Health and Well-Being, Innovation, Science and Technology


Phone: 206.285.3500

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Geography: Global

Founded: 1979


2201 Westlake Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. By collaborating with diverse public- and private-sector partners, we help provide appropriate health technologies and vital strategies that change the way people think and act. Our work improves global health and well-being.

Solutions are at hand

Solutions for the world’s biggest health problems are at hand; it only takes a little creativity to make sure those solutions work in poor countries as well as rich ones. At PATH, we envision a world where innovation ensures that health is within reach for everyone.

We go where we are most needed—and where we can be most effective. Our work reaches more than 70 countries and responds to the spectrum of global health needs. In particular, we focus on:

  • solutions for emerging and epidemic diseases, like AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria
  • health technologies designed for low-resource settings, by the people who will use them
  • safer childbirth and healthy children
  • health equity for women, among the world’s most vulnerable—and influential—populations
  • the basic protection of vaccines for women and children around the world

Our mission

Our mission is to improve the health of people around the world by:

  • advancing technologies
  • strengthening systems
  • encouraging healthy behaviors

We meet the complex health needs of an expanding world with this multipronged approach that moves solutions from innovation to impact: supporting new ideas through inception, development, and testing; paving the way for introduction in low-resource countries; and working with governments and communities to integrate and expand the most successful ideas.

Collaboration is the core

Collaboration is always at the core of our work. We first develop solutions hand in hand with the communities who will use them and then work with a spectrum of partners—including community groups, other nongovernmental organizations, governments, companies, and United Nations agencies—toward impact that is widespread and lasting.

Private-sector partnership for public good

Partnerships with businesses are a critical and unique element of our approach. Since our founding more than 30 years ago, we’ve enlisted them in our cause whenever and however we could. The result? Private-sector resources applied for public good—and solutions that stand on their own, for the long haul.

The essential role of our donors

All of our donors make it possible for us to invent new health technologies, help governments and businesses build systems that people can depend on, and inspire individuals to protect their own and their families’ health. But our ability to be innovative and responsive to global health needs especially depends on the support of individuals. Read more about innovation funding, a way for individuals to engage with PATH and bring their resources to bear on the world’s most pressing health issues.