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Seven secrets of the female condom

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This post’s author, Kim Whipkey, is the advocacy and communications specialist on the female condom project at PATH. Female condoms may be one of the best kept secrets in reproductive health. Even though the first female condom product was introduced … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesPharmacies on the frontline of sexual and reproductive health10 cool projects from PATH—and youDance with us on Global Female Condom Day, September 16 ;

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If polio is on the run, why do we need new tools to help prevent it?

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Guest contributor Laura Anderson is an editor at PATH. In the past 25 years, global immunization efforts have eliminated polio from most regions of the world. Over the last two decades, the number of cases has dropped by more than … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHow the right contraceptive can change a woman’s lifeWhat is PATH? A longtime colleague weighs inHow does military service provide unique training for global health work? ;

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Bike messenger: unlocking new voices to stop HIV/AIDS in Uganda

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We share our deepest condolences with those who lost loved ones on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, including many colleagues on their way to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. In recognition of their dedication to the fight against HIV/AIDS, … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesGugu Xaba: making the most of a child’s first 1,000 daysHere’s how smart information systems save livesPharmacies on the frontline of sexual and reproductive health ;

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Packed with nutrients, but how does it taste?

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Guest contributor Kate Bagshaw is a member of our staff in the Mekong region of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar. Early one recent Saturday morning, a group of volunteers gathered near the busy 56 Wards Market in Yangon, Myanmar, to conduct … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesAn overview of PATH in 5 short videosWhy do girls need sanitary pads to stay in school?Sophy Mabasa: a passionate advocate for the power of breast milk ;

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Four key global health wins from the World Health Assembly

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Guest contributor Heather Ignatius is senior policy and advocacy officer at PATH. The global health community is buzzing about the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA), which took place in Geneva last week. The WHA is the decision-making body of the … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesGugu Xaba: making the most of a child’s first 1,000 daysHow 4 mothers are making life better for childrenNew infographic: 9 ways to improve child survival ;

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10 years of inspiring stories, and breakfast

Guest contributor Karina Collins is senior events coordinator at PATH. This year, we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Breakfast for Global Health, PATH’s annual fundraising event. Since the first Breakfast, the event has grown from a group of 100 … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesJE vaccine: the affordable answer to Asia’s “brain fever”Rotavirus: preventing killer diarrheaPneumonia: smart vaccines to fight the number one child killer ;

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JE vaccine: the affordable answer to Asia’s “brain fever”

Each year, more than 2 million children die from just four illnesses: malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea caused by rotavirus, and Japanese encephalitis. To mark World Immunization Week, we’re profiling vaccine projects in our extensive portfolio that aim to protect children from … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesRotavirus: preventing killer diarrheaPneumonia: smart vaccines to fight the number one child killerMalaria: is vaccine against a parasite possible? ;

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Rotavirus: preventing killer diarrhea

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Each year, more than 2 million children die from just four illnesses: malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea caused by rotavirus, and Japanese encephalitis. To mark World Immunization Week, we’re profiling vaccine projects in our extensive portfolio that aim to protect children from … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related Stories10 reasons vaccines are the best protector of human lifePneumonia: smart vaccines to fight the number one child killerMalaria: is vaccine against a parasite possible? ;

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Malaria: is vaccine against a parasite possible?

Each year, more than 2 million children die from just four illnesses: malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea caused by rotavirus, and Japanese encephalitis. To mark World Immunization Week, we’re profiling vaccine projects in our extensive portfolio that aim to protect children from … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related Stories10 reasons vaccines are the best protector of human lifeOur goal: defeat malaria foreverInnovative partnership connects kids, vaccine in Laos ;

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Our goal: defeat malaria forever

Guest contributors Dr. Carlos C. (Kent) Campbell and Bindiya Patel wrote this post to commemorate World Malaria Day. Kent is leader of our Malaria Control Program.

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10 reasons vaccines are the best protector of human life

Immunization is one of the most powerful health interventions ever introduced. Every year, the World Health Organization estimates, vaccines save between two and three million children from killers such as polio, measles, pneumonia, and rotavirus diarrhea. To mark World Immunization … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesInnovative partnership connects kids, vaccine in LaosCervical cancer vaccines: will our best hopes be realized?Social entrepreneurs: here are two rules to ensure impact ;

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Innovative partnership connects kids, vaccine in Laos

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Guest contributor Monica Graham is a communications officer with our Vaccine Access and Delivery Program. Thanks to an innovative partnership between Microsoft employees and PATH, thousands of children in Laos no longer face the possibility of severe, lifelong brain injury … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesCervical cancer vaccines: will our best hopes be realized?Social entrepreneurs: here are two rules to ensure impactNew infographic: 9 ways to improve child survival ;

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New infographic: 9 ways to improve child survival

Too often, proper care and lifesaving health tools and innovations are not within reach for women and newborns in low- and middle-income countries. While great progress has been made to improve child health across the globe, one area that continues … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesNew tools or existing technologies?Social entrepreneurs: here are two rules to ensure impactMyth: women don’t die in childbirth anymore ;

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How information systems save lives

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Guest contributor Laura Anderson is an editor at PATH. PATH’s work to improve health for women and children worldwide takes us to some challenging places. This includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where a lack of infrastructure, security, … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesSocial entrepreneurs: here are two rules to ensure impactPharmacies on the frontline of sexual and reproductive healthA “woman of courage” reflects on a career in global health ;

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