PATH CEO speaks out about global health innovation, SDGs, systems

Steve Davis, PATH CEO and president on innovations in global health

The ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa has brought heightened attention to global health systems and the discussion about how to strengthen them to prevent, counter and adapt to health crises.

In this interview, Devex’s Adva Saldinger speaks with with Steve Davis, PATH’s CEO and president about innovations in global health.

PATH, a leader in global health innovation, is pushing to keep innovation on the agenda in the post-2015 discussions.

“We have a lot of evidence that [innovations] can scale and to the point it does, it’s super powerful,” Davis said.

Watch the video above to learn how health systems in West Africa are adapting to Ebola and how the outbreak is affecting women and children in the area. Davis also shares the gains his organization has made in fighting childhood mortality and achieving a vaccine-production milestone.

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