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Saturday, March 12 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mobile Health in Africa: What Can We Learn?

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We will focus on examples of how mobile devices are bringing healthcare to underserved communities in rural Africa. How can we diagnose pneumonia with a $5 machine hooked up to a cell phone? How does a glowing pill bottle and a cellphone connection ensure that 85% of people take their HIV drugs in South Africa? And, what can the US learn about these experiments vis-a-vis privacy, rural access, and cost containment.

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Patricia Mechael

Dir Strategic Application of Mobile Technology for Public Health & DevCenter for Global Health and Economic Development at the Earth Institute Columbia UniversityDr. Patricia Mechael is the Director of Strategic Application of Mobile Technology for Public Health and Development at... Read More →
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Douglas Naegele

PresInfield HealthDouglas Naegele is President of Infield Health, where he leads product development and partnerships. At Infield, his team is passionate about improving patient health through mobile technology: SMS health challenges & social gaming, benefit eligibility checks via... Read More →
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Josh Nesbit

Founder/CEOMedic MobileJosh Nesbit, CEO of Medic Mobile. Inspired by volunteer village health workers in rural Malawi, Josh is firmly committed to serving a global community. As an international health and bioethics student at Stanford, Josh’s qualitative research focused on Pediatric... Read More →
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Jaspal Sandhu

PartnerGobee GroupJaspal’s primary focus is on human-centered design for technology and service innovation in global public health. Through Gobee, a company that he co-founded in 2008, he and his teams consult organizations on various issues related to innovation to improve population... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC

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