Bernhard Weigl of PATH (Photo: WGHA)

Voices of global health: Bernhard Weigl

by Helen Holter
Bernhard Weigl of PATH (Photo: WGHA)

Bernhard Weigl of PATH (Photo: WGHA)

For Bernhard Weigl, global health innovations are all about simplicity, low cost, and usability. He’s hooked on devices that are easy to use at home, like treatments for diabetes in developing countries.

In this “Voices of Global Health” WGHA blog post, Bernhard talks about his work as director of the NIH-funded “Center for Point-of-Care Testing” for Global Health, and also a senior technology officer at PATH in Seattle.

Highlights: Passion for chronic diseases, especially diabetes. Moved by a dedicated young diabetes patient in Tanzania.

Recommended: Washington Global Health Alliance web site; PATH web site; “Center for Point-of-Care Testing for Global Health” web site.