Josh Nesbit is the CEO of Medic Mobile, a nonprofit technology company supporting 9,000 health workers across 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the US.
Nesbit was a pre-medical undergraduate student at Stanford when he spent the summer working at St. Gabriel’s hospital in rural Malawi. He observed patients walking up to 100 miles to see the hospital’s single doctor and community health workers walking over 30 miles to deliver reports by hand. He also observed stronger cell phone reception in the Malawian rural village than back home in California. The next time he returned to the hospital, he was carrying a suitcase of $10 Nokia phones. The impact of communication was undeniable.
Medic Mobile recently received a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Nesbit is an Ashoka Fellow, PopTech Social Innovation Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow and Rainer Arnhold Fellow. He 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.