These Are Our Partners

There is no way we could do what we do alone.We strategically partner with telecom companies and vital organizations within countries’ health systems to build our networks efficiently, and with scale. Ghana Since 2008, we have been working alongside the Ghana Medical Association as cofounders of the MDNet program. The GMA is at the center...

Team

Before leading Switchboard, Eric was the Executive Vice President, COO & Co-Founder of EconoMEDics, a medical device start-up that designed a rugged, low-cost, power-generating pulse oximeter for the developing world. With a degree in Bioengineering from UC San Diego and a term as an engineering Project Manager at the medical device company DJO, Eric is...

Support

Health System Partners Ghana Ghana Medical Association (GMA) Ghana Ministry of Health Ghana Health Service Ghana Medical and Dental Council Liberia Liberia Medical & Dental Association (LMDA) Liberia Medical & Dental Council Liberian Ministry of Health & Social Welfare Tanzania Tanzania Ministry of Health & Social Welfare (MOHSW) Medical Association of Tanzania (MAT)

Need

Due to resource constraints in most African countries, very small numbers of health workers care for large populations. While there is one doctor for every 457 people in the United States, a doctor in Tanzania is responsible for more than 18,000 people. With doctor shortages, nurses or clinical officers are often left alone to serve...

Contact

Interested in joining our team? We’re always on the lookout for passionate software developers, mobile health experts, PR gurus, and web designers. Local San Francisco talent is preferred. Send a resume to

MDNet

MDNet is a nationwide network of health professionals in developing countries, utilizing even the most basic mobile phones. Program Health professionals better collaborate when they can communicate freely, find others for support, and interact with their government. So, we’ve built three components with MDNet. Results Nearly 100% of physicians working in Ghana and Liberia are...

Donate

The team here at Switchboard wants to thank you for helping us kickstart something big. As you read this now, we’re building the developing world’s largest network of health workers in Tanzania, improving patient care for nearly 45 million people. We’ve already enabled over 4 million free calls between doctors in Ghana and Liberia, allowing...