PATH and our staff have received dozens of awards and honors over our four decades of work, ranging from accolades from Fast Company and Forbes magazines to awards from Rotary International and the United Nations. Here is a recent sample.
America’s largest independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations has awarded PATH its highest possible rating for 12 years in a row. (Read more about it.) It’s a level of accountability that put us on year-end “best charities” lists from Yahoo! Finance and 24/7 Wall Street.
PATH received the 2009 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, a US$1.5 million award honoring a charitable or nongovernmental organization that has made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. The world’s largest humanitarian award, the prize is presented annually by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
PATH holds the distinction of being the only organization to receive a Tech Award four times. The Tech Awards is an internationally renowned event hosted each year by The Tech Museum of Innovation that celebrates and supports social entrepreneurs and organizations from around the world that are using innovative technologies to solve global problems in truly extraordinary ways.
In 2016, we were presented with The Tech Awards’ most prestigious honor—the Laureate Impact Award—for our leadership in solving global health problems. Our work was showcased in the video Idea to Impact: PATH recognized by “the Oscars of Silicon Valley.” PATH was honored as a Tech Award laureate for our Ultra Rice® fortification technology in 2009, for the vaccine vial monitor in 2007, and for the Uniject™ injection system in 2003.
Ultra Rice is a registered US trademark of Bon Dente International, Inc. Uniject is a trademark of BD.
Saving Lives at Birth: 11 times!
PATH has been nominated for 11 awards by Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development. The subsequent funding has supported research and development of groundbreaking solutions that protect and support mothers and babies before, during, and after delivery. The challenge is sponsored by the Saving Lives at Birth partnership, which was launched in 2011 and currently includes the United States Agency for International Development, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, the UK Department for International Development, and the Korea International Cooperation Agency.
Awards for impact against cervical cancer
In 2017, Dr. Emmanuel Mugisha, PATH’s Uganda country director, received the prestigious Golden Medal Award for his work to prevent cervical cancer in Uganda by pioneering human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs and promoting cervical cancer screening. The award represents the highest civilian distinction in Uganda.
The American Cancer Society Western Division awarded their first ever Global Impact Award to PATH in 2015 for collaborating in the fight against cervical cancer. Dr. José Jerónimo, PATH’s senior adviser for women's cancers, has also received the highest award bestowed by the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, the Distinguished Scientific Award. The society, which works on cervical health worldwide, recognized Dr. Jerónimo for his significant positive impact on underserved populations.
Healthcare Innovation Award
PATH was awarded a share of the 2016 Healthcare Innovation Award for a digital immunization registry system, known as ImmReg, that saves health workers in Vietnam valuable time and improves access to lifesaving vaccines. The US$1 million prize is sponsored by GSK and Save the Children.
Medical Design Excellence Award
The Woman’s Condom, developed by PATH and manufactured by Shanghai Dahua Medical Apparatus Co., Ltd., won a bronze prize from the Medical Design Excellence Awards in 2015. The competition is the medical technology industry's premier awards program and recognizes the highest-caliber medical devices and diagnostic products on the market.
Washington Global Health Alliance awards: two times!
PATH experts have twice been named Pioneers of Global Health by the Washington Global Health Alliance. Jane Hutchings, former leader of PATH’s Reproductive Health program, received the 2015 Pioneers of Global Health “Impact” award for being a creative and inspirational leader dedicated to solving global health inequity and for her efforts to grow Washington State’s collaborative global health community.
Tala de los Santos, leader of PATH’s Diagnostics program, was honored in 2014 as a Rising Leader. The Rising Leader award recognizes a creative and inspirational leader under 40 who has shown unique dedication to solving global health inequity.
Sustainability Leadership Awards: two times!
The Sustainability Leadership Awards recognize outstanding contributors in the greater Seattle region who are making a significant impact toward developing a more sustainable future. In 2016, PATH and MSR Global Health, Cascade Designs won the award for Innovative Design in the large and medium-sized businesses category for developing a new portable water purification device—the MSR SE200™ Community Chlorine Maker—to bring clean water to populations around the world. In 2014, PATH received the Transportation Changer Award for achievements in impacting transportation systems and accessibility.
MSR SE200 is a registered trademark of Mountain Safety Research, a Division of Cascade Designs, Inc.
Deals of Distinction Award
PATH, the National Institutes of Health, the US Food and Drug Administration, and Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. received the Deals of Distinction Award in 2014 for an intellectual property licensing deal and technology transfer that enabled the development and manufacture of the MenAfriVac® meningitis vaccine. The unique partnership resulted in an affordable and accessible vaccine that doesn’t require constant refrigeration, allowing it to reach more than 400 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. The improved vaccine production process was recognized again when the US Food and Drug Administration received the 2016 Patents for Humanity Award from the US Patent and Trademark Office.
MenAfriVac is a registered trademark of Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.
Leaders in Health Care Award
PATH received Seattle Business magazine’s 2011 Leaders in Health Care Award in the Outstanding Global Health Organization category. The award recognizes organizations in Washington State that have made a major impact toward solving chronic global health problems and are contributing to the development of global health research.