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PATH staff will join thousands of people in Washington, DC, in late May to explore new ways of addressing the health needs of individuals, families, and communities around the world—and to share lessons learned on the front lines of global health.

The Global Health Council is hosting the 36th annual International Conference on Global Health from May 26 to May 30, 2009. This year’s theme is “New Technologies + Proven Strategies = Healthy Communities” and will highlight the ways in which technologies, best practices, and evidence-based policies improve health. Nearly 40 PATH staff will join our colleagues from around the world to engage in an open and unfettered exchange of ideas and approaches that is so vital to our work.

PATH at the conference

As a world leader in creating and adapting technologies to improve health in developing countries, PATH is hosting an auxiliary session entitled “Designing and Creating New Technologies: Innovative Solutions for Global Health.” The session will discuss our unique methods and innovative approaches to developing affordable, appropriate, and accessible technologies for maternal and neonatal health, reproductive health, nutrition, vaccines and immunization, and water and sanitation.

In addition, PATH will host the auxiliary session “Get the Scoop on Poop: Cocktail Conversation on New Approaches for Addressing Diarrheal Diseases.” We will showcase our work on diarrheal disease prevention and treatment and discuss new technologies and cornerstone interventions to community mobilization and advocacy.

PATH staff will also participate in panel sessions about HIV preventioninfant and child health, cervical cancer screeningpostpartum hemorrhage, and health technologies.

Visit PATH recruiters at booth 201 in the exhibit hall of the Omni Shoreham Hotel and check out our technology display in the Birdcage Walk.

Learn more about PATH’s activities at the conference.

A community of global health professionals

The Global Health Council is the world’s largest membership organization dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world. Its members include health care professionals, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, corporations, government agencies, and academic institutions that work to ensure global health for all. Over the past 36 years, thousands of public health professionals from almost 100 countries have gathered for the Global Health Council’s annual conference.

Posted May 20, 2009.