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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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61 Articles
61 Articles
61 Articles
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    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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    May 22, 2019

    Supporting safe water, sanitation, and hygiene in health care facilities

    A critical part of preventing infections, stopping the spread of drug resistance, and achieving universal health coverage.

  6. An expectant mother receives prenatal care at a clinic in South Africa. The vast majority of health services worldwide are delivered at the primary health care level. Photo: PATH/Charles Meadows.
    May 21, 2019

    More than milestones: marching hand-in-hand toward universal health coverage

    This week, as world leaders gather in Geneva for the World Health Assembly, universal health coveragea goal the world has set to achieve by 2030will be a major focus. PATH advocate Brian Atuhaire shares why moments like this are more than just milestones.

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