Advocacy and Policy

Policy Positions

Read our latest policy positions, statements, and endorsements.

March 16, 2017
PATH issues a statement in response to the president’s proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2018 and cuts to global health programs and research.
Read the statement >>

February 28, 2017

PATH joins partners in urging Congress to continue to support strong US leadership at the United Nations, including fulfilling the organization’s financial obligations.
Read the letter to Chairman Lindsey Graham, Chairman Hal Rogers, and Ranking Members Patrick Leahy and Nita Lowey >>

February 6th, 2017

PATH joins the South African Health Technologies Advocacy Coalition (SAHTAC) to congratulate South Africa on becoming a participating member of the ZAZIBONA initiative.
Read SAHTAC’s letter to the Director General of South Africa’s National Department of Health >>

January 25, 2017

PATH and partners issue statement at the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board meeting supporting the assembly’s resolution on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which incorporates research and development as a vital part of WHO’s strategy to combat AMR.
Read the statement >>

January 24, 2017

PATH and partners issue statement on the importance of research and development for potentially epidemic diseases at the World Health Organization Executive Board meeting. 
Read the statement >>

January 18, 2017

PATH and partners call for an investigation into the feeding of sick and vulnerable newborns 
Read the letter to the global health research and development community >>

December 12, 2016

PATH joins partners in urging governments to accelerate universal health coverage so that everyone, everywhere can access quality health services without financial hardship.
Read about the importance of universal health coverage >>

December 12, 2016

PATH and partners call on the incoming United Nations Secretary-General and World Health Organization Director-General to officially recognize December 12 as Universal Health Coverage Day
Read the petition >>

November 16, 2016

PATH joins partners in calling on the World Health Organization to establish an Essential Diagnostics List.
Read the letter to the Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization >>

September 15, 2016

PATH issues a statement on the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines Report urging swift action to increase global access to health technologies.
Read the statement>>

May 25, 2016

PATH joins partners in calling on the Senate Committee on Armed Services for their continued support for medical and global health research and development programs at the US Department of Defense.
Read the letter to the Senate Committee on Armed Services >>

April 19, 2016

PATH joins partners in calling on policymakers, the private sector, multilateral institutions, technical partners, financial contributors, and advocates to collaborate to strengthen health and supply systems that ensure access to affordable and quality-assured essential medicines and technologies for noncommunicable diseases.
Read No Empty Shelves: Calling for access, availability, and affordability of essential medicines and technologies for noncommunicable diseases >>

March 22, 2016

PATH endorses the Civil Society Declaration for Equitable Access to Immunization in Africa to call on governments for the leadership and commitment needed to achieve the goals expressed in the Global Vaccines Action Plan and ensure that every child can equitably access immunization services.
Read the Civil Society Declaration for Equitable Access to Immunization in   Africa >>

September 10, 2015

PATH and partners applaud the National Vaccine Advisory Committee for their continued support of global immunization in their review of the National Vaccine Action Plan.
Read the statement to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee >>