PATH Program

Primary Health Care

With help from a broad range of global and local partners, PATH works with national and subnational governments to reimagine primary health care (PHC) through a multi-disciplinary, person-centered approach that improves health and well-being for all people.

About Us

All people should have access to the essential health services they need—and when and where they need them.

Recognizing PHC as the critical pathway to achieving universal health coverage, PATH created its Primary Health Care program to accelerate the development of multi-disciplinary, high-performing primary health care services. Strong PHC is not only essential to accelerating progress toward health for all, it is also the world’s first and best line of defense against health threats, like COVID-19, antimicrobial resistance, and climate change.

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered global health progress, magnified barriers to essential health services, and deepened health inequities, it’s also created a once in a lifetime opportunity to advance a truly impactful approach to primary health care. The time to act is now.

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  1. PATH Kenya exhibited its various programs across a range of thematic areas, including immunization, innovation and technology, maternal and child health, and market dynamics. Photo: PATH Kenya
    October 31, 2023

    PATH Kenya lights the path to UHC excellence at the grand exhibition

    No country or organization can achieve universal health coverage (UHC) alone. It will require close collaboration across sectors and fundamental changes in the way public health is funded, designed, and delivered. At PATH, we’re accelerating progress toward UHC so all people and communities can thrive.

  2. Community Health Promoters (CHPs) with their newly launched kits. Credit: MoH Kenya
    October 25, 2023

    A heath revolution unleashed: PATH Kenya commends Kenya's 100,000 kitted health promoters

    PATH applauds the Kenyan Ministry of Health for successfully training and deploying 248 Primary Care Network master trainers to all 47 counties in the country. This is a significant step toward revitalizing primary health care services and achieving universal health coverage (UHC).

  3. 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?

  4. A health care worker at the Dominique Health Center in Pikine, Senegal provides family planning support and counselling to patients. Photo: PATH/ Gabe Bienczycki.
    June 29, 2023

    How to make primary health care work for everyone

    PATH’s Dr. Kimberly Green explains how sustainable financing, integration, and a people-centered approach can bring quality primary health care to more people.

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    June 27, 2023

    How Rwanda is fighting the “silent killer”

    Learn about our collaborative efforts to expand screenings for hypertension and transform cardiovascular care.

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    June 13, 2023

    Six ways to advance mental health care for all

    Mental health care is a core component of universal health coverage.

View more of PATH's resources on PHC here.