Mobile Health in Africa: What Can We Learn?

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

12:30pm to 1:30pm (CST)

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.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Patricia Mechael

I like to think of myself as a bridge builder between health and technology... bio from Twitter

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Jaspal Sandhu

Promoting & doing design innovation in global health + development. Main gig: partner at Gobee Group. Side gig: teach @ UC Berkeley School of Public Health. bio from Twitter

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Josh Nesbit

CEO of @Medic, global health + mobile technology, @Stanford alumnus, @IntraHealth board member, optimist. bio from Twitter

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Douglas Naegele

I run Infield Health -- helping people achieve healthy outcomes via mobile solutions. We built the tech that powers NCI's teen smoking initiative: SmokefreeTXT bio from Twitter

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  • Schuyler Erle
  • Yesenia Sotelo
  • Audrey Vaughn
  • Doug Wager
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Time 12:30pm1:30pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Room 9ABC, Austin Convention Center

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