Caitlin DolkartThe Mastercard Foundation 2015 - 2016
- United States of America
- MBA, Sloan School of Management
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Caitlin’s venture uses a consumer-facing mobile application to that allows patients to access verified information about high-quality healthcare providers and facilities, as well as book appointments. Healthcare providers make their schedules and locations available on the platform, so patients can schedule regular appointments, access emergency treatment, and find specialists. She is focusing on building software and hardware that improve the efficiency, quality and affordability of healthcare delivery throughout the continent.
While working for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Caitlin gained insights into solutions for the challenges of accessing healthcare throughout Africa. She observed ongoing efforts to increase the number of doctors and facilities, but little was being done to better connect the growing network of doctors with patients. With increasing mobile device penetration and improved Internet infrastructure, now is the time to introduce a technology-based solution.
Caitlin started her career in management consulting with a focus on improving the financial and operational efficiency of hospitals and health networks. After a few years, she transitioned to working in international development for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, a non-profit that aims to increase access to lifesaving diagnostics and medicines. She lived in Tanzania for a year and then relocated to Kenya where she has been based for the last several years. While in Nairobi, she led the organization’s continent-wide programs to reduce deaths from malaria.
Caitlin holds a Bachelor’s in Spanish and Medicine, Health & Society from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an MBA candidate at the Sloan School of Management.back