PATH Program

Advocacy & Policy

PATH’s advocacy and public policy team helps policymakers, advocates, and citizens make evidence-based policy and funding decisions to advance health equity. Our work informs policies, mobilizes resources, strengthens advocacy capacity, and holds decision-makers accountable for their commitments.

In 2018-2022, our advocacy contributed to at least:
Policies adopted
Actions taken to implement policies
Funding lines mobilized

What we do

At PATH, we are experts in driving change through policy with over four decades of experience. By applying our technical expertise and leveraging influential cross-sector partnerships, we are uniquely suited to advance evidence-based policies and partner with advocates at all levels to hold decision-makers accountable and ensure those policies are implemented and adequately resourced.

Our work responds to communities’ health priorities that will lead to lasting positive change including advocating for improved policies and increased budgets for strengthening primary health care and financing; reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition; immunization; research and development; health system innovation; elimination and control of diseases, including infectious diseases, noncommunicable diseases, and neglected tropical diseases; emergency response and preparedness; and gender equity.

Our collaborative approach

With locally staffed projects 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 ensure civil society is engaged in policymaking processes, and we partner with local civil society organizations to enable them to lead and demand accountability from governments.

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Resource hub

Browse resources from our program in the PATH advocacy resource hub.


Our global team

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 innovative approaches that have a sustainable impact on health equity.

  1. Heather Ignatius

    Chief of 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. Anum Adrees

    Advocacy and Policy Associate, Global Health Technologies Coalition

  8. Deogratias Agaba

    Senior Communications Officer

  9. Esther Adhiambo Anyango

    Program Coordinator, Advocacy and Public Policy

  10. Elizabeth Bazuaye

    Program Assistant- Advocacy and Public Policy

  11. Mariana Becerra

    Policy & Advocacy Officer

  12. Jenny Blair

    Manager, US & Global Policy and Advocacy

  13. Taonga Chilalika

    Advocacy and Policy Officer

  14. Lindokuhle Dlamini

    Senior Communications Officer

  15. Claire Felten

    Senior Advocacy and Policy Associate

  16. Susan Lin

    Senior Analyst-Public Health Advisor, Advocacy and Public Policy

  17. Alex Long

    Policy and Advocacy Officer, Global Health Technologies Coalition

  18. Wanjiku Manguyu

    Regional Advocacy and Policy Advisor

  19. Diketso Mphafudi

    Program Associate

  20. Rebecca Mwima

    Program Assistant- Advocacy and Public Policy

  21. Esther Nasikye

    Advocacy and Policy Lead, Uganda

  22. Jamie Nishi

    Executive Director, Global Health Technologies Coalition

  23. Frederick Okwi

    Program Officer

  24. Johnpaul Omollo

    Senior Policy Officer, R&D

  25. Clayton Opiyo

    Advocacy and Policy Officer

  26. Hannah Sachs-Wetstone

    Program Assistant, GHTC

  27. Martha Songa

    Regional Advocacy and Policy Officer

  28. Kate Sotos

    Communications Officer, External Affairs General

  29. Melissa Wanda

    Policy & Advocacy Officer, Kenya

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