PATH Program


PATH advances and increases access to quality and appropriate diagnostics that improve the health outcomes of people and communities in low-resource settings.

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What we do

Diagnostics are essential for advancing universal health coverage, addressing health emergencies, and promoting healthier populations. These critical tools guide clinical decision-making for patient care, curb the spread of drug resistance, support disease surveillance programs, and raise early alerts of a potential pandemic disease.

However, more than 50 percent of the world’s population has little to no access to basic diagnostics. Current diagnostics are either completely unavailable where most patients live and present for treatment or are too expensive or resource-intensive for local health systems to acquire and use.

For more than 30 years, PATH Diagnostics has collaborated with partners across the full diagnostics ecosystem to develop and commercialize appropriate, affordable, quality-assured diagnostics for conditions that disproportionately affect people in low-resource settings.

PATH’s global footprint and country capabilities accelerate improvements in delivery and access to health products.

Our focus areas

Diagnostics Leadership

  1. Neha Agarwal

    Co-Lead, Diagnostics

  2. David Boyle

    Laboratory Director and Program Co-Lead, Diagnostics

  3. Jennifer Chin

    Director of Finance & Operations, Diagnostics

  4. Gonzalo Domingo

    Scientific Director and Lead of Malaria Diagnostics

  5. Bhavya Gowda

    Lead, Market Access and Commercialization

  6. Deborah Oroszlan

    Digital Engagement & Communications

  7. Roger Peck

    Associate Director, Diagnostics

  8. Helen Storey

    Program Advisor, Diagnostics

38 Articles
38 Articles
38 Articles
  1. Manufa (2)
    August 17, 2023

    The case for investment: Insights from five African manufacturers on local manufacturing of diagnostic tools

    Bridging the gap between manufacturer needs and investor funding

  2. African manufacturing
    July 31, 2023

    Unlocking potential: Boosting existing capacity in diagnostics through innovative partnerships and funding models

    A recent investor convening highlighted promising opportunities for development finance institutions to support indigenous diagnostics companies with business cases and innovative funding models to enhance capacity, regulatory systems, and collaboration.

  3. Dr. Maimouna Ndour Mbaye, a diabetes specialist, standing in a records room at the Marc Sankale Diabetes Center in Dakar, Senegal. Photo: PATH/Gabe Bienczyck
    February 21, 2023

    Integrating connected diagnostics in primary health care

    Digital health innovations, such as portable ultrasound scanners and heart rate monitors, can significantly improve access to timely care and treatment. But in low-resource settings, analog systems must catch up with digital solutions.

  4. Laboratory technician placing vials of blood in a centrifuge machine and logging information in the computer in the regional hospital laboratory in Thies, Senegal. Photo: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki.
    February 10, 2023

    Fighting antimicrobial resistance through connected diagnostics

    The rise of multidrug-resistant bacteria is a major public health threat, but connected diagnostic data can bolster the world’s capacity to effectively prepare and respond.

  5. A health care worker uses a tablet to record medical data.
    February 1, 2023

    Bridging digital health innovation with governance and patient safety

    Digital innovation and connected diagnostics can help address global health disparities, but it is essential to ensure health governance advances alongside new technologies.

  6. A laboratory worker filling out paperwork in the regional hospital laboratory in Thiès, Senegal. Connected diagnostics have the potential to save health workers valuable time—and accelerate pandemic response times. Photo: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki.
    January 24, 2023

    Connected diagnostics and the future of global health

    The first in a four-part series, this article explores how digital transformation is redefining global health with a closer look at connected diagnostics.