Medic Mobile is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2010 to improve health in the communities that are hardest to reach. We design, build, deliver, and support open-source software for health workers and health systems – helping provide better care that reaches everyone.
Each member of our team was drawn to this mission and emboldened by a vision of global health equity. Our diversity of skills and experiences helps us tackle complex challenges – we look forward to hearing from you and exploring ways to work together.
Design & Product
Regional Team Africa
Regional Team Asia
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Greg Ennis, Managing Director, Peninsula Ventures
Isaac Holeman, Cofounder of Medic Mobile, Gates Cambridge Scholar
Brittany Hume Charm, Social Venture Investor and Advisor
Josh Nesbit, CEO, Medic Mobile
Susan Nesbitt, Emeritus member
Amy Norris, Chief Legal Counsel, Clif Bar & Company
Roni Zeiger, CEO, Smart Patients & former Chief Health Strategist, Google
Mwihaki Kimura Muraguri, Social Change Practitioner and Consultant
Chuck Slaughter, Founder of Living Goods and TravelSmith
Dr. Paul Wise, Professor of Child Health and Society and Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University
While one member of Medic Mobile's field team is traveling 100 miles on rough roads to visit a remote clinic, other members of our team – software developers, health researchers, and project managers – are working with them to fine-tune models, devise new patient interventions, and make time-saving software improvements. Our teammates exhibit unique levels of patience, confidence, and empathy; we work together every day as a distributed interdisciplinary team to improve health outcomes and ultimately save lives.
We held our first ever all-team meet up, had 18 product releases, brought on 26 new teammates, and trained over 8,000 new health workers. Our with with the Ministry of Health in Siaya, Kenya was featured in BBC News' Disruptors series. At the end of the year, we launched the Community Health Toolkit open-source project alongside 14 partners.
We launched our Standard package, making our tools more accessible than ever, and began working closely with government partners in Kenya and Nepal. Medic Mobile was the recipient of a Global Citizen's Award, named a GAVI INFUSE Pacesetter & a Laureate of The Tech for Global Good. We also added 27 new teammates to our staff.
Our application shifted from case-based care to support people-centered health systems. We launched a customized app for managers and nurses and reached 6, 878 new health workers, a 97% growth rate in health workers supported by our tools.
Medic Mobile equipped 3,800 new health workers and grew our delivery footprint by nearly 50%. We launched a new mobile application for frontline health workers. Our team in Nepal played a key role in earthquake response and health systems rebuilding. Our team grows to 55 staff.
Our team won the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. We began testing a "Do It Yourself" version of our toolkit and reached an additional 2,000 health workers. A randomized-controlled trial focused on malaria treatment began in Kenya.
Medic Mobile opened a regional office in Kathmandu. We equipped 1,500 new health workers and our programs covered 3.5 million people.
Medic Mobile conducted its first randomized controlled studies. We opened a regional office in Nairobi and a global team office in San Francisco. Our efforts covered two million people.
We launched our first regional-scale programs in Africa and received an additional $700,000 in grants. We pioneered the use of parallel SIM card applications for healthcare, enabling any basic phone to run apps for health workers, for which we won an award from The Rockefeller Foundation. We worked with 25 partners to serve one million people.
Medic Mobile's work expanded to ten countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We also received unrestricted grants totaling $200,000. We had a staff of four and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Josh Nesbit's volunteer work at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Malawi led to the formation of Frontline SMS:Medic, which became Medic Mobile. We launched our first project, providing mobile phones to community health workers in the area around St. Gabriel's. We launched Hope Phones to encourage people to recycle their old phones, with proceeds funding the purchase of new phones and solar chargers for community health workers.