Who We Are
Pathmos Foundation (PF) works to address healthcare issues of the underserved in sub Sahara Africa. The organization's mission is directed to best serve communities in Africa, improve the quality of training for healthcare providers, and inform the policy makers about how to best serve their constituency. Today, PF is anticipating emerging healthcare issues and developing new projects more than before. Over the next five years, PF will expand the reach of its projects across Africa, while remaining grounded in its current mission, vision, and strategic initiatives.
Pathmos Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) (pending) public charity dedicated to improving and enhancing the healthcare of the underserved by developing and supporting innovative programs that (1) can become independently viable, (2) provide systemic solutions to gaps in healthcare access and delivery, and (3) have the potential to be replicated nationally.
Pathmos Foundation has a vision that every individual, regardless of who they are or where they live in sub-Saharan Africa, can achieve the highest level of health through a comprehensive and compassionate system of care.
The Executive team at Pathmos Foundation works tirelessly to ensure that the objective of the Board of Trustees is met and expectations are surpassed. Our team is comprised of carefully vetted professionals with decades of experience in the nonprofit sector that bring innovative and enthusiasm towards the goal of developing and expanding primary healthcare systems across communities in sub-Saharan Africa. As an organization with a majority of women in the executive team as well as the Board of Trustees, Pathmos Foundation recognizes that women are the backbone of a successful, healthy, and prosperous community. As such, Pathmos Foundation is organized to always have women’s voices be the loudest and most prominent voice in all our endeavors.
Board of Trustees
Pathmos Foundation trustees set policies relating to operation of the foundation, and they oversee internal and independent audits. They also set the compensation and review the performance of the president and all foundation officers.
Our Board of Trustees is currently composed of 15 members, including the president. Nominated by a trustee committee and appointed by the full board, trustees generally serve two six-year terms. The board, board committees, and individual trustees are evaluated on a regular basis by our Executive Committee.
Foundation trustees bring a vast range of knowledge and experience to the task of governing the foundation, and have extensive experience in the worlds of healthcare, business, law, government, nonprofit management and the civic sector.
Mrs. Kate N. Odikaesieme
Dr. Margaret D. Stephens
Mrs. Alexis Hollinger-Garcia
Ms. Lynette Cassidy
WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally
WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually.
The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both organizations launched in 1991. The practical guidance encourages new mothers to breastfeed and informs health workers how best to support breastfeeding.
WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria
WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta.
According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed.
Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026
Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners.
The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, Nigeria’s Minister of Health and partners at a regional meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday (10 April).