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Access to care remains a critical challenge across the Global South. Learn how the Okoa Project, a non-profit which engineers creative solutions for public health, works with local communities to ensure safe, reliable medical services for all.

Innovating in Global Health: Lessons from the Frontlines


Emily Young

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Emily is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Okoa Project. She graduated from MIT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, starting The Okoa Project as a spinout of a class through MIT's D-Lab in 2016. Since then, she has led mechanical design and community operations. Her expertise is in human centered design, global product development, and mechanical systems - with strong interests in Global and Maternal Healthcare. In her free time, you can catch Emily hiking through the mountains, trying out new recipes, and painting.

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