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Published on Oct 3, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Isaac would like to put a mobile phone in the hand of every community health worker. As a designer he wants to help solve problems in areas that have poor infrastructure and limited access to resources.
Isaac Holeman is a designer-scholar striving for global health equity. As an ethnographer and cofounder of the social enterprise Medic Mobile, his work is about seeing through the eyes of the poor and marginalized and responding pragmatically. Medic Mobile received a Skoll award in 2014, and Isaac has been featured twice in Forbes Magazine as one of the top 30 social entrepreneurs under the age of 30.
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