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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    January 13, 2022

    Celebrating innovation, design, and impact at Living Labs Open Day

    “We aim to accelerate health innovations to design solutions that have a high impact in service delivery and anticipated higher success rate. There is a need to move from a place of merely creating solutions and imposing them on the people who use them to a place where solutions are co-created collectively with the users.” — Dr. Joseph Kayaya, lead product manager at PATH Living Labs

  2. Examples of Autodisable AD syringes Photo. PATH..jpg
    November 22, 2021

    The syringe shortage, explained

    As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, low- and middle-income countries are facing a massive syringe shortage. PATH experts unpack the causes and implications.

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    October 28, 2021

    Does the world have the tools to inoculate billions?

    COVID-19 vaccine rollouts have highlighted the critical role of autodisable syringes, sharps boxes, and other immunization tools.

  4. A PATH-facilitated diagnostic training in India.
    July 29, 2021

    Decentralizing testing for COVID-19 and beyond

    Testing is a key pillar of India’s COVID-19 response. But record daily cases and infections have overburdened its testing systems, prompting the need for a new approach.

  5. Lebowakgomo, Limpopo, South Africa -04262020 - Community Healthcare Workers conduct door to door screening for covid-19 in South Africa in a bid to minimise the spread of the virus. By Mukurukuru Media
    July 1, 2021

    Africa’s third wave is killing thousands and the world is not paying attention

    In some African countries the death rate has tripled in a week.

  6. Women and children in India
    December 14, 2020

    4 principles for scaling health products

    Health products save lives—but only if they make it to market and meet the needs of care providers. In India, common principles guide this contextual work.

Co-creating solutions

Living Labs

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