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A lifesaving investment: $50 to save 10 newborns

My oldest daughter was born ten weeks early. She weighed less than 2.5 lbs and fit in the palm of her dad’s hand. Like many preemies, my daughter coughed, choked, and struggled when she tried to eat. She simply couldn’t coordinate the complex suck-swallow-breathe sequence babies must master to thrive. So I understand from first-hand […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA vaccine for malaria elimination?Les retombées du Brexit feront-elle perdre à l’Afrique tout espoir d’élimination du Paludisme?The role of innovation in ending preventable deaths of mothers and children ;

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Bringing toilets to people, PATH style

Shwooooshhhhhhhhhhhhh! Gurgle, gurgle, glub… glub… We all know that familiar sound, when you push down on the handle of a toilet and the swirling water washes the contents away. Depending on where you are in the world, the toilet you use and the flush you hear may look and sound a bit different. But, for […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe role of innovation in ending preventable deaths of mothers and childrenPATH and the Clinton Global Initiative: over a decade of global health impactA lifesaving investment: $50 to save 10 newborns ;

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PATH and the Clinton Global Initiative: over a decade of global health impact

What do you say to a global leader who has devoted 15 years of his life to improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable citizens? What do you say to a team of dedicated humanitarian professionals as they wrap up an extraordinary initiative that has had enormous global impact? These were the questions I […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMy early memories led to a life serving othersThe role of innovation in ending preventable deaths of mothers and childrenEnding malaria by protecting mosquitoes ;

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Innovations to end preventable deaths of mothers and children

A goal once thought impossible, bringing an end to preventable deaths of mothers and children, is now a target that many experts agree is achievable. In fact, it is enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals, which 193 nations signed on to last year. However, we know that the current rate of change—although improving—is not yet fast […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA vaccine for malaria elimination?Idea to Impact: PATH recognized by “the Oscars of Silicon Valley”My early memories led to a life serving others ;

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A vaccine for malaria elimination?

In a lab near Washington, DC, seven volunteers strapped paper cups filled with malaria-infected mosquitoes to their arms. They’d received three doses of one of the first attempts at a malaria vaccine. The result was thrilling—six out of seven were protected. That was 20 years ago. Now, data published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases […] ; ; ; ;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?Idea to Impact: PATH recognized by “the Oscars of Silicon Valley” ;

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Idea to Impact: PATH recognized by “the Oscars of Silicon Valley”

Silicon Valley is synonymous with innovation—a world-class incubator for ingenuity and bright ideas. It’s also home to The Tech Awards, an internationally renowned event and program hosted each year by The Tech Museum of Innovation. For the last 15 years, the museum has scanned the globe, searching for those behind the most promising solutions to […] ; ; ; ;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?The breast and beyond: improving feeding practices in Kenya ;

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PATH’s new policy and advocacy leader on unlocking innovation

Editor’s note: Guest contributor Kelly Healy spent some time with Carolyn Reynolds, PATH’s new vice president for policy and advocacy to find out what inspires and motivates her, as well as what challenges and opportunities she sees for global health and development. What first drew you to global health and development and what motivates you […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWill Brexit fallout derail Africa’s hope to end malaria?Les retombées du Brexit feront-elle perdre à l’Afrique tout espoir d’élimination du Paludisme?My early memories led to a life serving others ;

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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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