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Could the latest Ebola outbreak help avert future epidemics?

The latest outbreak of Ebola, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has inspired a broad international response. PATH is supporting the effort to end the epidemic as quickly as possible. Writer Lesley Reed spoke to Trad Hatton, PATH’s country leader in the DRC, to learn more. Q. Where is this Ebola outbreak happening, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesPATH at the shifting front lines of EbolaEnsuring 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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Up to the challenge: a doctor’s story of sacrifice and healing

Dr. Jean-Claude Kiluba holds up five fingers. He wants to make sure I understand just how young he was when he was sent from his village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to a boarding school two hours away. “I was five!” he exclaims.

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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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Why PATH is advocating for vital aid programs

Editor’s note: The US President’s proposed federal government budget for fiscal year 2018 may include disproportionate cuts of more than 30 percent for the State Department and USAID, and perhaps even more for foreign assistance programs. US funding for these foreign assistance programs is a small—less than one percent of the federal budget—but cost-effective investment that […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA chance to win at healthHealth care’s next revolution: digitized data to transform livesInnovation is at the heart of Seattle ;

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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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Health care’s next revolution: digitized data to transform lives

The call for better global health data has been steadily getting louder. In a recent article, Melinda Gates noted that while the quality and use of these data are improving, significant work remains. Gates cited examples in malaria and family planning where data allowed the global health community to begin solving some of the most intractable […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesInnovation is at the heart of SeattleIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnershipsA chance to win at health ;

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The importance of measuring what matters

Early one Wednesday morning, I found myself faced with the daunting task of snaking my way through Nairobi traffic. Kenya’s capital is notorious for its traffic jams, sometimes stretching well outside the city limits. I was on my way to meet Jenny Sia, the senior manager of Social Investments for Pfizer’s Corporate Responsibility unit. On […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWhy playtime for babies is serious businessA lifesaver powered by bicycle pumpIn the blood: the relentless drive of PATH’s malaria researchers ;

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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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In the blood: the relentless drive of PATH’s malaria researchers

Complexity doesn’t slow the PATH laboratory team down. It inspires them. So when a scientific conundrum threatened to hinder malaria treatment worldwide, they got to work. “Laboratory puzzles are what we do, and this one caught our interest,” says Sampa Pal, one of the lead scientists on the team. “We thought: ‘We have the tools […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe politics of pneumonia7 household items we use to save livesIs Vietnam prepared for PrEP

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The connection between social media and saving lives

Editor’s note: Guest contributor Laura Anderson interviewed PATH’s senior digital policy communications associate, Lippi Doshi, to learn how she shares PATH’s stories and news with millions of people across a multitude of digital channels. Q: What is your job at PATH? I strategize, manage, and coordinate PATH’s social media presence and digital advocacy efforts. What […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe essential fight for positive changePATH’s cofounder, Gordon Duncan, leaves a legacy for global healthHonoring decades of compassion and friendships ;

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New vaccines to foil polio’s last tricks

Editor’s note: The importance of polio vaccine coverage is an obvious lesson learned in global health. What is less obvious is why we’re investing in new vaccines if we’re already on the cusp of eradication. Guest contributor Hope Randall recently sat down to meet with John Konz, who leads a PATH project developing a new […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe essential fight for positive changeHonoring decades of compassion and friendshipsGuides lead the way from fear to hope ;

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