The journey begins with a spark—of imagination, insight, possibility.
That kernel of an idea takes shape: a vaccine to protect children against a devastating disease; a new strategy to fight malnutrition; a next-generation tool to diagnose illness or provide a new contraceptive option for women.
But on the road from idea to impact, health innovations too often lose their way in the dead ends of market failure, gaps in demand or supply, or regulatory and policy roadblocks.
As the leader in global health innovation, PATH specializes in navigating hurdles like these, ushering health technologies and systems innovations over the threshold between bright idea and breakthrough solution.
Our 2014 annual report celebrates the ingenuity, determination, and collaboration that fuel the journey of innovation—and the people living healthier lives as a result.
PATH and our partners and supporters reached more than 160 million people in 2014 with lifesaving vaccines and drug treatments, new health technologies, and strategies to build healthy communities.
Together, we paved the way for sustainable health solutions to change lives.
Those solutions start with the needs of the countries themselves to tackle the challenges they identify as their highest priorities. Our work to support our partners in the fight against the Ebola virus illustrates how much we can achieve by working together.
PATH played a major role in supporting Senegal’s Ministry of Health to set up a national emergency operations center and develop treatment guidelines, surveillance processes, and other systems and procedures to respond to the threat. At the global level, we loaned PATH staff to support the World Health Organization’s response, provided technical assistance for Ebola vaccine trials, and helped develop more effective tools to diagnose and prevent the spread of the disease.
Hope is rising that the worst of the crisis has subsided. PATH will continue to stand with our partners in West Africa and beyond in the work to rebuild families and health systems battered by the disease.
We thank you, our supporters and partners, for standing with us as we drive innovation to scale to improve health and save lives—and as we reach higher to save even more.
With support from our funders and individual contributors, we will accelerate our work on the nearly 100 promising health technologies and 80 system and service innovation projects in our portfolio.
With more than 1,400 partners around the globe, we will eliminate obstacles so these innovations reach the people who can use them to transform their own health and the health of their families and communities.
Together, we will deliver on our commitment to a world where innovation ensures that health is within reach for everyone.
Thank you for joining us on the journey.
President and CEO
Chair, Board of Directors