I-TECH News: BID Initiative Partners with I-TECH to Track Vaccinations with Better Data

The following post was written in partnership with PATH’s Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative.

The digital health landscape is rife with disconnected systems that make it challenging to aggregate information and improve the health of populations. After years of disjointed experiences, multiple organizations and governments have found that multi-platform, standardized, and connected information systems are critical to allow health care providers and decision makers access to timely and accurate information.

Citiscope: How Seattle Became A World Leader in Global Health And Development

By Gregory Scruggs

In schools across India this week, schoolchildren are eating pasta disguised as rice kernels and boosted with extra nutrients. At a health clinic in Honduras, a nurse is sterilizing medical instruments with chlorine made from an easy-to-use portable kit. In Kenya, thirsty workers will come home from long days on the job and drink water from reliable, low-cost filters.

PATH Blog: Innovation is at the Heart of Seattle

By David Fleming

One of the great public health intervention programs of modern times was conceived by two Seattle visionaries, a doctor at the University of Washington and a Seattle Fire Department chief, both of whom asked a simple question: “Could behavior change at the fire department change the mortality of the city?”

King5: Nifty Cup Helps Feed Newborns With Breastfeeding Difficulties

By Amiti Addrisi

It's a $1 cup designed to properly feed high-risk babies in under-developed regions of the world.

But don't let the simplicity of the word cup fool you. The design, development, and implementation of the Nifty Cup is the culmination of years of work and partnership with Seattle Children's hospital, the University of Washington and global health organization PATH.

New York Times: For Some Nonprofits, Changing the World Begins in Seattle

By Kirk Johnson

SEATTLE — Inside the factory buildings at Cascade Designs, just south of downtown Seattle, camping and hiking gear for the rugged outdoor life of the Pacific Northwest has been manufactured since the early 1970s. But turn a corner and something new is coming off the shop floor: a compact, no-frills water purifier designed to bring clean water to struggling populations in rural Africa.

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