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Seeking Knowledge from Chaos with Tigest Tamrat of WHO

February 2, 2022

When it comes to health, there are few people who are tasked with answering the Big Questions: what's actually working? Where is the evidence? And how do we get it to scale? Today we talk with Tigest Tamrat, a technical officer at the World Health Organization (WHO), whose job it is to find answers to incredibly hard, ambiguous questions. She's co-authored some of the most essential reading in digital health - including the WHO's Recommendations on Digital Interventions for Health Systems Strengthening, as well as the mHealth Assessment and Planning for Scale Toolkit (MAPS).

 

Tigest gives us a window into the stakeholders, the tensions, and the worries that go on behind the scenes, when you're working on health policy at a global scale. In the second half of the episode, we learn how Tigest stumbled into her work with WHO. Lastly, she shares her hopes for Ethiopia, the country where she was born, and how social enterprises can help Ethiopians lift themselves up.

 

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