University of Southern California

USC Marshall Society and Business Lab Lunch & Learn Series
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:50pm

Location:

HOH 2

Rural Healthcare Technology

Medic Mobile | RSVP
Josh Nesbit, CEO
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Time: 12:30-1:50 PM
Location: HOH 2

Co-Sponsored by the USC Institute for Global Health and Engineers without Borders

Medic Mobile addresses gaps and shortcomings of rural healthcare systems by leveraging existing communication technologies to streamline mobilization for vaccination and satellite clinics, logistics and supply chain management, referrals, routine data collection, and the mapping of health services. It provides the technological infrastructure to connect patients with community health workers despite their location. Medic Mobile has worked in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, using mobile technologies to support a wide range of programs – from infectious disease surveillance in rural Malawi to emergency response after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

As CEO, Josh Nesbit works to connect people, spearhead partnerships, and let the world know about Medic Mobile. He studied international health and bioethics at Stanford University, where he conducted pediatric HIV research. During a summer in rural Malawi, the volunteer village health workers inspired Josh to create Medic Mobile. Josh also founded Hope Phones, a recycling campaign designed to engage millions of Americans in global health efforts. He is an Echoing Green Fellow, PopTech Fellow, Rainer Arnhold Fellow, Strauss Scholar, Haas Public Service Fellow, one of the “40 Under 40 Leaders” in International Development, one of the world’s 30 top social entrepreneurs according to Forbes, and a recipient of the Truman Award for Innovation from the Society for International Development.

The Lunch and Learn series exposes the USC community to issues of social and environmental importance and how business solutions can be used to approach these issues. Complimentary lunch is served.

RSVP is requested at https://marshallapps.usc.edu/mems/?eventId=1445