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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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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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Empowering women with the tools to survive cancer

Diluted vinegar. A flashlight. A set of trained eyes. These are the main requirements for a cervical cancer screening tool, called VIA, which put PATH front and center in the push to prevent cervical cancer around the globe.

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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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You can help us take on the world’s hardest problems

Our work unlocks human potential—but we don’t do it alone. For a window into the work you can make possible, watch our video, Believe. Then make your year-end gift to bring healthier futures to more people. Supporters like you enable PATH to take on the world’s hardest problems, put innovations into the hands of the […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA lifesaver powered by bicycle pumpBreathing for beginnersOur 8 favorite photos of 2016 ;

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A lifesaver powered by bicycle pump

Editor’s note: When you make a gift to PATH, you fuel creativity and collaboration that make life healthier for women and children around the world. It takes time—and money—to develop technologies, products, and services and get them to the people who need them. Your support is crucial–please donate today. One of the biggest challenges we […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesBreathing for beginnersWhy playtime for babies is serious business7 household items we use to save lives ;

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Breathing for beginners

I spent my first weeks as a father listening to the hums and beeps of the machines keeping my son alive. Rees was born nine weeks early, before his lungs were ready to support his body. My wife, Melinda, and I were head-over-heels in love with him and spent countless hours holding him, hoping he […] ; ; ; ;Related Stories7 household items we use to save livesThe politics of pneumoniaWhy playtime for babies is serious business ;

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Prepared for takeoff

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How do you eliminate a disease? With heroes

It takes all kinds of people to eliminate a disease. The heroes ending malaria in Africa range from mosquito whisperers to malaria trackers. Here are a few of the thousands of people who have stepped up. Malaria trackers, data collectors, tree climbers Ephraim (above left) and Vincent have given months of their lives to eliminate […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesAccelerating the discovery, development, and delivery of breakthrough innovationsMyanmar smiles, Vietnam selfies, and poop hats: our favorite 2015 photosSmart Solution #4: careHPV Test ;

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Better the donor you know? A qualitative study of renal patients’ views on ‘altruistic’…

Publication date: February 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 150 Author(s): Phillippa K.

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Accelerating the discovery, development, and delivery of breakthrough innovations

We—and by that I mean all of us who long for a more just world—have arrived at a critical turning point. Thanks to a concerted worldwide focus on global health and development during the past 25 years, child and maternal mortality rates have been cut in half. We’ve made dramatic progress against polio, malaria, and […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesCelebrating 35 years of innovation in VietnamBuilding a more humane, just, and sustainable worldSmart Solution #4: careHPV Test ;

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Smart Solution #4: careHPV Test

In this series we’re profiling PATH solutions and technologies that benefitted from donors like you. Today we’re featuring careHPV™. What is the careHPV Test? What if women could “sample” themselves for cervical cancer?

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Updated Kaiser Family Foundation Analysis Examines Donor Funding For Health In LMICs Between…

Kaiser Family Foundation: Donor Funding for Health in Low- & Middle-Income Countries, 2002-2013 This updated analysis “presents trends in donor funding for health in low- and middle-income countries between 2002 and 2013. Funding during the period increased more than five-fold, rising from $4.4 billion to $22.8 billion, an increase even after adjusting for inflation and…More

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More voluntary blood donations essential

More voluntary blood donations essentialOn World Blood Donor Day, WHO calls for more people to be heroes – donating blood regularlyNews release14 June 2012 | Geneva – Every year, millions of people rely on the generosity of another person to donate blood. Yet, blood donation rates vary considerably and the demands for blood and blood products are increasing worldwide. To meet these needs, more people must come forward to give blood voluntarily, and regularly, says the WHO on World Blood Donor Day.“With increasing life expectancy and the subsequent increase in the number of age-related, chronic diseases, including cancers, that require blood and blood products for treatment, demand outstrips supply,” says Dr Neelam Dhingra, Coordinator for Blood Transfusion Safety at WHO. “In addition, some blood products used to treat cancer patients, like platelets, have a shelf-life of only five days. This means we increasingly need more blood donors to meet these demands.”Need for blood and blood products is risingThe need for blood and blood products is rising in all parts of the world

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