Advocacy and Policy

Stories and Blogs

Read about our policy advocacy impact in these blog posts, commentaries, and case studies of advocacy efforts from around the world – by health topic.

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About Advocacy

The connection between social media and saving lives
October 25, 2016
PATH blog post

From DC to Atlanta: Becoming better advocates for CDC global health programs on Capitol Hill
August 12, 2016
Global Health Council blog post

Tuberculosis advocates and patients in Uganda breathe a sigh of relief
March 24, 2016
PATH blog post

A day in the life of global health advocate
July 20, 2015
PATH blog post

My kind of hero: a global health profile
February 21, 2015
PATH blog post

Scaling advocacy where it is needed most: Reflections on 2014 and aspirations for 2015 and beyond
January 5, 2015
Global Health Council blog post

New tools to help strengthen local advocacy skills
September 10, 2014
PATH blog post

Senator Patty Murray visits PATH
June 5, 2014
PATH blog post

What’s advocacy mean to global health?
January 22, 2014
PATH blog post


Child Health

The impact inspired by a little girl
January 19, 2017
PATH blog post

Advocacy in action: lifesaving standards for childhood pneumonia treatment now in sight
November 12, 2015
PATH blog post

On World Water Day, PATH celebrates the Water for the World Act
March 21, 2015
PATH blog post

The Power of Toilets, Simple Medicines, and Strong Policies to Stop Diarrhea
November 19, 2014
USAID Impact: The Official Blog of the U.S. Agency for International Development blog post

Influencing policies to reduce deaths from diarrhea in Cambodia and Vietnam
November 2014
PATH case study

Teaching Men and Women How to Fish (Well, OK, Not Literally)
August 20, 2014
DefeatDD blog post

Everyone deserves a fifth birthday
June 23, 2014
PATH blog post

Water policies’ ripple effect
March 22, 2014
PATH blog post

How water can help douse 2 childhood killers
March 20, 2014
PATH blog post

Turn awareness into action
November 25, 2013
PATH blog post


Global Health Dialogue

The impact inspired by a little girl
January 19, 2017
PATH blog post

What does the US election mean for global health?
November 16, 2016
PATH blog post

PATH and the Clinton Global Initiative: over a decade of global health impact
September 22, 2016
PATH blog post

Global goals, local action: advocates making a difference for girls and women
May 23, 2016
PATH blog post

Advocates in Uganda launch national manifesto for health
October 6, 2015
PATH blog post

Friday Think: What are the UN’s global goals and why should we care?
September 17, 2015
PATH blog post

Global health and development take center stage at World Economic Forum
February 2, 2015
PATH blog post

Bringing health care to everyone
December 12, 2014
PATH blog post

Accelerating progress in Africa: 6 important global health commitments
August 20, 2014
PATH blog post

How to spur affordable, lifesaving health innovations
July 31, 2014
PATH blog post

Four key wins from the World Health Assembly
May 30, 2014
PATH blog post

Seven lessons for smarter interventions
March 26, 2014
PATH blog post

The best buys in global health
March 18, 2014
PATH blog post

At the UN General Assembly, 10 ways to save lives
September 27, 2013
PATH blog post

The power to save millions of lives
September 23, 2013
PATH blog post

Africa: trade or aid?
July 24, 2013
PATH blog post

Watchwords post-2015, innovate, integrate
June 25, 2013
PATH blog post


Global Health R&D

Expanding access to medicines and technologies by expanding the dialogue
January 13, 2017
The Lancet Global Health Blog

Harnessing the Power of Innovation to Save Mothers and Children
October 18, 2016
USAID Impact Blog

The Power of Innovation: Ending Preventable Deaths of Mother and Children
October 17, 2016
Deutsche Stiftung Weltbecolkerung
 blog

Africa: Made in Africa: Smart Investments Needed for Homegrown Solutions to Global Challenges like AIDS
July 20, 2016
allAfrica blog post

The Innovation Effect:five reasons it matters
June 19, 2016
PATH blog post

How the death of my friend inspired a lifesaving delivery kit
June 10, 2016
PATH blog post

The Innovation Effect: powering disruptive global health solutions
June 10, 2016
PATH blog post

We won’t meet health-related SDGs if we don’t invest in innovation
June 16, 2015
Devex News article

5 lessons learned to achieve impact with global innovations
February 28, 2015
PATH blog post

Making the case for health research and innovation
October 3, 2014
PATH blog post

Accelerating innovation: a diverse and dynamic discussion in New York
September 26, 2014
PATH blog post

