Welcome, Patricia Mechael!

Posted by KatrinVerclas on Dec 16, 2008

MobileActive.org welcomes on staff Patricia Mechael, an expert in mobiles for health, and mobiles for development.  I am personally so pleased to work with Patty!

Here is a bit more: Dr. Patricia Mechael has been involved in the field of International Health for over 12 years with field experience in over 25 countries with a special focus on Africa. She holds a Masters in International Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene, and a PhD in Public Health and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she examined the role of mobile phones in health in Egypt.

She is currently managing the integration of mobile phone and other mobile technologies related to health for the Millennium Villages Project at the Earth Institute, Columbia University.  She serves as a Research Affiliate at the Rutgers University Center for Mobile Communication Studies and provides guidance on the strategic application of ICT, with a specific focus on mobile technologies for health, to CARE-USA, Catholic Relief Services, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Abt and Associates, the UK Partnership for Global Health, and UNFPA and the World Health Organization Global Observatory for eHealth. 

More recently she has extended her work in mobile phones for social development to other sectors with MobileActive.org -- where she'll be doing a lot more work in the coming year. Please welcome her to the growing and vibrant MobileActive.org network! 

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