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|About||PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation.|
|Mission||PATH’s mission is to improve the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors.|
PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service
innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest
health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
For 40 years, PATH has been a pioneer in translating bold ideas into breakthrough health solutions, with a focus on child survival, maternal and reproductive health, and infectious diseases. With headquarters in Seattle, Washington, PATH has 1,600 employees and offices in more than 20 countries. PATH’s 2014 budget was US$335 million, with support from foundations, governments, multilateral agencies, nongovernmental organizations, universities, corporations, and individuals. Learn more at www.path.org.
In 2016, Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of nonprofits, again awarded PATH its highest rating, four stars, for the twelfth consecutive year. Only 2 percent of rated charities have received this distinction.
In 2009, PATH received the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, a $1.5 million award honoring a charitable or nongovernmental organization that has made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. The world’s largest humanitarian award, the prize is presented annually by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
In 2009, The Tech Museum of Innovation honored PATH once again as a laureate and Nokia Health Award Winner for our work with Ultra Rice® technology. In 2007, The Tech Museum honored PATH as a laureate for our work with the vaccine vial monitor. In 2003, PATH received their “Dr. Alejandro Zaffaroni Health Award for Technology Benefiting Humanity” for our work on the Uniject® device.
In 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, Fast Company magazine named PATH one of the world’s top social capitalists—organizations that not only address social problems, but also identify and change the systems and ideas that create the problem, often by creative application of private-sector practices.
In 2007, PATH made Forbes' magazine list of the 200 largest US charities, a high-water mark for stability and staying power, for the second year running.
Christopher Elias, PATH’s president and CEO, was selected as “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” for the United States in 2006 by the Schwab Foundation. Schwab’s Social Entrepreneurs are recognized for the innovation, scope, replicability and sustainability, and direct positive social impact of their work.
In 2006, Dr. Halida Hanum Akhter, then chair of PATH’s board of directors, won the United Nations Population Award. The award goes to individuals and institutions in recognition of their work in population and improving the health and welfare of individuals.
The United Nations Association