PATH [to 4 February 2017]

Announcement | February 02, 2017
PATH’s Uganda country director receives presidential award for pioneering work in HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening
Dr. Emmanuel Mugisha, PATH’s Uganda country director, has received the prestigious Golden Medal Award for his work pioneering the campaign against cervical cancer through human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in Uganda.

The award—representing the highest civilian distinction in Uganda—was delivered to Dr. Mugisha on January 26 by Uganda’s president, His Excellency Yoweri Museveni, at the country’s 31st Liberation Day celebrations.

Dr. Mugisha has pioneered HPV vaccine demonstration programs in Africa, starting in Uganda and later expanding to Eastern and Southern Africa. Through his tireless and forward-looking efforts, Uganda became the first country to transition from an HPV demonstration program to a full national rollout of the HPV vaccine. The Golden Medal Award also recognizes Dr. Mugisha’s leadership in promoting cervical cancer screening in Uganda…

Press release | February 01, 2017
EXASOL and PATH Announce Partnership to Help Eliminate Malaria in Zambia
EXASOL, a high-performance in-memory analytic database developer, and PATH, an international nonprofit organization and global leader in health and innovation, today announced a partnership to support the Zambian government’s ambitious campaign to eliminate malaria by 2020.

“Much is made of the ability to use data analytics to increase profits, save costs, and streamline business operations,” said Aaron Auld, CEO, EXASOL. “But it’s not always about money. It’s also about saving lives. If we can help an organization do great things for the greater good of humanity, that’s a great thing to do.”

EXASOL joins a transformative partnership—Visualize No Malaria—between the Zambian Ministry of Health, PATH, Tableau, and technical partners including Alteryx, Mapbox, DataBlick, Twilio, DigitalGlobe, and Slalom.
EXASOL’s contribution—access to the EXASOL database in the cloud on Amazon Web Services—enables the Visualize No Malaria team to perform highly complex queries of not just “big data” but truly “massive data” with speed that enables almost instant rendering, allowing for real-time analysis…

Press release | January 31, 2017
PATH, Clarus, and the Global Health Investment Fund Announce an Innovative $25 Million Financing Arrangement to Improve Treatment of Intestinal Worms, Affecting More Than 1 Billion People Worldwide
PATH will lead a consortium of partners toward US FDA approval for tribendimidine and its inclusion in mass deworming campaigns

Press release | January 30, 2017
Wipro and PATH Announce Partnership to Improve Health in Developing Countries
… PATH and Wipro will co-create a platform for PATH’s global health programs that makes more effective and efficient use of data from internal and external sources, spurring insights to accelerate ongoing global health efforts. The collaboration will strengthen PATH’s ability to harness entrepreneurial ingenuity, scientific expertise, and community knowledge to disrupt the cycle of poor health and tackle global health problems such as malaria…