Welcome from the Board Chair
Dear colleagues and friends of PATH,
This is an exciting time in global health. The global community is making palpable progress toward securing a healthier future for all people, no matter where they live. While complex challenges remain, new investments, innovations, and partnerships have saved millions of lives and improved the health and prospects of millions more.
PATH’s future is also looking bright. In June, we welcome new president and CEO Steve Davis, a business leader with expertise in global health and development, after bidding farewell to our longtime leader, Dr. Christopher J. Elias. Chris guided PATH through a period of extraordinary growth, solidifying our reputation as one of the most innovative and effective global health organizations. Chris left PATH to become president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
This year’s annual report reflects our sense of optimism. In 2011, we reached nearly 75 million people both directly and indirectly with programs and interventions, drawing on our expertise and culture of innovation to address the most urgent health challenges. Now we must collectively reach those left behind, identifying new opportunities and solutions equal to the challenges we face. With your support, PATH will continue to lead the way. Thank you for your enduring commitment to global health.
Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH
Chair, Board of Directors