We are a global team of innovators working to accelerate health equity so all people and communities can thrive. We advise and partner with institutions, investors, and businesses of all sizes to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. Because better health moves humanity forward.
We’re global and local
Our team includes scientists, health experts, business leaders, engineers, advocates, and experts from dozens of other specialties. We work in more than 70 countries to transform bold ideas into sustainable solutions that improve health and wellbeing for all.
We develop, introduce, and advance vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, digital tools, and innovative approaches to strengthen health systems worldwide. Our team shapes global conversations about health and technology, advises ministries of health, trains providers, scales teams of health care workers, and works on other fronts to break down barriers to good health.
“Today, our vision remains true the dream of our founders: a world where innovation ensures that health is within reach for everyone.”— Steve Davis, president and CEO
We’re focused on equity
Access to good health too often depends on where we were born, our race, gender, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic class, and other factors. The scope of our work is vast—because that’s what it takes to dismantle complex systemic inequities.
Good health opens doors to education and economic stability for individuals and families. It strengthens communities and helps markets grow. It’s the foundation of a safer, more just, and more prosperous world for all of us. It moves humanity forward.
PATH was launched in 1977 by three intrepid researchers who envisioned a new kind of health organization: a nonprofit that would deliver the expertise, resources, and innovations of private industry to improve health for all.
The model we pioneered transformed the way the world thinks about health and development.
And we’re still pioneering.
Today, we are harnessing the power of data and digital tools. Forging unexpected partnerships across borders and sectors. Defending against new disease threats and epidemics. Creating models to transform healthcare delivery. And fostering innovation in communities everywhere to bring good health—and the jobs and economic stability that come with it—within reach of more people faster.
We’re powered by partnerships
For more than four decades, PATH has been a trusted partner to government leaders, social investors, individuals, grassroots groups, and businesses of every size and type. We specialize in matching each partner’s expertise with our unique strengths to develop, deploy, and scale up innovations that remove roadblocks to health.
We partner with local, national, and global decision-makers to shape evidence-based policies, make better use of better data, navigate regulatory hurdles, build markets for products that improve health, and design cost-effective systems to deliver these innovations to the people who need them most.
In communities around the world, we connect local innovators and decision-makers with our global network of partners to develop responsive, human-centered solutions to health challenges.
Along the way, people build skills to fill new healthcare and technology jobs. Local innovators develop and find markets for brilliant health solutions. Communities, countries, and economies thrive.
We’re changing the world
Our work addresses health from nearly every angle and reaches 150 million people, on average, each year.
Together with our partners, we’re developing and advancing ultra-sensitive diagnostics that will make diseases like polio and malaria history. We’re creating hyper-local networks to detect treat hypertension, HIV, tuberculosis, breast cancer, and other diseases. We’re creating vaccines and inventing technologies to get them safely to hundreds of millions of children who need them. We’re helping women everywhere access contraceptives so they can choose when and if to have children.
In other words, we’re reaching individuals, families, and communities with knowledge and tools to transform their own health and futures.
We’re blazing a path forward
Roadblocks to health are everywhere. We could look away, but we choose to look ahead. Because we believe that when people are healthy, humanity moves forward. Better health means stronger countries, growing markets, shifting economies, and social progress.
Our task now is to identify, develop, and scale up the next wave of affordable, effective health solutions.
It’s a big job. But at PATH, we’re thoughtful, passionate, and committed. We’re looking ahead to turn research into innovation and problems into plans. Because that’s what a path is—a way forward.