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Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and a delegation of his staff recently visited PATH’s Seattle office to get a firsthand look at our work and learn how our approach to public-private partnerships is fostering transformative health solutions worldwide. The tour also sparked discussion on Washington’s vibrant global health community and PATH’s pioneering role in this growing sector.

Dr. Jacqueline Sherris, Vice President of Public Health Impact for PATH, and Dr. Anurag Mairal, Technology Solutions Global Program Leader, welcomed the group and hosted a short tour of our product development laboratory and workshop.

During the July 23 visit, the delegation learned how PATH is mobilizing public, private, and nonprofit resources to advance and introduce lifesaving technologies, and viewed products in several stages of our development “pipeline.” Governor Inslee participated in a hands-on demonstration of the SE200 electrochlorinator, a versatile device developed in collaboration with the Seattle-based Cascade Designs, Inc., that is helping poor communities worldwide produce clean drinking water.

The group also spoke with David Burroughs, Vice Chairman of Cascade Designs, who shared his insight on the importance of cross-sector collaboration to tackle public health challenges.

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Posted July 25, 2013.