PATH Program

Advocacy & Policy

At PATH, we know it is not enough to create solutions to health problems. To achieve health equity, PATH's advocacy and policy team helps policymakers, advocates, and citizens make evidence-based policy and funding decisions that bring these solutions to scale. But we don’t stop there—we also hold decision-makers accountable for their commitments.

In 2018-2021, our advocacy contributed to at least:
Policies adopted
Policy implementation activities completed
Funding lines mobilized

What we do

PATH is an expert in driving change through policy. For four decades, we have applied our technical expertise and leveraged our influential partnerships with public and private-sector leaders to inform and advocate for action that responds to communities' health priorities.

We inform policies, mobilize resources, and advocate for actions that will lead to lasting positive change with a focus on:

Reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition to help women, families and communities thrive.

Immunization that reaches every child to protect them from serious illnesses and deadly diseases.

Innovation to develop and scale new technologies, whether they are vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, or system innovations including data and digital tools.

Elimination and control of diseases including infectious and noncommunicable diseases and neglected tropical diseases.

Preparedness to fight emerging health threats and end pandemics.

Access to essential medicines and technologies for all that are affordable, appropriate, and quality-assured.

For more than a decade, PATH has supported the adoption of evidence-based, adequately-resourced, and impactful policies. With locally staffed projects in more than 70 countries, and deep expertise across a range of health areas, we are a trusted partner to government decision-makers and civil society advocates. We work with national and subnational governments to advance evidence-based policymaking and to ensure civil society is engaged in these processes. For greater impact and sustainability, we partner with local civil society organizations, enabling them to lead and demand accountability from governments. Read more about our approach here.

Our global team

Advocacy has been part of PATH’s work since our founding more than 40 years ago. PATH has conducted advocacy globally and in more than 50 countries. Today, PATH’s team of advocacy professionals around the world works at all levels with governments, civil society, the private sector, and other development partners to advance policy initiatives that result in better health outcomes for women, children, and families. Our multidisciplinary staff includes public health experts with experience in diverse cultural contexts, as well as business and policy strategists skilled in translating promising ideas into approaches that have a lasting impact on health

Meet the team

  1. Heather Ignatius

    Managing Director, External Affairs

  2. Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando

    Regional Advocacy Director, Africa

  3. Marti Wilson

    Finance and Administration Manager

  4. Kelly Healy

    Co-Lead, Advocacy Partnership

  5. Rachel Ndirangu

    Co-Lead, Advocacy Partnership

  6. Jacqueline Achieng

    Program Officer, Media and Communications

  7. Deogratias Agaba

    Senior Communications Officer

  8. Elizabeth Bazuaye

    Program Assistant- Advocacy and Public Policy

  9. Mariana Becerra

    Policy & Advocacy Officer

  10. Jenny Blair

    Manager, US & Global Policy and Advocacy

  11. Taonga Chilalika

    Advocacy and Policy Officer

  12. Claire Felten

    Senior Advocacy and Policy Associate

  13. Pauline Irungu

    Global Policy & Advocacy Advisor

  14. Josphine Kinyanjui

    Advocacy and Policy Officer

  15. Wanjiku Manguyu

    Regional Advocacy and Policy Advisor

  16. Diketso Mphafudi

    Program Associate

  17. Rebecca Mwima

    Program Assistant- Advocacy and Public Policy

  18. Esther Nasikye

    Advocacy and Policy Lead, Uganda

  19. Jamie Nishi

    Executive Director, Global Health Technologies Coalition

  20. Frederick Okwi

    Program Officer

  21. Johnpaul Omollo

    Senior Policy Officer, R&D

  22. Clayton Opiyo

    Advocacy and Policy Officer

  23. Hannah Sachs-Wetstone

    Program Assistant, GHTC

  24. Martha Songa

    Regional Advocacy and Policy Officer

  25. Melissa Wanda

    Policy & Advocacy Officer, Kenya

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Our Resources

Browse resources and publications from our program in the PATH resource database.