PATH is a nonprofit you can trust
PATH is committed to having the greatest global health impact possible, and we’re happy to provide information on how we do it. This page presents the content and documents on our website that donors and partners often need to evaluate us, partner with us, and support our work with full confidence.
Accountability and transparency are fundamental to our policies and our operations. If you don’t find what you’re looking for on this page, please contact us at email@example.com.
Information about PATH
- Board of directors.
- Key staff, including executive leaders, program leaders, and directors of shared services.
- Finances, including audited financials and 990 forms.
- Our pledge to our donors.
Vision, mission, goals
PATH envisions a world where health is within reach for everyone, no matter where they live. Our mission is to improve the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors in communities around the world. Each program and project at PATH has a specific goal and set of objectives that align with our overall vision and mission.
In addition, from 2010 to 2015, PATH is following an organization-level strategic framework that focuses on bringing innovation to bear on some of the world’s largest and most stubborn health challenges. In particular, we will:
- Accelerate technologies: Move technologies as efficiently as possible through the innovation cycle from idea to broad and effective use.
- Expand reach: Extend our reach to drive adoption of global health interventions and reach those of greatest need.
- Achieve scale: Deliver health interventions to achieve widespread health impact and sustained political and financial commitment to global health.
- Achieve operational excellence: Apply innovative approaches to PATH’s operations, creating an organization that is driven by efficiency, quality, and accountability.
The following documents provide further information on how we carry out our work:
- Bringing New Health Technologies Within Reach for Everyone: PATH’s Approach to Maximizing the Availability, Accessibility, and Affordability of Technologies Through Private-Sector Collaboration.
- PATH’s Framework for Product Introduction.
- Advocacy to Improve Global Health.
PATH has the capacity to achieve our mission, thanks to our decades of experience in global health, our reputation and relationships with governments around the world, diversified funding sources, multidisciplinary teams with an array of expertise, and a program structure that supports global innovation and local implementation.
Some thirty years after inception, PATH’s modest origins and focus on contraceptive technologies have given way to a headquarters with a state-of-the-art laboratory and product development shop in Seattle’s emerging center for global health, the South Lake Union neighborhood.
In 2011, PATH's total revenue was more than US$283 million, provided by foundations, the US government, other governments, multilateral agencies, corporations, and individuals.
We have a strong foundation in health technologies tailored to low-resource settings, and our scope has expanded to include helping governments strengthen public health systems and helping individuals protect themselves and their families against disease.
PATH now employs more than 1,200 people in 21 countries. Our staff provide expertise in public health; epidemiology; technology design, development, transfer, and introduction; immunodiagnostics and vaccine development; vaccine distribution systems; business development; education and training; communication; advocacy; and procurement.
We are working in more than 70 countries. Our global and country program structures allow us to move solutions from innovation to impact: supporting new ideas through inception, development, and testing; paving the way for introduction in low-resource countries; and working with governments and communities to integrate and expand the most successful ideas.
Our global programs, generally administered from our US offices, respond to the world’s most pressing health problems and allow us to develop solutions that can be applied broadly and tailored for local contexts, in collaboration with our country programs and a range of external partners.
Our country programs allow us to focus on the health priorities of a country or region and support the development of local solutions in close collaboration with our colleagues in the field—national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations, and community groups.
To learn more about our programs, visit our program websites.
PATH evaluates our success on a project-by-project basis. In addition, we recently developed cross-program indicators to get a more complete picture of the performance of our organization as a whole over time. We are using the data we collect on the indicators to better understand and increase the impact of our projects and our success accelerating interventions, expanding our reach, and achieving impact. For more information:
- Read our brochure on our monitoring and evaluation goals and process.
- Visit our page on measuring impact.
- Explore our most recent online annual report.
- See our Directions in Global Health series, which provides overviews and updates on our work, with an emphasis on findings and results.
- Read project results from three projects: the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative, the Japanese Encephalitis Project, and the Infant & Young Child Nutrition Project.
- Read an external evaluation of our vaccine development programs (396 KB PDF), conducted by the The Boston Consulting Group, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.