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Lessons from the front lines

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In the midst of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a 21-year-old Guinean student came to a Dakar health clinic with symptoms of fever and diarrhea. The doctor considered Ebola, which had killed more than 1,000 people in neighboring Guinea. But the patient wasn’t bleeding. He denied having been in contact with Ebola patients […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnershipsInnovation is at the heart of SeattleOur 8 favorite photos of 2016 ;

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Friday Think: A stomach in a petri dish

It’s February, the start of a new year. And while many people are still gallantly following New Year’s resolutions to minimize their stomachs, some people in Ohio are more interested in growing them. In petri dishes. Literally.

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Innovation is at the heart of Seattle

One of the great public health intervention programs of modern times was conceived by two Seattle visionaries, a doctor at the University of Washington (UW) and a Seattle Fire Department chief, both of whom asked a simple question: “Could behavior change at the fire department change the mortality of the city?” Today, we know the […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesOur 8 favorite photos of 2016PATH: 40 years of innovation and impactIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnerships ;

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PATH: 40 years of innovation and impact

A memo showed up on Richard Mahoney’s desk in 1973 at the Ford Foundation’s New York headquarters with a mouthful of a title: “Contraceptive introduction, manufacture, and supply.” It was a clarion call about the promise of modern family planning methods to transform health—and a challenge to family planning experts to improve access to affordable, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWhat does the US election mean for global health?Making cervical cancer a preventable diseaseIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnerships ;

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Making cervical cancer a preventable disease

“Let me share with you the story of Carmen. She was only 37 years old when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She had three children; two girls and one boy. She was married, but by the time we had met, her husband had abandoned her.” It’s a story Jose Jeronimo has retold over the […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnershipsOur 8 favorite photos of 2016WANTED: idealistic students to save millions of lives ;

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The catalytic power of partnerships

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5 amazing global health stories

Video: The New York Times/Daphne Matziaraki. In 2016, PATH’s media team read a lot of global health articles spanning issues from US foreign aid to Zika and more. The following five pieces stood out among this year’s coverage by revealing the personal stories—both heartbreaking and inspirational—that lie beneath the facts. 1.

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The importance of measuring what matters

Early one Wednesday morning, I found myself faced with the daunting task of snaking my way through Nairobi traffic. Kenya’s capital is notorious for its traffic jams, sometimes stretching well outside the city limits. I was on my way to meet Jenny Sia, the senior manager of Social Investments for Pfizer’s Corporate Responsibility unit. On […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWhy playtime for babies is serious businessA lifesaver powered by bicycle pumpIn the blood: the relentless drive of PATH’s malaria researchers ;

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You can help us take on the world’s hardest problems

Our work unlocks human potential—but we don’t do it alone. For a window into the work you can make possible, watch our video, Believe. Then make your year-end gift to bring healthier futures to more people. Supporters like you enable PATH to take on the world’s hardest problems, put innovations into the hands of the […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA lifesaver powered by bicycle pumpBreathing for beginnersOur 8 favorite photos of 2016 ;

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Our 8 favorite photos of 2016

It’s a scene still too common in rural Africa: yellow jerry cans lined up at a water pump or faucet, as women and girls (almost always women and girls) collect water and haul the heavy, essential burden home. This photo from northern Uganda shows part of the story—what’s not shown is almost 100 more jerry cans lined up […] ; ; ; ;Related Stories7 household items we use to save livesWhy playtime for babies is serious businessA lifesaver powered by bicycle pump ;

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A lifesaver powered by bicycle pump

Editor’s note: When you make a gift to PATH, you fuel creativity and collaboration that make life healthier for women and children around the world. It takes time—and money—to develop technologies, products, and services and get them to the people who need them. Your support is crucial–please donate today. One of the biggest challenges we […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesBreathing for beginnersWhy playtime for babies is serious business7 household items we use to save lives ;

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Feeding the future

On a bright day, we reach the small village of Mantur, not far from Hubbali, the largest city in India’s North Karnataka region. After a bouncy ride on semipaved roads, we arrive at the gate of an old, high wall that leads to a higher primary school for girls. It’s lunchtime, and as we enter […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesPrEP sẽ có mặt tại Việt Nam?Why playtime for babies is serious businessIn the blood: the relentless drive of PATH’s malaria researchers ;

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Breathing for beginners

I spent my first weeks as a father listening to the hums and beeps of the machines keeping my son alive. Rees was born nine weeks early, before his lungs were ready to support his body. My wife, Melinda, and I were head-over-heels in love with him and spent countless hours holding him, hoping he […] ; ; ; ;Related Stories7 household items we use to save livesThe politics of pneumoniaWhy playtime for babies is serious business ;

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PrEP sẽ có mặt tại Việt Nam?

Bảo Ân, một lãnh đạo cộng đồng đồng tính nam, đồng thời là nhân viên của tổ chức PATH chia sẻ: “Những người đồng tính nam và chuyển giới nữ tại TPHồ Chí Minh –đô thị lớn nhất của Việt Nam đang bị ảnh hưởng nặng nề bởiHIV”. Anh cho biết: “Do những can thiệp […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIs Vietnam prepared for PrEP?The politics of pneumoniaWhy playtime for babies is serious business ;

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