Executive Director & Co-Founder, eHealth Africa
Adam Thompson is the Executive Director and CEO of EHA Clinics.
As Executive Director, Adam provides executive management for the entire organization. Adam leverages his expertise in global health and informatics to strategically innovate and lead eHA’s business development, research, private sector engagement, and health information technology initiatives. Furthermore, he heads eHA’s country offices in Nigeria and eHA’s Global Health Informatics Teams, which is inclusive of GIS, Software, and IT Systems.
During the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak, Adam rapidly built emergency response teams consisting of 300+ staff across Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea in under two months. Furthermore, with less than one week’s notice, he createdan Ebola response team in Lagos, Nigeria. Adam spearheaded the CDC’s Ebola vaccine trial program in Sierra Leone, which was conceived, designed, and operational in under two months. Over the course of just one year, the Vaccine Direct Delivery program that Adam developed in Nigeria decreased stock outs of vaccines and related commodities from the extremely high rate of over 90% to an impressive 10%.
Prior to founding eHA, Adam served as the Associate Director for Programs and Instruction for the Global Information Internship Program (GIIP) at the Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. He holds a BSc in Information Systems and Technology Management from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
eHealth Africa has supported research into new and innovative sickle cell diagnostics. In addition they developed mobile platforms to securely collect patient information for improved management, follow-up and continued care.