Portraits of Potential

Out of grief, a daughter’s mission to transform healthcare

Nneka Mobisson’s father believed in the power of technology to save lives in Africa. She's honoring his memory by using AI to take on inequalities in healthcare.
Portrait of Nneka Mobisson, Co-Founder and CEO of mDoc, during an outreach program at the Balogun Market in Lagos, Nigeria, on September 14, 2023. mDoc is a social enterprise that integrates proven methodologies in quality improvement and behavioral science with web and mobile-based technology to optimize the end to end care experience for people living with chronic health needs such as diabetes, hypertension, and cancer.
Nneka Mobisson, co-founder and CEO of mDoc, during an outreach program at the Balogun Market in Lagos, Nigeria. ©Gates Archive/Nyancho NwaNri

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