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Nneka Mobisson: Developing the Health Landscape through Technology

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About Her

Dr. Nneka Mobisson is the founder of MDoc. She founded the mobile platform after the death of her father due to complication from a massive stroke. Nneka saw an enormous gap in Africa’s healthcare support system and decided to harness the growing digital technology to save lives.

By profession Dr. Mobisson is a pediatrician, but earned her Master’s degree in clinical and public health.  Dr.  Nneka graduated from MIT in 1995 with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, after which she earned her Master’s in Public Health in 1998 from Emory University.

In 2004, she bagged her MBA from Yale School of Management.

In March of 2014 she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Her Work:

In May 2016, she founded MDoc. A Mobile platform that provides people living with chronic disease with 24/7 access to virtual healthcare providers.

From 2012-2016, Nneka was the Executive Director and Regional Lead Africa for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; an independent not for profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Nneka was responsible for the operations and implementation of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s existing work in Africa, as well as for developing IHI’s portfolio in Africa as part of the organization’s work in low- and middle-income countries.

From 2011-2012,  was Vice President of Community Health and Population Health Management at the Connecticut Hospital Association, where she built broad-based constituencies to address health disparities, provided leadership to hospitals in the area of population health management, and devised statewide health initiatives to better address community health and reduce costs.

As a consultant for McKinsey & Company, she worked primarily in the area of strategy development for payers and providers, health care IT, and pharmaceutical companies.

Between 2003-2004 Nneka consulted for World Bank on investing in private health care in poor countries and developing a strategy on health care systems. While working as a consultant, she also worked as a Resident physician at the Children’s Hospital Philadelphia.

Why TechHer Loves Her.

She has leveraged on technology to ensure people who are unhealthy and living with chronic diseases could have easy, reliable and fast access to tool on self management and physicians.

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