PATH Program


Advancing and increasing 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 the cornerstone of universal health coverage, emergency response, and population well-being. They are indispensable for guiding clinical decisions, averting drug resistance, bolstering disease surveillance, and raising early alerts of potential pandemics. Unfortunately, more than half of the world's population lacks access to even the most basic diagnostic tools. In many regions, these critical diagnostics are either entirely absent where patients seek treatment or too expensive or resource-intensive for local healthcare systems.

For over 3 decades, PATH 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. With a global presence and country-specific capabilities, PATH is accelerating the delivery and accessibility of essential health products, ensuring that no one is left behind on the path to better health.

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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

41 Article s
  1. Living labs
    January 29, 2024

    Almost 50 years of engaging users in global health innovation

    PATH’s first project centered equity and user inclusion long before the terms human-centered design and DEI were coined.

  2. Manufa (2)
    November 20, 2023

    The vital link between quality management systems and diagnostics development

    The biggest secret to successful local manufacturing is something the global health community doesn’t consider enough.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.