Thank you for sharing our vision
Our donors are essential supporters of our vision of a world where health is within reach for all. In 2009, individual donors and family foundations contributed more than $1.4 million of flexible “innovation funding,” including gifts to PATH’s Catalyst Fund and Fund for Health Technologies. Such funding allowed us to:
- Carry out 37 activities that helped us launch and pursue new initiatives. From establishing oral rehydration therapy corners in Kenya to testing mobile handheld devices as a tracking tool for tuberculosis, this support pushed our work forward in every area of need.
- Leverage six major grants for projects focused on areas such as vaccines and childhood immunization, diagnostic technologies, and better feeding practices for infants and young children.
- Meet strategic priorities, including new systems for understanding (and increasing) the impact of our work; critical support to our programs in Nicaragua and China and for HIV, maternal and child health, and malaria; and high-visibility international collaborations that increase our scope and range.
In 2009, Charity Navigator awarded PATH four stars for financial stewardship for the fifth year running, an honor accorded to fewer than 4 percent of rated charities. Last year 89 cents of every dollar we spent was put to work in direct support of PATH’s programs.
At the start of a new decade, we can imagine for the first time a world without malaria, where children no longer die for lack of basic health care, where women are empowered to protect their own health and the health of their families. Thank you for your contribution. And thank you for sharing our vision.
In 2009, more than 300 people joined us from our online communities to support the reestablishment of oral rehydration corners in clinics throughout Kenya, giving children effective treatment for one of the countries most dangerous childhood killers: severe diarrheal disease.
The “innovation funding” icon identifies PATH projects that received flexible support, such as support from individual donors, at a critical phase of their development.