New tools or existing technologies?
April 3, 2014
PATH blog post

What support for R&D can do
December 13, 2013
PATH blog post

The value of research extends beyond the lab
October 23, 2013
PATH blog post


Immunization

The race to immunization a country—and a little girl named Precious
October 26, 2016
PATH blog post

The multidimensional fight against polio
October 21, 2016
PATH blog post

Summer confessions of a PATH advocacy officer
September 14, 2016
DefeatDD blog post

A refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kids
April 26, 2016
PATH blog post

US Vaccine Officials Weigh In At The Midpoint Of The Decade Of Vaccines
March 7, 2016
Health Affairs Blog

Protecting Kids: stories of immunization from home and afield
April 27, 2015
PATH blog post

Missed change for protection becomes a lifesaving opportunity in Vietnam
April 2015
Vaccineswork blog post

PATH’s vaccine imperative: protecting children at home and abroad
February 16, 2015
The Hill Congress Blog blog post

Advocating for Access to Lifesaving Vaccines
January 2015
Vaccineswork blog post

CDC official visiting PATH sees innovation in immunization
July 3, 2014
PATH blog post

The promise of immunization
April 23, 2013
PATH blog post


Malaria

Uganda policy makes protecting pregnant mothers from malaria a national priority
April 23, 2015
Maternal Health Task Force blog post

Task-shifting: an effective way to protect expecting mothers from malaria
March 24, 2015
PATH blog post

Preventing malaria during pregnancy for women across Uganda
December 2014
PATH case study


Market Dynamics

Access to innovation: In reach for all?
August 5, 2016
Devex blog

Healthy markets: essential to improving health and saving lives
April 29, 2016
PATH blog post

Markets Matter: experts share why strong markets are essential for global health
April 27, 2016
PATH blog post

What are “healthy” markets and how do they contribute to healthy mothers?
May 26, 2015
Maternal Health Task Force blog


Maternal Health

Innovations to end preventable deaths of mothers and children
September 19, 2016
PATH blog post

Helping Mothers Worldwide Keep Their Promises
September 6, 2016
Global Moms Challenge

Keeping promises to women and children around the world
May 5, 2016
PATH blog post

Marching for safe motherhood
October 27, 2015
PATH blog post

Increasing access to key reproductive health and newborn commodities in Malawi
June 2015
PATH case study

Build it and they will come? Yes, with creativity, evidence, and cross-sector coordination
December 11, 2014
InterAction blog post

Saving mothers’ lives by preventing postpartum hemorrhage in Ghana
December 2014
PATH case study

Myth: women don’t die in childbirth anymore
February 5, 2014
PATH blog post

Improving access to emergency medical care for new mothers and newborns in India
November 2014
PATH case study


Newborn Health

Testing moms to stop syphilis in newborns
October 27, 2016
PATH blog post

Kenya launches high-impact action plan to mothers and newborns
April 1, 2016
Healthy Newborn Network blog post

Making human milk banking a priority in South Africa
February 2015
PATH case study

Bold innovations: 7 global health picks of 2014
December 29, 2014
PATH blog post

Advocating better health for Zambia’s newborns
November 7, 2014
The Healthy Newborn Network blog post

Prioritizing the newborn agenda through policy change in Zambia
November 2014
PATH case study

With the Every Newborn Plan launched, what’s next for newborn health?
July 28, 2014
PATH blog post

Why do newborns need an action plan?
June 26, 2014
PATH blog post

New infographic: 9 ways to improve child survival
April 11, 2014
PATH blog post

How can a government policy help save lives?
February 27, 2014
PATH blog post


Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs)

Preventing cervical cancer through better guidelines in Guatemala
June 2015
PATH case study


Reproductive Health

Unsung heroes in neighborhoods around the world
April 9, 2015
PATH blog post

Ensuring government accountability for expanded access to female condoms in South Africa
February 2015
PATH case study

Advocating for a total market approach to contraceptives in Vietnam
December 2014
PATH case study

Ensuring workplace HIV/AIDS policies for Kenya’s non-military uniformed service personnel
November 2014
PATH case study

A youthful perspective on family planning
December 20, 2013
PATH blog post


Supply Chain

Continuing the Conversation: Improving Supply Chains to Close the Immunization Gap
October 4, 2016
Vaccineswork blog post

“Vaccines don’t deliver themselves”: strengthening immunization supply chains across West & Central Africa
August 2, 2016
VaccinesWork blog post

A refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kids
April 25, 2016
PATH blog post

Delivering Health Services to Women and Children: How Supply Chains can Accelerate SDG 3
November 5, 2015
Global Health Council blog post

Saving lives through supply chain: solutions to support the next generation of vaccines

September 29, 2015
VaccinesWork blog post