About Us

About HealthEnabled

The historical and often unintentional exclusion of vulnerable populations based on gender, race, age, language, and poverty level in the design, development, and policy-making process of digital technologies is leading to negative effects on health and wellbeing. The increased adoption of AI exacerbates these divides and highlights the need for an inclusive public health approach to digital transformation.

health.enabled designs with intention to harness the benefits of digital technology and anticipate, prevent, and mitigate unintentional harms to health and wellbeing. As a women-led diverse and inclusive organization, we leverage our public health, software development, and engineering expertise to deliver impact. We employ specific enablers that are designed to increase equity by systematically addressing human rights issues that are disproportionately harming women and young people.

Mobilizing Leadership: We collaborate with over 200 global partners for thought leadership and collective action to build global goods and global guidance for better health and responsible technology in areas such as Child Protection, Digital Determinants of Health, Digital Self-care, Immunization, and Prevention and Response to Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

Developing Strategies: We co-design gender-intentional national and sub-national digital health strategies and blueprints in Cambodia, Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, and Papua New Guinea and organizational digital health and data strategies with institutions ranging from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, PSI, and Johnson & Johnson.

Building Global Goods: We steward the development and implementation of global goods including the Global Digital Health Monitor in collaboration with the World Health Organization and other digital health knowledge products, resources and guidelines.

Measuring Impact: We evaluate the effects of digital technology and data on health and wellbeing through a gender-intentional research approach and translate evidence into policy and practice in collaboration with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Global Fund, UNICEF, national governments and research partners in Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Uganda.