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Medical Devices and Health Technologies

We develop and advance high-impact, innovative medical devices and technologies to improve the health of families living in low-resource communities. Our end-to-end product development process mobilizes multisector partnerships to accelerate access to sustainable health products and solutions.

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44 Articles
44 Articles
44 Articles
  1. Vaccine delivery technologies, including Soloshot syringes, vaccine vial monitors (VVMs), and a refrigerator monitoring device, among others. Photo: PATH/Patrick McKern
    September 9, 2019

    How government investments catalyze innovation: A case study from maternal and child health

    PATH’s HealthTech program, a 25-year partnership with USAID, exemplifies how government investment in research and development can accelerate innovation and produce scalable health solutions in low- and middle-income countries.

  2. Lab worker Patrick Kakembo looks into a microscope in the lab.
    August 28, 2019

    Why embracing constraints leads to better health solutions

    How do we overcome the hurdles that keep life-saving products from those who need them most?

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    August 22, 2019

    Meet the health workers who will co-create solutions for vaccine delivery

    Frontline immunization workers play a critical role in improving vaccine access and equity. A new initiative aims to leverage their firsthand experience to co-create innovative delivery solutions.

  4. Phiona Nakabuye (left), a village health worker trained by PATH's Sayana® Press pilot program, with Carol Nabisere (right), age 18, who chose to receive Sayana® Press after being counseled in the various forms of contraception. Uganda. PATH/Will Boase.
    May 29, 2019

    Three shocking inequities in women’s health—and what we’re doing to change them

    Advances in medicine are improving women’s health worldwide, but the inequities between different countries, communities, and peoples remains outrageous and immoral. Learn how PATH is closing the gaps.

  5. The Ellavi Uterine Balloon Tamponade. This simple device could save hundreds of thousands of lives, but developing it and bringing it to market has been anything but simple. Photo: Sinapi Biomedical.
    May 24, 2019

    The UBT: a simple device to save mothers’ lives

    It’s taken nine years of tenacity. Now a new device brings us one step closer to ending childbirth’s biggest killer.

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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.

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