Josh Nesbit

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Short Description: 

Josh founded Medic Mobile to connect people at every level of the health system—from policymakers to clinics to community health workers. His programs have been implemented at hospitals in nine countries, including 50% of Malawian district hospitals.

Winner/Finalist Info
Finalist or Winner: 
Finalist
State: 
DC
Describe what this winner does/did: 
In 2007, Josh worked at a Malawian hospital that served 250,000 patients spread over 100 miles. Remote patients were reached by volunteer community health workers, who often had to walk 35 miles to report back to clinicians. Josh realized the potential of mobile technology to reach isolated patients and save follow-up time and travel fuel. He founded Medic Mobile to connect people at every level of the health system—from policymakers to clinics to community health workers. Today, his programs have been implemented at hospitals in nine countries, including 50% of Malawian district hospitals.
Year in which award/grant was awarded: 
2011