PATH Program

Medical devices and health technologies

PATH's medical devices and health technologies program leads the vanguard in translating innovative ideas into breakthrough health solutions. We accelerate access to affordable, appropriate health solutions to protect and treat the communities that need them most.

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What we do

Advancing critical health technologies

All too often, existing medical devices and health technologies are inaccessible because they are too expensive or impractical for use in under-resourced health settings. We respond to these challenges by developing and scaling devices and tools with the potential to address the diseases and health issues that disproportionately affect women and children in low-resource settings.


What we do

Our global health impact

Together with our public- and private-sector partners, the Medical Devices and Health Technologies program has investigated hundreds of medical devices, health technologies, and tools and advanced the most promising and appropriate technologies into affordable commercial products for use in country health programs and global health campaigns, reaching billions of people.

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Meet the team

  1. Pat Lennon

    Acting Program Leader & Portfolio Leader: Supply Systems & Equipment

  2. Emily Jeffers

    Director of Finance and Administration

  3. Dr. Patricia Coffey

    Portfolio Leader: Health Technologies for Women and Children

  4. Courtney Jarrahian

    Portfolio Leader: Packaging & Delivery Technologies

  5. Dr. Manjari Lal

    Portfolio Leader: Formulation Technologies

  6. Steven Diesburg

    Product Development Engineering Lead

  7. Rachel Hammack

    Communications Manager

  8. Dr. Mercy Mvundura

    Technical Advisor Health Economics

  9. Joanie Robertson

    Portfolio Leader: Supply Systems and Equipment

  10. Brian Taliesin

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

  11. Dr. Jessica White

    Evaluation and Research Laboratory (EARLY) Lead

  12. Betsy Wilskie

    Procurement and Supply Technical Assistance Lead

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  1. Photo: PATH. The Living Labs and Early Childhood Development teams collaboratively facilitated/organized the exhibition for users from their respective projects. Photo: PATH.
    May 30, 2024

    A day with co-creators exhibiting inclusive innovation in Kenya

    Prioritizing health care users offers rich insights into design challenges. The inclusive innovation exhibition held earlier this year provided a unique opportunity to raise the voices of our users and their perspectives on proposed solutions that hold promise for addressing current health challenges if scaled.

  2. Aminata Gaye, 29, (in pink) explains to Mossan Faye, 21, how to self-inject the contraceptive Sayana® Press at the Dominique Health Center in Pikine, Senegal. PATH/Gabe Bienczycki.
    May 28, 2024

    Correcting a historic injustice

    How women’s health innovations and a new alliance are helping to close the gender health gap.

  3. Aminata Gaye, 29, (left) explains to patient Mossan Faye, 21, how to self-inject the contraceptive Sayana Press in Pikine, Senegal. Mossan enrolled in a PATH-led research study in Senegal on self-injection. PATH/Gabe Bienczycki.
    April 30, 2024

    Ratifying the African Medicines Agency Treaty

    How PATH is helping countries ratify the African Medicines Agency Treaty, which will enhance the approval process for safe and high-quality medical products.

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    January 5, 2024

    Lessons learned from using a human-centered design approach to innovation

    Often, the simplest solutions can make the biggest impact for health care workers in service delivery, efficient processes, and streamlined products.

  5. Women at health clinic with children. Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp
    October 19, 2023

    Advancing innovations in women's health through policy advocacy

    Innovative solutions for women’s health needs are critical to saving lives and advancing gender equality, but underfunding and inefficient regulatory systems leave millions of women unable to access high-quality, affordable products. How can advocates change the landscape?

  6. Microarray patches are a groundbreaking, needle-free technology PATH is advancing to increase access to lifesaving vaccines and other essential medicines. Photo: PATH.
    February 9, 2023

    Swapping needles for patches could improve vaccine equity

    Microarray patches are a groundbreaking needle-free technology that could radically transform how vaccines are administered, but equitable access is far from guaranteed.

Co-creating solutions

Living Labs

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