PATH http://www.kplu.org en Seattle-based PATH to help produce anti-malarial drug at cost http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-based-path-help-produce-anti-malarial-drug-cost <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Malaria remains one of the&nbsp;world’s biggest killers&nbsp;and also a massive economic drag on poor countries, poor families.</span></p><p>One of our best weapons against this scourge is a drug known as&nbsp;artemisinin, which is harvested from the plant sweet wormwood and, as a crop, is about as predictable as corn or hog futures.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:58:48 +0000 Tom Paulson 8380 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle-based PATH to help produce anti-malarial drug at cost Steve Davis, entrepreneur and rights advocate, to head PATH http://www.kplu.org/post/steve-davis-entrepreneur-and-rights-advocate-head-path <p>Steve Davis has been selected by PATH&rsquo;s board to take the position of president and CEO.</p><p>In one sense, Davis&#39; new job leading PATH represents a return to where he started &mdash; as a refugee settlement coordinator on the Thai-Laos border in the 1980s and later, as a young attorney, working on human rights issues in China, for gay and lesbian rights here in the U.S. and as a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised in general.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/03/steve-davis-entrepreneur-and-human-rights-advocate-to-head-path/"><strong>Read more on Humanosphere.</strong></a></p><p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:37:18 +0000 Tom Paulson 4566 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's PATH gets sexy to save lives in Kenya http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-path-gets-sexy-save-lives-kenya <p>The Seattle-based global health organization has recently launched a steamy six-part television series in Nairobi, Kenya, called <a href="http://www.path.org/blog/2012/03/love-sex-money/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+path-blog+%28PATH+blog%29&amp;utm_content=Google+Reader" target="_blank">Shuga: Love, Sex, Money</a> aimed at preventing the spread of HIV, the AIDS virus.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;This is pretty racy for Kenya,&rdquo; said <a href="http://www.path.org/blog/2011/12/celebrating-20-years-in-kenya/" target="_blank">Rikka Trangsgrud</a>, PATH&rsquo;s long-time country programs director for Kenya. &ldquo;There are some fairly explicit scenes and themes &hellip; We are really pushing the envelope here but the idea is to prompt important discussions.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/03/path-shuga/"><strong>Read more and watch the trailer on Humanosphere.</strong></a></p><p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:22:02 +0000 Tom Paulson 4422 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's PATH gets sexy to save lives in Kenya Malaria vaccine pushed by PATH and Gates shows some success http://www.kplu.org/post/malaria-vaccine-pushed-path-and-gates-shows-some-success <p>Leaders at the Seattle non-profit group PATH &ndash; and their sponsors at the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation&ndash; say they&rsquo;re <a href="http://path.org/news/pr111018-rtss-results.php">excited about the latest results from a malaria vaccine trial</a> in Africa. The interim results don&#39;t guarantee it will be a success, but it&rsquo;s the best any malaria vaccine has ever done.</p><p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 22:07:14 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 2932 at http://www.kplu.org Malaria vaccine pushed by PATH and Gates shows some success Seattle's PATH embroiled in HPV vaccine controversy in India http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-path-embroiled-hpv-vaccine-controversy-india <p>In 2009, Seattle-based PATH, with funding from the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, launched a project aimed at combating cervical cancer in India by introducing the HPV vaccine.</p><p>The vaccine program didn&rsquo;t work out as planned.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:21:06 +0000 KPLU 1937 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's PATH embroiled in HPV vaccine controversy in India