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Our ode to commodes on World Toilet Day

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No matter where you go Toilets around the world have a few things in common: they’re rarely uniform and they’re often customized. And those, gentle reader, are but two reasons why they make great subjects for photos. This marks the second year a toilet-shaped, loo-themed calendar has been published … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA novel contraceptive makes life easier in Uganda and beyondFriday Think: you can bank on this breast milk appWhat is “frugal science?” A visit to the home of the $1 folding paper microscope ;

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A novel contraceptive makes life easier in Uganda and beyond

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If you had to walk 14 miles and cross a river to get contraception, you might think twice about how to use your time. Do I really need family planning? What are my chances of actually getting pregnant anytime soon? And … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesFriday Think: you can bank on this breast milk appWhat is “frugal science?” A visit to the home of the $1 folding paper microscopeCoverage plan: mobile phone app fights tuberculosis ;

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Mobile phone app fights TB in Vietnam

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What do the following facts have in common? Vietnam has 90 million people and roughly 120 million mobile subscriptions (a 130 percent saturation rate). Cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis are rising in Vietnam, 23 percent of which are retreatment cases. Here’s the answer: … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesFriday Think: the $150 ebola technology challengeThe future of field appropriate diagnosticsNew test combats major cause of preventable blindness in Africa ;

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River blindness and the communities it affects

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Editor’s note: This week PATH is announcing the launch of a new diagnostic test for river blindness with manufacturing partner Standard Diagnostics, Inc. Over three days, our blog series will explore how river blindness affects communities, how the diagnostic test … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesYour innovation story for the weekendAdvocating better health for Zambia’s newbornsWe agree: principles are paramount for new digital development ;

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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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