Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Global Program

What we do

Mother holding her infant daughter.

Photo: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki.

For more than 30 years, PATH has worked to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in developing countries. We collaborate with a wide range of donors and partners to design and implement innovative technologies and program approaches that reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality and give children the best possible start in life. PATH’s integrated and cost-effective solutions for improved health are reaching mothers and children in 19 countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

In each country where we work, we aim to introduce evidence-based programming and scale up interventions that make a significant and lasting impact on maternal and child health and nutrition. PATH’s approach involves understanding needs and opportunities for state-of-the-art health solutions; creating integrated packages of proven technologies, tools, and interventions; and supporting countries to make lifesaving solutions widely available to mothers and children who need them. A critical part of our approach is improving the capacity of local organizations and partners to implement and scale up successful programs. Our ultimate goal is to ensure sustainability and long-term success—developing a strong foundation for countries and stakeholders to build upon.

PATH is working closely with country governments, global and local nongovernmental organizations, civil society, research institutions, and universities on a wide range of maternal and child health and nutrition projects. We also collaborate with private-sector partners, such as international and local food manufacturers, to develop products and technologies and introduce them to countries and communities.

Projects under PATH’s Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition program are supported by funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Abbott Fund, and other donors.