McLean, VA, and Seattle, WA, July 30, 2008—PATH has become the 23rd member of NetHope, an information technology consortium of leading nongovernmental organizations specializing in humanitarian relief, emergency response, and conservation.
NetHope enables members to extend their communications infrastructure and Internet-based applications in developing countries around the world. Members share knowledge and collaborate on information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, leveraging their power for capacity-building and creating best practices in the field.
“PATH is pleased to be accepted as a member of NetHope and we look forward to contributing to NetHope’s special programs and projects,” said Doug Palm, PATH’s director of information services and infrastructure. “We also look forward to the benefits of membership, including high-level dialogue with other members on matters pertaining to connectivity, IT for development, and shared services. We thank them for accepting us into their ranks.”
NetHope CEO Bill Brindley said, “We are thrilled to welcome PATH into the NetHope family of ICT professionals. Their addition adds to our members’ collective capacity, which will serve to enhance NetHope’s unique ability to deliver value to make the humanitarian sector more effective and productive as it serves those in greatest need.”
NetHope, Inc., which started in 2001, is a new-generation collaboration of information technology professionals from 22 of the international community’s leading nongovernmental organisations, representing more than US$30 billion of emergency relief, human development, and conservation programs in more than 150 countries. Through member collaboration and by facilitating public-private partnerships with major technology companies, NetHope enables members to leverage their technology investments to better serve their end beneficiaries. For more information, visit www.nethope.org.
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. By collaborating with diverse public- and private-sector partners, PATH helps provide appropriate health technologies and vital strategies that change the way people think and act. PATH’s work improves global health and well-being.