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Mike McKay

Mike McKay
Country Director, Baobab Health Malawi

Website | @mikeymckay

Mike McKay likes to hack for social justice. Before figuring out how to actually do that he worked for the bad guys in big media. Now he lives in Malawi, Africa and together with his team is using technology to fight HIV in one of the poorest places on earth.


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Mike McKay (Baobab Health Malawi)
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Malawi has a population of 14 million. One million have HIV and there are just 280 doctors in the country. Baobab Health deploys touchscreen computers to clinics that guide nurses through the complex process of HIV treatment. The combination of hacked hardware and open source software is challenging conventional ideas about what is possible in a place without doctors or electricity. Read more.
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