IH and MIT SafePaths Insight Series

 

Role of contact tracing and digital health solutions in fighting COVID-19 in LMICs 

 

A fireside side with Dr. Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab and Magnus Conteh the Executive Director of the Community Health Academy at Last Mile Health to discuss the role of  contact tracing, digital health solutions and empowering community-based health workers in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Join Intelligent Health on Thursday 18th June at 10am ET/ 4pm CET as we reveal the first episode in our free webinars with MIT SafePaths (Insights Series) as part of our Going Viral webinar series. A fireside chat with Dr. Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab and Magnus Conteh the Executive Director of the Community Health Academy at Last Mile Health to discuss the role of contact tracing, digital health solutions and empowering community- based health workers in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Dr. Ramesh Raskar will give an update on progress with COVID SafePaths, a free, open-source, privacy-by-design tools for individuals, public health officials and larger communities to flatten the curve of COVID-19, reduce fear and prevent a surveillance-stage response to the pandemic. Followed by a candid conversation with Magnus Conteh on achieving Universal Health coverage in an equitable way. In this special webinar, they will discuss: 

  • The role of contact tracing and digital health solutions in the context of LMICs  
  • Low tech infrastructure and achieving Universal Health coverage in an equitable way 
  • The COVID-19 Digital Classroom – leveraging digital technologies and existing content distribution channels to ensure every health worker has the information they need to help their own communities, wherever in the world they are providing care, from city centres to the last mile 

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SPEAKERS

Fireside chat with
MAGNUS CONTEH
Executive Director - Community Health Academy
Last Mile Health
 
Fireside chat with
MAGNUS CONTEH
Executive Director - Community Health Academy
Last Mile Health
 

Magnus Conteh joined the Last Mile Health team in 2018 to lead the Community Health Academy, which aims to reinvent the education of community health workers – and the health system leaders who support them – for the digital age.

Magnus brings over 25 years of senior level experience in education, global health, and digital health to Last Mile Health. Previously, Magnus worked for seven years at World Vision Ireland, most recently serving as the Deputy CEO/Director of Programmes and Strategy. Notably, he led World Vision’s involvement in the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Ebola Vaccine trial in Sierra Leone, which included overseeing the deployment of technology critical for the clinical trial. In addition to serving as a member of the World Vision International Digital Health Steering Committee, he forged multi-stakeholder collaboratives and digital health partnerships with a number of governments, mobile network operators, and other INGOs in Africa. Prior to joining World Vision Ireland, he held a number of senior management positions in the National Health Service in the UK and the Health Service Executive in Ireland, where he served as Director for the Regional Centre of Nursing/Midwifery Education at the University Hospital in Galway. Magnus holds a Masters of Health Science (Hons) in Health Services Research from the National University of Ireland, Masters of Arts in Health Service Policy and Management from Brunel University (UK), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies from Kingston Business School at Kingston University (UK).

 

By
DR. RAMESH RASKAR
Associate Professor | MIT Media Lab 
Founder & Chairman | PathCheck Foundation (MIT SafePaths)  
     
By
DR. RAMESH RASKAR
Associate Professor | MIT Media Lab 
Founder & Chairman | PathCheck Foundation (MIT SafePaths)  
     

Ramesh is an Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab and inventor of a camera to see around corners for which he received the 2016 Lemelson–MIT Prize. He holds 90+ US patents, and the books he has co-authored include, Spatial Augmented Reality, Computational Photography, and 3D Imaging; appeared in NYTimes, CNN, BBC, NewScientist, TechnologyReview, and several technology news websites; and has worked on special research projects at Google [X], Facebook, Apple. He is co-founder of EyeNetra and several other companies

Community forum Q&A hosted by
DEEPTI PAHWA
PathCheck Communications  (MIT SafePaths Volunteer)
 
Community forum Q&A hosted by
DEEPTI PAHWA
PathCheck Communications  (MIT SafePaths Volunteer)
 

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