PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. See our most recent annual report for particular highlights of our work.
PATH’s mission is to improve the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors.
PATH was originally founded as the Program for the Introduction and Adaptation of Contraceptive Technology (PIACT) in 1977. PIACT transitioned to PATH in 1980. For more information, see the story of the birth of PATH.
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PATH has offices in 43 cities in 20 countries. These countries are Belgium, China, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, the United States, Vietnam, and Zambia. Learn more about our global expertise.
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PATH is supported by foundations, the US government, other governments, multilateral agencies, corporations, and individuals. Unrestricted funding provided by individual donors is essential to PATH’s work. Unrestricted funding allows us the flexibility to explore opportunities, test new strategies, and invent early prototypes before seeking grant funding, which we typically must use for specific activities.
Our innovation platforms
PATH takes a multidimensional approach to solving health challenges. Our work spans five platforms, which we deploy strategically for greatest impact:
- Vaccines to give children a healthy start in life.
- Drugs to treat diseases more effectively and at lower cost.
- Diagnostics to detect and track diseases.
- Devices like household water filters and prefilled, nonreusable syringes.
- And system and service innovations to ensure that all these tools reach the people who need them.