Mohammed Dalwai

Co-Founder and Director, Open Medicine Project

Focus Area: Healthcare

Mohammed Dalwai is the Co-Founder and Director of The Open Medicine Project. Mohammed holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Stellenbosch. He completed his Community Service in the rural Manguzi community in the Maputaland region of the KwaZulu-Natal province. He then joined Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders as an ER doctor in countries including Pakistan, Libya, and Syria. In 2012, the Mail & Guardian recognized Mohammed as one of South Africa’s top 200 young and most interesting people for his groundbreaking work around the South African triage score and its global implementation. In 2012 he co-founded The Open Medicine Project, a nonprofit aimed at capacitating healthcare workers in the developing world using mobile technology. Their EM guidance app has been downloaded in more than 145 countries and is used by more than 7,000 health workers worldwide. Mohammed is currently pursuing a PhD in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cape Town.

The Open Medicine Project aims to improve healthcare professionals’ clinical decision-making in order to ensure better patient outcomes. The Open Medicine Project has developed innovative mobile applications covering emergency, HIV, tuberculosis, and primary healthcare which are used by more than 100,000 health workers in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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