Mohamed Aburawi

Health | Libya

2020 New Voices Fellow


Mohamed is a Libyan doctor working to address systemic healthcare shortcomings in low resource settings. In 2011, when the Libyan Civil War broke out in his final year of medical school, he rallied volunteers to offer frontline surgical care to civilians fleeing battle zones. His focus on rebuilding and transforming healthcare systems lead him to found Speetar, a disruptive telehealth platform awarded by Harvard and supported by MIT Sandbox, linking under-served populations to culture and language-matched specialists.. As a New Aspen Voices Fellow, Mohamed will continue to explore the importance of innovation to break down economic, social, and geographic barriers that too often limit the options patients have when seeking quality medical care across Libya and throughout Africa and Middle East.