Adam Thompson | Executive Director and Co-founder
eHealth Africa

Adam Thompson, Executive Director and Co-founder, eHealth Africa

During the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak, Adam rapidly built emergency response teams consisting of 300+ staff across Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea in under two months. Furthermore, with less than one week’s notice, he created an Ebola response team in Lagos, Nigeria. Adam spearheaded the CDC’s Ebola vaccine trial program in Sierra Leone, which was conceived, designed, and operational in under two months. The Vaccine Direct Delivery program that Adam developed in Nigeria decreased stock-outs of vaccines and related commodities from the extremely high rate of over 90% to less than 10% in the states the program has been deployed in.

Prior to founding eHA, Adam served as the Associate Director for Programs and Instruction for the Global Information Internship Program (GIIP) at the Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz.

As Executive Director, Adam provides executive management for the entire organization. He leverages his expertise in global health and informatics to strategically innovate and lead eHA’s business development, research, private sector engagement, and health information technology initiatives.

Merging his passion for data solutions in health and development, with his desire to encourage innovativeness and out-of-the-box thinking in young people, Adam regularly lectures in Informatics and Public Surveillance at Emory University, Atlanta, USA and will soon be an adjunct faculty member.


Day 3, April 9 @ 09:40

Data-driven last-mile health delivery systems

last published: 05/Mar/20 10:35 GMT

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