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Josh Nesbit of Medic Mobile Accepts Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

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Published on Apr 23, 2014

Medic Mobile
(San Francisco, USA)

http://medicmobile.org/

Social entrepreneur: Josh Nesbit

"Building Mobile Communications Tools to Bring Health Care to Underserved Communities"


One billion people will never see a health professional in their lives. Yet 95 percent of the world's population has access to a mobile signal. Josh Nesbit's Medic Mobile was created to improve health in underserved and disconnected communities using communication tools. Medic Mobile builds mobile applications for community health workers, caregivers, and patients to increase life-saving health care coverage. Across 20 countries, its tools support 8,000 frontline health workers and benefit approximately six million people with plans to double these numbers annually for a total of 200,000 health workers serving 100 million people by 2018.

Josh Nesbit is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Medic Mobile, a nonprofit technology company on a mission to improve health equity in under-served communities. Josh also created Hope Phones, a cell phone recycling campaign designed to engage millions of Americans in global health efforts. He is an Ashoka Fellow, PopTech Social Innovation Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow, and Rainer Arnhold Fellow. Josh was selected by Devex as one of 40 Under 40 Leaders in International Development, received the Truman Award for Innovation from the Society for International Development, and in 2011, he was named by Forbes as one of the world's 30 top social entrepreneurs. Medic Mobile supports over 7,000 community health workers across 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the US. The company develops mobile and web platforms optimized for stockout monitoring, disease surveillance, emergency response, and coordination for maternal and child healthcare.

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship accelerates the impact of the world's leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large scale social change.
http://www.skollworldforum.org

The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world's most pressing problems.
http://www.skollfoundation.org

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