Apr 03, 2024
Healthcare workers are an essential component of every health system around the world. This includes nurses, doctors, caregivers, as well as any personnel who deliver care services. From our work in the global health field, we’ve seen the incredible
Dec 12, 2022
Pauline, an advocacy and policy lead at PATH, discusses the benefits of primary care in Kenya...
Dec 01, 2022
Dr. Olago from the Ministry of Health shares the advantages of primary care in Kenya...
Dec 01, 2022
Meshack shares the advantages of primary health care in Kakamega, Kenya.
A handwashing station outside of an open window at a local Kenya clinic
Oct 14, 2022
A simple handwashing station sits outside Kilingili Health Centre in Ikolomani sub-county of Kakamega, Kenya. Photo: PATH/Tony Karumba.   The past two years shone a spotlight on the crucial role of handwashing in safeguarding public health. New
Pitcher, plastic cups, oral rehydration solution and a record keeping book
Aug 04, 2022
A pitcher, cups, and co-packaged ORS and zinc awaits patients at an Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) corner at Elwesero Model Health Clinic in Kakamega, Kenya. Photo: PATH/Tony Karumba.   According to World Health Organization (WHO), diarrhea is one
Nurse holds up a container in each hand which is co-packaged oral rehydration solution and zinc
Jul 20, 2022
Rose Kanali, a helth practitoner at Kilingili Health Centre in Kakamega, Kenya, displays co-packaged oral rehydration solution and zinc, the WHO/UNICEF-recommended treatment for childhood diarrhea. Photo: PATH/Anthony Karumba. Are you parched for
Stakeholders hold copies of the primary healthcare policy
Apr 27, 2022
From left: Anthony Gitau, Director, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact for Sub-Saharan Africa; Dr. Simon Kibias, Ag. Head Directorate of Health Standards, Quality Assurance and Regulation, Kenya Ministry of Health; Dr. Andrew Mulwa, Ag.
Waiting room at a health clinic in Kenya
Dec 09, 2021
Primary health care (PHC) is the most basic package of essential health services and products needed to prevent disease, promote health, and manage illness. In the case of preventing and treating diarrheal disease, PHC includes basic child health
Hadija and her granddaughter
Oct 26, 2021
Hadija, an entrepreneur, mother, and grandmother of four (pictured above), has lived in Kenya’s capital Nairobi for over 30 years. She loves the cultural diversity and numerous business opportunities the city offers her. On the other hand, she is
Smiling woman surrounded by orange pink and blue paintbrush strokes
Oct 07, 2020
At DefeatDD, we advocate for simple tools to stop the cycle of diarrhea and malnutrition. Prioritizing access to these tools for women and girls does more than halt a bad cycle; it creates a positive cycle in their lives and, by extension, their
Jul 24, 2019
Photo: PATH/Tony Karumba.   As pediatricians, the currency of our trade is data, not miracles. But lifesaving oral rehydration solution (ORS) blurs these lines. Miraculous: there’s no other way to describe what it’s like to see a sunken-eyed
Boxing gloves labeled with ORS and zinc
Feb 01, 2019
In July 2019, the World Health Organization set the global norm to deploy a simple, powerful game-changer: the ORS + zinc co-pack.  Now, we need to encourage more countries to follow suit with their own essential medicine lists. Read on
Special Features
Jan 09, 2019
An amino acid–based oral rehydration solution is among the potential solutions to heal gut damage. Photo: PATH/Amy Gottlieb.   Adapted from an article that originally appeared on   The global diarrheal disease burden comes with
Dec 05, 2018
Basic tools and education should be at hand for caregivers everywhere. Flexible financing mechanisms can help countries prioritize where needs are greatest. Photo: PATH/Tony Karumba.   As I reflect back on 2018, I can’t help but think about the
Nov 12, 2018
Feb 05, 2014 Myth: diarrhea is rarely fatal
Nov 01, 2016
  Drawing on lessons from work in other countries, PATH is partnering with the Government of Kenya to develop a human milk banking network tailored to the needs of the country. The initiative integrates human milk banking with other elements of
Jul 19, 2016
Children join the procession during the launch of the MNCH Advocacy Alliance in Kakamega, Kenya.   After a while, the preventable deaths became too much to bear.   For many years I worked as a midwife at different hospitals, and most days on the
Feb 05, 2014
Myth: Diarrhea is no more serious than the common cold. Mythbuster: Dr. Alfred Ochola, technical advisor for child survival and development for PATH's Kenya Program.   As a doctor and as a father, I am saddened by this myth because it costs many
Nov 01, 2012
On August 27, 2012, the Kenyan Poisons and Pharmacy Board approved an appeal to reclassify zinc from a prescription medicine—only available at hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies with the prescription from a trained health professional—to an over-the