Advocacy and Policy

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In many African countries, complex health needs are compounded by a lack of resources and a fragile public health infrastructure. We partner with local organizations and decision-makers to implement evidence-based health policies to strengthen health systems, improve health and save lives. This includes efforts in Democratic Republic of Congo, GhanaKenya, Malawi, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and other countries. To do this, we:

  • Share technical evidence and work with decision-makers to develop sound, effective health policies.
  • Create and strengthen work groups and alliances between in-country partners.
  • Package and share tools to build local health champions.


Reproductive health in Malawi

Increasing access to key reproductive health and newborn commodities in Malawi

Malawi signed on to a global initiative pledging to make a list of essential medicines available to all women and children in the country. PATH-trained advocates ensured that the government carried this out. Read the case study >>


NewbornAgendaZambia

Saving newborn lives through policy change in Zambia

We convened civil society advocates into a coalition aimed at rallying Zambia’s government to revive a policy framework to increase funding and services for newborn care. Read the case study >>


PostpartumGhana

Saving mothers’ lives by preventing postpartum hemorrhage in Ghana

We supported government decision-makers and Ghana Health Services in developing and implementing an advocacy strategy that included postpartum hemorrhage interventions in the government’s planning and implementation framework. Read the case study >>


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