Advocacy to accelerate health impact
Strong political champions and evidence-based policies are critical to ensure that health is within reach for everyone. It’s not enough to create solutions to global health problems. The global health community must secure the support of decision-makers, policymakers, and others to commit resources and enact policies that bring these solutions to scale—to strengthen health systems, improve health, and save lives.
PATH leverages our technical expertise and influential partnerships globally, in the US, and in Africa and Asia to advocate for policy decisions with maximum health impact. We ensure that policymakers, advocates, and citizens have the right support and information to make evidence-based decisions for better health.
Accelerate health innovation to save lives…faster
As the leader in global health innovation, we work with partners worldwide to inform policies that accelerate the development of lifesaving vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations. We identify barriers to product development and the policy opportunities and actions to overcome them. As a member and secretariat of the Global Health Technologies Coalition, we convene diverse stakeholders to attract and align donor commitments to health research and development.
Improve health for women, newborns, and children
PATH advocates for maternal and child health, malaria, and immunization policies and resources that improve the health of the world’s most vulnerable women and children. We ensure US government leadership on global health, inform global priorities through partnerships, and work with countries to achieve better health outcomes—for women and children in Kenya, newborn health in Zambia, and emergency medical care for women in childbirth in India (333 KB PDF).
Strengthen advocacy capacityPATH has a tested approach and suite of tools and services to strengthen the advocacy capacity of local organizations and build champions for health. Our stories from the field show our impact. PATH staff in many countries provide advice and training to policy influencers, and we work with partners and governments worldwide to help health advocates develop strategies to influence policies or create coalitions that drive progress on health.
Photo: PATH/Evelyn Hockstein.