Advocacy and Policy

Policy Positions

Read our latest policy positions, statements, and endorsements.

July 19, 2017

PATH and partners issue statement in support of extending Global Health Security Agenda beyond 2019 in light of heightened concern about increasing potential for pandemics to emerge and spread.
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June 15, 2017

PATH and partners issue statement analyzing devastating human cost of cuts to foreign assistance and urge Congress to reject the President’s foreign affairs budget request for FY 2018.
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June 5,2017

The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Consortium represents a membership of over 100 individuals and organizations committed to the prevention, detection, and response to infectious disease threats, whether naturally occurring, deliberate, or accidental. PATH and partners call on the United States’ Congress to act now to safeguard our investments in global health security.
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May 26, 2017

PATH and partners deliver a statement at the 70th World Health Assembly calling for the rapid operationalization of the Global Observatory on Health Research and Development, and continued transparency to ensure that the observatory and pooled fund’s foundation is sound science and public health.
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May 26, 2017

PATH and partners deliver a statement at the 70th World Health Assembly urging all Member States and immunization stakeholders to work together to ensure the Global Vaccine Action Plan targets are met.
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May 25, 2017

PATH and partners deliver a statement at the 70th World Health Assembly encouraging all Member States to acknowledge the remaining financial and technical gaps and to allocate the necessary domestic resources necessary to eradicate polio.
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May 24, 2017

PATH and partners deliver a statement at the 70th World Health Assembly addressing the global shortage of, and access to, medicines and vaccines, and urging the World Health Organization to continue its efforts to address the unmet need for the research and development of medicines for children who have unique requirements.
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May 24, 2017

PATH and partners deliver a statement at the 70th World Health Assembly commending Member States for recognizing of the need for new products, including antimicrobial medicines, diagnostics, and vaccines as part of an effective strategy to combat AMR, and asking that global efforts to combat AMR encompass the broad spectrum of antimicrobial resistance.
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May 23, 2017

PATH issues a statement congratulating Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) and urges his action to address pressing global health challenges and needs for WHO reform.
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May 23, 2017

PATH issues a statement in response to the president’s full federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018 and cuts to global health programs and research.
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May 23, 2017

PATH and partners deliver a statement at the 70th World Health Assembly highlighting the critical role that research and development will play in epidemic preparedness as well as endemic disease control and elimination.
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May 22, 2017

PATH and partners issue statement opposing cuts to the International Affairs budget in Fiscal Year 2018 and calling on Congress to protect it.
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May 1, 2017

PATH issues a statement applauding Congress for protecting vital global health programs in the fiscal year 2017 (FY2017) appropriations bill.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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
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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.
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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 >>