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Public health across sectors

We forge partnerships across sectors and borders, with governments and philanthropists, nonprofits and the private sector. We’ve been doing it for more than 40 years.

Focused on equity

Everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy life. With the help of our partners, we develop, adapt, and scale up solutions to accelerate progress toward health equity.

local work, global support

Public health innovation to prevent, detect, respond to health threats

PATH is working on technologies to predict, prevent and control outbreaks of diseases like COVID-19, polio, and others. With your support, our experts can keep developing public health innovations that save lives.

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Our mission of health equity hinges on a strong commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion –within our teams, and in our work. Read our statements of support for LGBTQ+ and Black and brown communities in public health.

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South African doctors and innovators designed the SINAPI Biomedical chest drain, which is easier to use, more cost effective, and manufactured in their lab in South Africa (pictured here). Photo: PATH/Charles Meadows.
Five ways to scale African manufacturing of lifesaving health products
A view of the flags outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Photo: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.
PATH at the 77th UN General Assembly: applying COVID-19 lessons to strengthen health equity and security
Elizabeth Mbengue is a pharmacist at the Pharmacie Bakh Yaye in Thies, Senegal. Photo: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki.
Cold chain investments vital for essential medicine delivery
A wastewater creek where the bag-mediated filtration system was tested.
New tool detects poliovirus hiding in the environment
Nakalema Annet Doreen, a midwife at the maternity clinic in Mpigi Town, Uganda, conducts general health checks for expectant mothers. Photo: PATH/Wil
Advancing primary health care policies in Kenya and Uganda
Environment and Public Health Organization staff and volunteer in Katmandu, Nepal, taking wastewater and sludge samples. Photo: PATH/S. Dahal.
How sewage can help countries get ahead of COVID-19 variants
Community health worker Bernadette Chilufya conducting a rapid diagnostic test on Christopher, a patient at Nakambala Clinic in Zambia’s Southern Province, during Malaria Case Investigation practical trainings. Photo: PATH/Chilowekwa Shike.
Accelerating progress toward malaria elimination in Zambia
A nurse administers a COVID-19 vaccine at Entebbe Referral Hospital in Uganda, March 2021. Photo: PATH/Deogratias Agaba.
Latest childhood immunization data must spur renewed action