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Biography

Josh Nesbit is the Chief Executive Officer of Medic Mobile, a nonprofit organization founded to improve health in the hardest-to-reach communities. The open-source Medic Mobile software helps over 20,000 community health workers provide care for more 12 million people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Health workers use the software to support safe pregnancies, increase coverage for childhood immunization, deliver lifesaving treatments for children, monitor stock levels for essential medicines, and track disease outbreaks. In 2014, Medic Mobile received a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

Before co-founding Medic Mobile, Josh studied global health and bioethics at Stanford University, where his qualitative research focused on pediatric HIV/AIDS in Malawi. Josh is an Ashoka Fellow, PopTech Social Innovation Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow, and Rainer Arnhold Fellow. He has served on the Board of Directors for IntraHealth International and Developing Radio Partners. Josh was selected by Devex as one of 40 Under 40 Leaders in International Development, received the Truman Award for Innovation from the Society for International Development, and was named by Forbes as one of the world’s 30 top social entrepreneurs. In 2016, he received a Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award. Along with his colleagues, Josh envisions a more just world in which health workers are supported as they provide care for their neighbors, universal health coverage is a reality, and health is secured as a human right.