Fighting COVID using Telehealth in Libya

Mohamed M. Aburawi | May 13, 2020

Mohamed M. Aburawi is a surgeon turned health-tech entrepreneur, currently pursuing an MPA at Harvard Kennedy School. In 2017, Mohamed founded Speetar, an AI-enabled telehealth platform. Piloted in Libya and currently being scaled across the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia, Speetar links under-served patients in low-resource settings to a global pool of cultural and language-matched medical specialist.

The National Center for Disease control tapped Speetar to report Libyan COVID-19 numbers to the world health governing agency. Speetar has also partnered with the Libyan Ministry of Health to lead contact tracing efforts across the country to reduce overall cases.