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Primary Health Care

Operating at the nexus of product development and system innovation, we work with countries and partners to reimagine primary health care through a people-centered, data-driven approach that gives everyone a fair chance at health and well-being.

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57 Articles
57 Articles
57 Articles
  1. A team of scientists and researchers at PATH focuses on advancing high-impact diagnostic technologies. Photo: PATH/Patrick McKern.
    October 18, 2019

    4 ways diagnostic innovations improve outcomes and accelerate health equity

    From eliminating diseases to detecting and curbing outbreaks, diagnostics play many essential roles in global health. Here we explore four key ways that PATH, our partners, and our diagnostic innovations are strengthening the health of individuals and communities around the world.

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    August 30, 2019

    The key to better primary health care? Human-centered design

    Human-centered design is an approach to problem-solving that puts people first. Their needs, their constraints, their contexts and their perspectives. It focuses on users—not necessarily what designers, researchers, or others think users need.

  3. 23713 (1).jpeg Healthcare worker looks at smartphone.
    August 29, 2019

    3 ways governments can use data to strengthen people-centered primary health care

    People-centered primary health care puts people at the heart of the design and delivery of health services. Its chief aim: better health for all. How do we get there? Better information—and use of that information—to reduce the causes of poor health, provide patients with targeted diagnoses, and support people to take charge of their own health.

  4. MB-18228-2000pxcrop.jpg A patient, James Musenda (right), discusses nutrition with Rebecca Anne Saiko, a nurse trained in nutrition assessment, counseling, and support by the Thrive Project in Mopani Chamboli Clinic in Zambia. PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
    August 12, 2019

    What is “PHC” and why is everyone talking about it?

    A primer on primary health care—what it is, why our sector is talking about it, and how we can make it better.

  5. The hands and feet of a mother and daughter—Archana, age 23 and Depika, 9 months old—who live in Uttar Pradesh, India. Photo: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
    June 7, 2019

    Unlocking a lifesaving ambulance service for mothers and babies

    In India, PATH advocates helped a fledgling ambulance service grow into a lifesaving program for mothers and babies.

  6. Rosemarie Muganda speaks at the Advocacy Learning Lab on Accountability in Nairobi, Kenya in 2018.
    May 29, 2019

    Fierce advocacy: what it takes to improve the health of women and girls in Kenya

    Far too often women and girls face barriers to accessing quality, affordable health services. Many walk miles to find a health center. When they finally arrive, the doctor or nurse may not even be there. The supplies they need may be out of stock, or they might pay a high price out-of-pocket—and this only when they are empowered to seek care in the first place.

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