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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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59 Articles
59 Articles
  1. E-coli bacteria, photo by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
    November 19, 2019

    Battling "superbugs": Fighting antimicrobial resistance through partnership

    Antimicrobial resistance is a growing health concern worldwide. If resistance continues to rise at the current rate, we could revert to a world where even simple infections are untreatable.

  2. A woman in Uganda learns how to self-administer injectable contraception with support from a community health worker. Photo: PATH/Will Boase.
    November 1, 2019

    Learning from the experts: first-hand perspectives on self-care in Uganda

    Women in Uganda trying contraceptive self-injection for the first time share invaluable perspectives on practicing self-care for sexual and reproductive health.

  3. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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