Last summer, Medic Mobile launched its Fellowship program by sending two Fellows to India to work with DMF-India on an ambitious vaccination project in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India. Building on the success of our inaugural program, we are pleased to announce the second round of our Fellowship program with the selection of two highly qualified individuals to work on our innovative endeavor to redefine antenatal care in Bangladesh with the Hope Foundation:

Zahra Bhimani Zahra Bhimani: Zahra comes to Medic Mobile with a communications and international development background. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Health Degree in Global Health and Health Promotion at the University of Toronto. Zahra became fascinated with the use of ICTs in development, especially in health care while she worked for UNICEF in Kigali, Rwanda as an undergrad student while at Carleton University. While working for a non-profit international development organization in Washington, DC she came across tremendous work that was being done in the mHealth area, and decided that studying global health and the impact of ICTc would be her next step. Zahra is looking forward to advancing her research interests and contributing to an organization that is committed to improving health care access.
Faye Maison Faye Maison: After graduating from Yale last year with a degree in Political Science, Faye stayed on at the university as a Woodbridge Fellow, a fellowship in academic administration. During her undergraduate career she dedicated much of her time outside of her coursework to education in the New Haven community. Her involvement in New Haven’s education initiatives focused on the processes that go into developing successful reading intervention programs. She is excited to bring her experiences in community development to the Medic Mobile project in Bangladesh this summer and to learn more about how technology is and can be integrated in development work.

Along with our partners at the Hope Foundation, Zahra and Faye will be spending the upcoming summer in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where they will launch our system and contribute periodic guest blog posts so that we can all follow along. Congratulations, Zahra and Faye – we’re thrilled to have you on our team and look forward to your accomplishments this summer!

-Priyanka (former Fellow!) and the rest of the Medic team