Next-generation tools that give families, health care workers, and communities the tools they need to thrive
PATH is known for developing and accelerating lifesaving health technologies with global impact. From designing a new diaphragm for women to strengthening markets for safe water treatment and storage devices, we identify, adapt, develop, and deliver technologies with the potential to achieve unprecedented wins for health.
Our work on devices harnesses creative ideas, global talent, and local ingenuity. In collaboration with innovators, public- and private-sector partners, governments, communities, and civil society groups worldwide, we identify and produce tools and technologies that improve care and address some of the leading health threats to women, children, and communities.
Safe water to safe childbirth
Our efforts include innovative ways to improve access to healthier water, air, sanitation, and hygiene. We develop reproductive health devices to allow women to plan their families and products that help them and their children survive childbirth and the risky weeks that follow. Our vaccine technologies—which range from devices that make injections safer to cold chain improvements, heat-sensitive stickers, and new formulations that protect the potency of vaccines—have helped to save millions of lives.
We work to ensure that all these solutions are appropriate, available, and affordable to the people who need them, and that they align with the needs and priorities of the countries in which we work. So far, PATH has developed and adapted more than 100 effective and easy-to-use devices—with many more in the pipeline—giving more families, health workers, and communities the tools they need to thrive.
Photo: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki.