis trend ;

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HIV positive and living positively

Editor’s note: A wide-reaching PATH project in Western Kenya is having a profound effect on the lives of children and adults by tackling a complicated web of health issues. Meet some of the individuals benefiting from APHIAplus Western, short for AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance Zone 1. In the hot sun of early August, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesDelivering new traditions for greater healthA life saved while planning for the unexpectedThe essential fight for positive change ;

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A life saved while planning for the unexpected

Editor’s note: A wide-reaching PATH project in Western Kenya is having a profound effect on the lives of children and adults by tackling a complicated web of health issues. Meet some of the individuals benefiting from APHIAplus Western, short for AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance Zone 1. Everlyne Nyasuguta Aben had no reason to […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesDelivering new traditions for greater healthHIV positive and living positivelyThe essential fight for positive change ;

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Oxygen is a matter of life and breath

Watch this video to see why oxygen therapy could make the difference between life and death, especially for the most vulnerable—newborns, children, and mothers during childbirth. Health advisors, practitioners, and partners: be an advocate and elevate oxygen as a priority intervention and lifesaving treatment to country decision-makers. Video: PATH. Oxygen is one of the most […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA life saved while planning for the unexpectedTesting moms to stop syphilis in newbornsThe race to immunize a country—and a little girl named Precious ;

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A picture of vitality: reversing the tuberculosis trend

Editor’s note: A wide-reaching PATH project in Western Kenya is having a profound effect on the lives of children and adults by tackling a complicated web of health issues. Meet some of the individuals benefiting from APHIAplus Western, short for AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance Zone 1. Outside of Menyenya Primary School in rural […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesDelivering new traditions for greater healthA life saved while planning for the unexpectedThe essential fight for positive change ;

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Behind the blog series “Strength in connections”

For 100 Kenyan shillings, or just one US dollar, you can buy a heaping serving of lentils, cooked kale, and chapati, at Sandy’s restaurant in Kisumu, Kenya’s third largest city. The small restaurant doesn’t have a menu, but through word of mouth, foreigners learn of the kitchen favorites. If you scrunch up the chapati (similar […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesDelivering new traditions for greater healthA picture of vitality: reversing the tuberculosis trendHIV positive and living positively ;

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The race to immunize a country—and a little girl named Precious

Dr. Guylain Kaya slips through a side door into his office, where Guy and I are waiting. “I apologize,” he says. “I only have a few minutes. We’re meeting about the yellow fever campaign.” It’s August 30, 2016, two weeks after the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) launched one of the largest emergency vaccination campaigns […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe multidimensional fight against polioThe essential fight for positive changeThe connection between social media and saving lives ;

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The connection between social media and saving lives

Editor’s note: Guest contributor Laura Anderson interviewed PATH’s senior digital policy communications associate, Lippi Doshi, to learn how she shares PATH’s stories and news with millions of people across a multitude of digital channels. Q: What is your job at PATH? I strategize, manage, and coordinate PATH’s social media presence and digital advocacy efforts. What […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe essential fight for positive changePATH’s cofounder, Gordon Duncan, leaves a legacy for global healthHonoring decades of compassion and friendships ;

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Guides lead the way from fear to hope

In the communities where I’ve worked, my role as an anthropologist has been to study, reveal, and understand the barriers that may keep people from receiving timely and quality health care. What worries or concerns them? What motivates them to seek health care? What are the challenges they confront and how do they overcome them?

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New vaccines to foil polio’s last tricks

Editor’s note: The importance of polio vaccine coverage is an obvious lesson learned in global health. What is less obvious is why we’re investing in new vaccines if we’re already on the cusp of eradication. Guest contributor Hope Randall recently sat down to meet with John Konz, who leads a PATH project developing a new […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe essential fight for positive changeHonoring decades of compassion and friendshipsGuides lead the way from fear to hope ;

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