Steven Macharia

Steven Macharia

Technical Director

Steven is a specialist in applied digital health interventions driven by a deep passion to improve the quality of people's health, and zero down unwanted deaths due to preventable or curable diseases and conditions. The core of his professional experience has been accumulated in Sub-Sahara Africa and well complemented with regional and global public health informatics work. He posses graduate level (Masters degree) academic training in software engineering from University of Liverpool, UK, with a major focus on public health informatics. 

His notable achievements include leading a competent team to implement an open source electronic medical records systems in over 320 public health facilities in Kenya, establishment of a vibrant and robust community of practice built around OpenMRS in Kenya, founding the first ever professional health informatics in Kenya (www.kehia.org). Regionally and globally, he continues to work in Tanzania, Zambia, Sierraleone, Uganda, Mozambique assessing, designing, developing and implementing cutting edge digital health solutions with leading global health informatics organisations from WHO, University of Washington, PATH, RTI, GIZ, OpenMRS, OpenHIE, and many others. 

Steven envisions a world where health consumers just like bank acocunt holders, have more control and meaningfully use their health information more proactively to improve their own health, and that of others.