PAHO and PATH sign agreement to advance health equity in the Americas

19 Sep 2023
19 Sep 2023

New York City, New York, September 19, 2023 —The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and PATH today signed a new partnership agreement to advance health equity in the Americas.

“This agreement is a reaffirmation of a long-standing partnership. PAHO and PATH are strengthening our strategic collaboration to jointly contribute to building resilient health systems, which will allow the region to address our common public health challenges. By expanding its manufacturing capacity, the region of the Americas will be better prepared to face future health emergencies,” said Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Director of PAHO.

As part of the new agreement, PAHO and PATH will work alongside government ministries, health programs, and the health workforce on a number of issues, including increasing innovation and access to medicines and health technologies, strengthening primary health care, harnessing the power of digital and data to improve health services and outcomes, and preparing for and responding to existing and emerging health threats and diseases.

“We are delighted to be formalizing our partnership with PAHO. This new agreement highlights the importance of collaboration in global health as a powerful catalyst for transformative health outcomes as we work toward universal health coverage in the Americas,” said Nikolaj Gilbert, President and CEO of PATH.

By prioritizing community-driven efforts, tailored interventions, and sustainable approaches, PAHO and PATH are supporting a healthier, more equitable future for the Americas.

About PATH

PATH is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving health equity worldwide. With more than 40 years of experience in forging partnerships across sectors and expertise in various fields, including science, economics, technology, and advocacy, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to tackle the world’s most pressing health challenges. Visit for more information.

About PAHO

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) works with the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of its population. Founded in 1902, it is the world’s oldest international public health agency. PAHO serves as the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Americas and is the specialized health agency of the Inter-American System.