One of the great things about working at PATH is the stories you hear.
On Monday, you might run into someone who knows what it takes to make a successful water filter for consumers in India, and how that differs from making a successful water filter for consumers in Cambodia. On Tuesday, the teams that are fighting malaria may have new results that show a promising path toward eliminating the disease in Africa.
By Friday, you’ll likely have learned what percentage of India’s population relies on rice as a staple food (65 percent), how many cases of group A meningococcal meningitis were confirmed in Burkina Faso at the end of the first post-vaccine epidemic season (four, the lowest number ever), and who won Defeatdd.org’s Poo Haiku contest (@Clean_the_World).
Live to tell the tale
With work in more than 70 countries, we’ve got plenty to talk about. That’s why we’re launching the PATH blog today. We hope to give you a lively look at what we and our partners are up to—and to find out what you think. We start off today with a story from Dr. Christopher J. Elias, our president and CEO, on the changes he’s seen vaccines make in children’s lives since he was a young doctor working in a refugee camp on the Thai-Cambodian border.
In the weeks to come, we’ll bring you more stories about issues in global health and how our work addresses them. We also hope to pique your curiosity, beginning with the weekly quiz you see below. Come back Thursday for the answer. We’d love to see you.
Global health quiz: Name three regions in which PATH is working to prevent HIV/AIDS. See the answer on Thursday.