PATHS is a £54 million four year project funded by DFID that was set up to improve the delivery and use of effective, replicable, affordable health services for the management of common health problems in Nigeria so as to enhance governance in the health sector.
The core partners in implementing this programme were HLSP (UK), Liverpool Association in Tropical Health, Health Partners International (HPI), the John Hopkins University centre for communication USA, and GRID.
This project uses GRID as the prime Nigerian partner. GRID therefore played the major role in establishing the Nigerian offices, sourcing and employing the Nigerian staff, and providing financial management (cross-cutting) backstopping across all the technical outputs of the programme. This included setting up accounting systems within the health sector at all levels, and operationalising systems for ensuring sustainable drug supply at health facilities.