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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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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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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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Why playtime for babies is serious business

“Hello, hello!”  Raquel Vasco smiles and greets parents and their babies as they enter the clinic for vaccinations and weighing. “I want to welcome you to the ‘play box.’” Raquel is a preventive medicine technician at Beluluane Health Centre in Boane District, Mozambique. She spends quite a bit of her daily routine around the serious […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe politics of pneumoniaWhat does the US election mean for global health?Oxygen is a matter of life and breath ;

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7 household items we use to save lives

At PATH, we use MacGyver-worthy ingenuity to turn everyday objects into lifesavers for women and children in the world’s poorest places. We passionately believe that survival shouldn’t depend on where a person lives, how reliable their electrical grid is, or whether they can afford health care. So, we work with partners to boil down sophisticated […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe politics of pneumoniaProtected: Permettre à tout le monde d’accéder à des toilettes, à la manière PATHWhat does the US election mean for global health? ;

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In the blood: the relentless drive of PATH’s malaria researchers

Complexity doesn’t slow the PATH laboratory team down. It inspires them. So when a scientific conundrum threatened to hinder malaria treatment worldwide, they got to work. “Laboratory puzzles are what we do, and this one caught our interest,” says Sampa Pal, one of the lead scientists on the team. “We thought: ‘We have the tools […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe politics of pneumonia7 household items we use to save livesIs Vietnam prepared for PrEP

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Is Vietnam prepared for PrEP?

Bao An, a leader in the gay community and PATH staff member, is concerned. “Gay men and transgender women,” Bao An says, “are disproportionately affected by HIV in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest urban area in Vietnam.” He adds that because HIV interventions for these populations were developed later in the epidemic, many people […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesYou have the right to liveThe politics of pneumoniaHIV positive and living positively ;

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You have the right to live

When you’re 12 and a girl, sharing your HIV diagnosis can be terrifying. Nanou couldn’t bring herself to tell her own father. For a long time, Nanou, who lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), fell sick practically every month. “My father thought I had malaria,” she says. Her mother had died from […] ; ; ; ;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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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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