Some of the statistics I heard this morning at the PATH Breakfast were startling. Steve Davis, PATH President and CEO, matter-of-factly stated that PATH is the leading innovator in global health and that in 2013, over 219 million people globally have been impacted by PATH with new vaccines and drug treatments, breakthrough health tools, and powerful strategies to change the course of disease. What has already been achieved is breathtaking and truly amazing as PATH has introduced vaccines, affordable drugs and diagnostics, especially targeted to the world’s most vulnerable women and children. But PATH remains committed to collaboration and to the effective use of resources to fuel transformative change in global health. Jean Enersen, of KING TV, chimed in to say that PATH really is Seattle’s “home-town hero”, and that few of us recognize the immense role it plays on the world stage.
There is a current initiative at PATH to focus on the first 1,000 days of childhood, which includes pre-birth pregnancy care for the moms.. As Steve talked about the immensity of the need but also the success that these programs are having, he quoted Nelson Mandela’s famous saying, “It always seems impossible until it’s done!”
Congratulations and continued success to PATH as it continues to change the world!