Dear friends and supporters,
Humanity, with all of its failings, is making great progress—and that progress will continue. In just one generation, more than a billion people have risen from poverty to join the middle class. The number of children who live to their fifth birthday has doubled. Diseases that once raged unchecked are coming under control or even poised for elimination. Together, we’ve helped build this momentum. And together, we will sustain it.
In 2017—PATH’s 40th anniversary—we recommit to this continued progress and all it demands of us. And we thank you for your partnership and support, which fuel us in so many ways.
As PATH’s president and CEO, I am fortunate to work with staff and partners from all over the world—people who never falter in the face of profoundly challenging circumstances. As we begin this new year, I want to share the hope and inspiration of some of PATH’s staff with you.
With staff members like these and partners like you, I have faith that we will continue to transform the world for the better. I’ve renewed my determination to ensure that science and evidence remain the foundation on which PATH builds solutions, and I will advocate even more strongly for an equitable world.
My thanks to the thousands of people who supported PATH’s work last year with their financial resources, partnership, and passion. I hope to celebrate with you as we mark 40 years of making progress possible.
Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017.
- Steve Davis is the president and CEO of PATH.