PATH Program

Digital health and data

Accelerating the digital transformation of health systems and supporting the use of data–led action for health equity.

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What we do

PATH recognizes that digitally enabled health care and timely data use can positively change the very nature of health care and health systems, and therefore speed progress toward health equity. Rather than focusing on deploying technology alone, PATH takes a systematic approach to digital transformation. To move health care into the digital age, PATH supports countries as they move away from fragmented digital health tools toward informed and empowered digital leadership, the implementation of global digital health standards, and an interoperable, human–centered, and financially sustainable digital ecosystem.

We work across several cross–cutting areas including diagnostics, epidemic and pandemic preparedness, primary healthcare, immunization, health system strengthening, market dynamics, and several disease areas such as malaria, HIV, COVID-19, and NCDs.

Focus areas

  1. Global/Regional

    Stakeholder convening

    Thought leadership

    Capacity strengthening

    Digital health policy, governance, and compliance

    Learning network design and guidance

    Policy advocacy

    Secretariat services

  2. National

    Digital assessment

    Packaged solutions

    Capacity strengthening

    Digital health policy, governance, and compliance

    Data improvement

    Enterprise and data architecture

    Technical guidance and vendor management


  3. Sub–national

    System analysis and process



    Requirements development

    Capacity strengthening

    Data improvement

Our work in numbers
Global staff
Countries we work in

Where we work

We have active digital and data projects in more than 30 countries, including:

1. Africa: Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, South Africa, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Angola, Benin, Cambodia, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda.

2. Asia-Pacific: Thailand, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Vietnam.

  1. Laurie Werner, MPA

    Director, Center of Digital And Data Excellence

  2. Leah Ekbladh

    Director of Strategy, Center of Digital and Data Excellence

  3. Bilal Mateen

    Executive Director Digital Square, Center of Digital and Data Excellence

  4. Ellen Garrett

    Director of Finance and Administration, Center of Digital and Data Excellence

  5. Samuel Wambugu

    Project Director, Center of Digital and Data Excellence

  6. Fatou Fall

    Africa Regional Director of Digital Health

  7. Brian Taliesin

    Global Director, Living Labs, Center of Digital and Data Excellence

  8. Sameer Kanwar

    Director, Digital Health

  9. Jackie Clark

    Deputy Director, Business Planning

  10. Gracey Vaughn

    Deputy Director, Global Implementation

  11. Carl Fourie

    Deputy Director, Digital Square

  12. Sevak Amalyan

    Deputy Director of Operations

  13. Lauren Wall

    Deputy Director, Capacity Strengthening

  14. Bernard Aryeetey

    Director, Global Advocacy and External Affairs

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  1. Staff of Mbale Diagnostic Vet Lab and the Uganda Wildlife Authority Diagnostic and Research Vet Lab receive their accreditation certificates in Mbale City. Photo: PATH/ Deogratias Agaba.
    May 1, 2024

    Making history: Uganda’s veterinary labs achieve international accreditation

    Learn how PATH supports Uganda's newly-accredited veterinary labs as they work to bolster global health security and address the impacts of climate change on health.

  2. Jackline Vugutsa, a community health promoter, uses a mobile device to collect data during a household visit in Vihiga County.  Photo: PATH/Denise Akun.
    April 29, 2024

    Fighting malaria with digital health: How Kenya is transforming its community health sector

    The electronic Community Health Information System (eCHIS) sends diagnostic data directly from households to facilities, enabling timely malaria treatment.

  3. Kenya’s Digital Health Agency Chairperson shaking hands with PATH Kenya Country Director. From left to right: Rachel Ndirangu, Carolyne Njuguna, Silas Simatwo, and Margaret Ndisha Mwakala. Photo: PATH Kenya.
    April 4, 2024

    Kenya’s newly appointed Digital Health Agency Chairperson visits PATH Kenya offices

    PATH Kenya was honored with a visit by the Chairperson of Kenya's Digital Health Agency, Silas Simatwo. The agency, which was created by the Digital Health Act 2023, is mandated to develop, operationalize and maintain the comprehensive integrated health information system as stipulated in the Health Act 2017.

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    April 3, 2024

    Investing in community health with digital tools

    PATH and the Zambian government are creating a digital health system that equips community health workers with the tools they need to deliver high-quality care.

  5. Posh Brink MOU signing
    November 30, 2023

    For sustainability, prioritize local capacity building, not just digital health tools

    Through our partnerships, we are making progress on changing the way digital tools are built and deployed by increasing local capacity.

  6. Guild
    October 31, 2023

    Leveraging digital public goods to build local capacity and support refugees

    PATH is partnering with Guild Digital to address strategic and operational gaps in responding to humanitarian health situations in refugee settlements in Uganda through digital public goods.