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Adam THOMPSON Retour

Co-founded eHealth Africa in 2009

As Executive Director, Adam provides executive management for the entire organization, leveraging 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. Furthermore, he heads eHA’s country office in Nigeria and the Global Health Informatics Team, which is inclusive of GIS, Software, and IT Systems.

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 became operational in under two months. Over the course of just one year, the Vaccine Direct Delivery program that Adam developed in Nigeria decreased stock out rates of vaccines and related commodities from the extremely high rate of over 90% to an impressive 10%.

Prior to founding eHA, he 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. He holds a BSc in Information Systems and Technology Management from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Adam also currently serves as CEO of EHA Clinics, a subsidiary of the eHealth Africa Foundation, which he co-founded with a goal to bridge the gaps between patients and primary health care services across the north of Nigeria. EHA Clinics is designed to enhance the patient’s experience by diagnosing and treating patients based on a systematic, evidence-based approach while providing high quality, affordable care. The technology-enabled facility ensures a safe and secure flow of patient’s data to enable providers to make sound decisions during care delivery.

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