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August 09, 2013

Nonprofit Works With Companies on Low-Cost Global Health Innovations

A Seattle nonprofit is working with businesses to distribute and market low-tech medical products globally to cut down on health-care costs, The Atlantic magazine writes.

Anurag Mairal, director of technology solutions at PATH Health Technologies, says the organization is involving companies in public health rather than relying on grants to distribute its products related to nutrition, water, sanitation, vaccinations, and reproductive health.

Among the low-cost technologies PATH has helped pioneer over the years: devices that monitor the temperature of vaccines so health workers will know if they still safe to administer and single-size diaphragms for women to prevent unwanted pregnancies and some sexually transmitted diseases.