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PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology and Health) is a nonprofit organization focused on improving the health of people around the world by advancing technology, strengthening health systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors. It is particularly invested in making sure that the benefits of innovation in science and technology are available to developing countries and remotely located, low-income groups. In this audio interview, host Sheela Sethuraman speaks with Dr. Christopher Elias, president and CEO of PATH, about the PATH's origins, accomplishments, and challenges. He also discusses the organization's managerial models, cross-sector collaborations, and scalability.
Dr. Christopher Elias is president of PATH, an international, nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington. PATH works in more than 65 countries in the areas of health technologies, maternal and child health, reproductive health, vaccines and immunization, and emerging and epidemic diseases. Prior to joining PATH, Elias was a senior associate in the International Programs Division of the Population Council. For six years, he served as the country representative of Thailand, where he managed reproductive health programs throughout Southeast Asia. He received his MD from Creighton University, completed post-graduate training in internal medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, and received an MPH from the University of Washington, where he was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.