TED Fellow Soyapi Mumba creates technology solutions for low-resource environments.

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As Director of Public Health Informatics at Baobab Health Trust, Soyapi Mumba oversees development of electronic health surveillance and reporting systems for public hospitals in Malawi. Previously, he led the software development of Malawi's national electronic health record system which empowers low-resourced public clinics to serve large volumes of patients while following treatment guidelines and meeting reporting requirements.

Mumba is a TED Fellow and a prize winner of "Share an Idea, Save a Life" national competition for innovations in maternal, newborn and child health. His work has been featured in the book The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa.

Mumba lives in Lilongwe, Malawi, with his wife Miriam and their twin boys. He holds a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Informatics from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from University of Hertfordshire, England.

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