April 24, 2023, Washington, DC – The Millennium Water Alliance (MWA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that PATH, a global nonprofit working to accelerate health equity, has been approved as the newest member of the Alliance. PATH joins 19 other nongovernmental organizations, research institutions, and private-sector partners as the Alliance approaches its 20th anniversary.
PATH is made up of a global team of experts dedicated to achieving health equity so all people and communities can thrive. The organization advises and partners with governments, multilateral organizations, businesses, and social investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. The PATH team includes scientists, clinicians, business leaders, engineers, advocates, and experts from dozens of other specialties.
PATH improves health in regions and communities experiencing disproportionate burdens of disease and barriers to well-being. To remove these barriers and burdens, the PATH team works with global and local stakeholders to develop and scale up responsive, sustainable, human-centered health solutions.
As a global leader the in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in the health care facility sector, PATH is strengthening health systems in Ghana, Uganda, Senegal, and Ethiopia through innovations in infection prevention and control practices in health facilities. Using a systems-based approach to WASH service strengthening, PATH is partnering with government champions, generating, and disseminating robust evidence, and building capacity and ownership with key health-sector service providers to enable sustainable health impact.
Collaborations between PATH and Ghana Health Service and the Uganda Ministry of Health have led to the national scale-up of an innovative, on-site chlorine generator designed to improve environmental cleaning and drinking water quality in health systems across both countries. In Senegal, PATH is working to strengthen the availability and quality of WASH services in urban health centers through a mix of policy, capacity-building, and technology introduction approaches.
At a global level, PATH advocates for improvements in WASH services in health care facilities through advocacy forums and by participating in communities of practices, such as the WASH in Health Care Facilities and Global Decentralized Chlorine Production Communities of Practice.
“PATH is working closely with MWA now to begin a joint effort to test the Aqua Research STREAMTM chlorine generator with chlorine producers and chlorination systems in health care facilities in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia,” notes MWA Deputy Director Jason Lopez.
MWA’s member organizations work in more than 90 countries around the world to bring safe drinking water, better sanitation, and hygiene practices to millions of people. See a full list of members here and information on our leading US and global advocacy for water, sanitation, and hygiene and our field and member programs here.
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