PATH takes an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. We develop solutions hand in hand with those who will use them and then work with a spectrum of partners—community groups, other nongovernmental organizations, governments, the private sector, and United Nations agencies—to achieve widespread and lasting impact on people in low-resource countries.
Our work addresses the following urgent health needs:
- Solutions for emerging and epidemic diseases like HIV/AIDS, influenza, malaria, and tuberculosis.
- Development and delivery of lifesaving vaccines.
- Safer childbirth and healthier mothers and children.
- Health technologies designed for low-resource settings.
- Better information, choices, and technologies for reproductive health, especially for vulnerable, low-income women.
PATH’s work has been recognized by Fast Company magazine, the Tech Museum of Innovation, and the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Award. Charity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator of nonprofits in the Unites States, has awarded PATH four stars—the highest rating—for nine years in a row.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
PATH’s determination to create appropriate and affordable health solutions combined with our expertise in moving health products from development to widespread use have led to landmark successes.
For example, we developed and introduced a vaccine for meningitis A—a devastating form of meningitis that sweeps across Africa in epidemic waves—by forming an unprecedented collaboration with the World Health Organization, African leaders, the private sector, and government agencies. Since the first immunization campaign in December 2010, more than 100 million people in ten African countries have received the vaccine, protecting them against death and disability, as well as the crippling economic impact of the disease.
PATH’s work in more than 70 countries changed the lives of 118 million people in 2012. With support from our donors, we’re working toward a world where health is within reach for everyone.
Our ability to be innovative and responsive to global health needs depends especially on support from individuals. Through the Catalyst Fund, PATH’s primary source of flexible funding, we have set many of our most effective programs in motion. In return, we provide a way for donors to have a powerful impact on the lives of people around the world.