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

    Cybersecurity

  3. Sub–national

    System analysis and process

    Design

    Prototyping

    Requirements development

    Capacity strengthening

    Data improvement

Our work in numbers
100+
Global staff
31
Projects
33
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

    Director, Center of Digital And Data Excellence

  2. Dykki Settle

    Chief Digital Officer, Center of Digital and Data Excellence

  3. Henry Mwanyika

    Regional Director, Center of Digital and Excellence

  4. Leah Ekbladh

    Director of Strategy, Center of Digital and Data Excellence

  5. Bilal Mateen

    Executive Director Digital Square, Center of Digital and Data Excellence

  6. Samuel Wambugu

    Project Director, Center of Digital and Data Excellence

  7. Ellen Garrett

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

  8. Brian Taliesin

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

  9. Tara Newton

    Engagement Manager, Center of Digital and Data Excellence

  10. Sameer Kanwar

    Director, Digital Health

  11. Fatou Fall

    Director of West and Central Africa

  12. Jackie Clark

    Deputy Director, Business Planning

  13. Gracey Vaughn

    Deputy Director, Global Implementation

  14. Carl Fourie

    Deputy Director, Digital Square

  15. Sevak Amalyan

    Deputy Director of Operations

  16. Lauren Wall

    Deputy Director, Capacity Strengthening

  17. Hassan Mtenga

    Director, East and Southern Africa

63 Article s
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. September 20, 2023

    Innovative funding strategies to scale community-based antenatal care services and strengthen local capacity

    A new approach to funding strengthens local capacity and sustainability while empowering community health workers to bring lifesaving interventions to mothers and children

  4. DAK
    September 8, 2023

    Digital adaptation kits equip countries in translating health guidelines into digital solutions

    Digital adaptation kits provide standardized documentation distilling WHO’s health and data recommendations into a format that countries can localize and incorporate into digital systems.

  5. IMG-20230717-WA0011
    July 31, 2023

    Unleashing the power of digital health in Tanzania

    How PATH’s Data Use Partnership project improved Tanzania’s national health care system through better use of health data.

  6. Brink Innovation holds a co-creation workshop in Mombasa, Kenya. Photo: Brink Innovation.
    June 13, 2023

    Supporting localization to digitize Kenya’s community-based surveillance

    Kenya-based Brink Innovation is creating tools for early detection of potential outbreaks, such as COVID-19, Ebola, and polio.