Patrícia Mechael, PhD


Dr. Patricia (Patty) Mechael is co-founder and policy lead at HealthEnabled, a South African based non-profit focused on nationally scaled integrated digital health systems. With over 20 years working in more than 40 countries, Patty is celebrated for her roles as thought leader, writer, researcher, professor and executive director of the mHealth Alliance and executive vice president of the Personal Connected Health Alliance. She currently leads the Global Digital Health Index and Maturity Model and advises on digital health and immunization with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance as well as efforts to promote responsible artificial intelligence (AI) and the effective use of ICTs for the prevention and mitigation of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Dr. Mechael has a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Masters in Health Science from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.