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Friday Think: ATMs dispense clean water in Nairobi’s slums

Last summer, in the heat and heart of Nairobi’s largest slum—surrounded by corrugated metal roofs and drainage canals flooded with raw sewage—men, women, and children lined up to get their first taste of clean water. Earlier in the year, a series of water-dispensing machines were installed through a partnership between the Nairobi Water and Sewerage […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHow the death of my friend inspired a lifesaving delivery kitThe profound effect of girls’ dreamsMy 30 years of hope, empowerment, and politics in reproductive health ;

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My 30 years of hope, empowerment, and politics in reproductive health

Departures often serve to kick-start reflection. After more than 30 years, I will be retiring from PATH and have been thinking about the “then,” when I joined PATH in 1983, and the “now” as I clearly see the conclusion of my time here. PATH was the organization I was keen to join because of my […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHow the death of my friend inspired a lifesaving delivery kitThe profound effect of girls’ dreamsThe Innovation Effect: five reasons it matters ;

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The Innovation Effect: five reasons it matters

At The Innovation Effect gathering PATH hosted in Washington DC a few days ago, I opened with the intentionally provocative question: do we really need to have yet another conversation about innovation? The answer from more than 150 leading global health and development thinkers was a resounding yes. Throughout the day I heard a call to […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHow the death of my friend inspired a lifesaving delivery kitThe Innovation Effect: powering disruptive global health solutionsATMs dispense clean water in Nairobi’s slums ;

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Leaders share views on the future of global health security

In the best cases, the lessons we learn from past experiences can help us successfully navigate into the future. But what about the lessons learned in addressing pandemic threats across the globe? A recent article outlines four steps to implementing the hard-learned lessons our global health community has experienced during the last decade. Both Steve […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHow the death of my friend inspired a lifesaving delivery kitATMs dispense clean water in Nairobi’s slumsMeet a period piece designed to bust taboos ;

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How the death of my friend inspired a lifesaving delivery kit

Editor’s note: Adepeju Jaiyeoba is founder and CEO of Mother’s Delivery Kit. She was selected to serve as a PATH Innovation Champion for advocacy. 2011 was the year destiny called. That year I lost a very close friend to childbirth complications. Her death put a face on every maternal and child death statistic I had […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesATMs dispense clean water in Nairobi’s slumsThe profound effect of girls’ dreamsKeeping a promise to mothers and children ;

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The Innovation Effect: powering disruptive global health solutions

Watch our new one-minute video and join the conversation at #InnovationEffect to help us change lives for the better. When real time data powers health systems, disease can be eliminated. When women are empowered with the tools to make decisions about their health, their families thrive. Innovation like this is the centerpiece of every disruptive […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHow the death of my friend inspired a lifesaving delivery kitAccelerating the discovery, development, and delivery of breakthrough innovationsThe last mile for malaria—and the Reach Campaign ;

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The last mile for malaria—and the Reach Campaign

At PATH, we believe in giving everyone the chance of a healthy life. Join us in reaching higher, so that every mother, baby, and child can have access to the vaccines, interventions, and care needed to survive and thrive. PATH has been headquartered in Washington State for almost 40 years. So when we have a […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesZambia’s bold ambition: zero malaria by 2020The battle against malaria gets a major data makeoverProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the field ;

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ATMs dispense clean water in Nairobi’s slums

Last summer, in the heat and heart of Nairobi’s largest slum—surrounded by corrugated metal roofs and drainage canals flooded with raw sewage—men, women, and children lined up to get their first taste of clean water. Earlier in the year, a series of water-dispensing machines were installed through a partnership between the Nairobi Water and Sewerage […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe profound effect of girls’ dreamsWhen less is more: why intradermal vaccine delivery matters to global healthMenstrual health education: a key to nurturing confident girls ;

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Yellow fever: an old disease with new plot twists

“An outbreak of yellow fever in Angola could go global,” announces the subhead of “Yellow Plague,” an ominously titled article in a recent edition of the Economist. Yellow fever—named for the jaundice it causes in its severe form—is difficult to diagnose because it begins with vague symptoms like fever, muscle aches, nausea, and weakness. But […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesPolio, pride, and love: the story of an exceptional mother and her sonWhen less is more: why intradermal vaccine delivery matters to global healthMenstrual health education: a key to nurturing confident girls ;

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Meet a period piece designed to bust taboos

Editor’s note: Lippi Doshi, senior digital policy communications associate and Laura East, communications associate at PATH, share the story of #SheChandelier, designed to shed light on the need for more high-quality menstrual health care options for women and girls. Laura: A few months ago, Lippi and I were planning our PATH presence at the Women Deliver 2016 […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMenstrual health education: a key to nurturing confident girlsWhen less is more: why intradermal vaccine delivery matters to global healthThe profound effect of girls’ dreams ;

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When less is more: why intradermal vaccine delivery matters to global health

Sustaining high-immunization coverage is critical to eliminating polio and ultimately global eradication. As countries continue to introduce inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) into routine immunization schedules, strategies for delivering IPV are shifting to better accommodate increases in demand and unanticipated shortages. One approach recently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) is the use of a […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMenstrual health education: a key to nurturing confident girlsThe profound effect of girls’ dreamsPolio, pride, and love: the story of an exceptional mother and her son ;

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Menstrual health education: a key to nurturing confident girls

Anshu, a teenager who lives in a village in Raebareli District of Uttar Pradesh, India, was a friendly and lively girl. But when she reached puberty, she had very little information about how to manage her menstruation, and she began to lose her confidence. During those days each month she did not venture out from her […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHealthy markets: essential to improving health and saving livesThe profound effect of girls’ dreamsJosé Jerónimo: a cancer hero among us ;

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Global goals, local action: advocates making a difference for girls and women

I just returned from the 4th Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, a global gathering dedicated to the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women. A major focus was how to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so they make a concrete difference in girls’ and women’s lives. I believe the best way to do […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesUn réfrigérateur peut sauver des vies: Comment protéger les enfants en Afrique en améliorant la chaîne d’approvisionnement des médicamentsTuberculosis advocates and patients in Uganda breathe a sigh of reliefSharing knowledge is power: Uganda and Vietnam come together to improve immunization supply chains ;

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The profound effect of girls’ dreams

Editor’s note: This is the first post in our blog series Women of Innovation, featuring scientists and leaders who are saving lives and improving health for women and girls in the global south. I grew up in a large family in rural Western Kenya with more than 10 siblings and a huge, extended family of […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesPolio, pride, and love: the story of an exceptional mother and her sonMarkets Matter: experts share why well-functioning markets are essential to the success of global health programsA refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kids ;

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