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A week in China with PATH

“Each of these little vials—every single one—can protect a child,” says PATH board member Dr. Yehong Zhang, leaning over a humming conveyor belt as hundreds of vials of Japanese encephalitis vaccine whisk by. “It’s moving, really. This is why we do this work.” I’m standing with Dr. Zhang at the Chengdu Institute of Biological Products […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesReproductive health: a candid conversation with Martha BradyEnsuring vaccines reach the people who need them mostNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malaria ;

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Reproductive health: a candid conversation with Martha Brady

As Martha Brady sees it, reproductive health is more than family planning. “We should be thinking about women’s health more broadly, across the life cycle,” says Martha, the new director of PATH’s Reproductive Health program. In her view, reproductive health encompasses the rights of individuals to make decisions concerning their own sexual activity and reproduction, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malariaInnovation: the key to an economic revolution in AfricaThe surprising consequences of tuberculosis ;

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Don’t miss our one-of-a-kind Seattle celebration

PATH turns 40 on May 12, and we’re bringing an amazing group of next-generation thinkers and doers to Seattle to celebrate with us! It’s a free event—and you’re invited. May 12, 2017 5:00–8:00 p.m. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center (321 Mercer St.) Register today Where else can you hear rising stars from the worlds of culture, commerce, global health, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesSee you in Seattle May 12Protected: Permettre à tout le monde d’accéder à des toilettes, à la manière PATHPATH’s new Micro Encabulator™ offers lifesaving potential in a smaller package ;

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PATH is at SXSW

PATH is headed to SXSW! David Shoultz, the head of our Drug Development Program, will join other panelists from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and John Snow, Inc. to discuss the benefits and challenges of tech solutions in developing regions around the world. While in Austin, a small field team and I will be […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesInnovation is at the heart of SeattlePATH: 40 years of innovation and impactWANTED: idealistic students to save millions of lives ;

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China: join us on an extraordinary journey

In the late 1970s, as China emerged from the Cultural Revolution, PATH’s founders saw an urgent need: millions of people in the country needed modern contraceptives, reliable condoms, and the technologies to produce them. So our leaders founded the nonprofit organization that would become PATH, and reached out to China. The result was a unique, decadeslong […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesPATH: 40 years of innovation and impactIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnershipsLessons from the front lines ;

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WANTED: idealistic students to save millions of lives

Conventional wisdom about STEM education in the United States goes something like this: we need to do a better job teaching our students math and science so they can fill a mind-boggling number of high-paying jobs in the tech sector, which are fueling our economy. That’s certainly part of the story. But if we view […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesInnovation is at the heart of SeattlePATH: 40 years of innovation and impactIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnerships ;

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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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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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What does the US election mean for global health?

After the initial shock of the 2016 election outcome, Washington, DC, is now in the throes of its new favorite sport: political armchair quarterbacking about what the new Administration and Congress will mean for various policy agendas. For those of us working in global health and development—and unlike in previous presidential transitions—little has been articulated […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe politics of pneumoniaOxygen is a matter of life and breathDelivering new traditions for greater health ;

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PATH’s cofounder, Gordon Duncan, leaves a legacy for global health

Nearly 40 years ago, Gordon launched PATH (then called PIACT, for the Program for the Introduction and Adaptation of Contraceptive Technology) with Rich Mahoney and Gordon Perkin. All three had extensive experience in international family planning and founded the organization to help meet the need for contraceptive technologies in the developing world. They shared the […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesPATH and the Clinton Global Initiative: over a decade of global health impactTaking parasitic worms out of childhoodA lifesaving investment: $50 to save 10 newborns ;

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Honoring decades of compassion and friendships

In a 2015 interview, Gordon Duncan described his early role as cofounder and first executive director at PATH as the result of a series of lucky events. There was the phone call from a buddy in the mid ‘70s who convinced him to accept a job in Seattle, sight unseen (“He made it sound very attractive.”). […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesPATH’s cofounder, Gordon Duncan, leaves a legacy for global healthPATH 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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A life-changing summer in Seattle for six STEM students

This summer, six future global health innovators are working shoulder-to-shoulder with top scientists in PATH’s diagnostic laboratory on the next generation of tools to control and eliminate deadly diseases that affect billions of people around the world. Meet the 2016 Siemens Foundation-PATH Fellows, the first group selected for this competitive fellowship, which offers hands-on experience, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesFriday Think: do we really want to genetically modify life forms?The last mile for malaria—and the Reach Campaign6 infographics: How the world is making malaria history ;

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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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