New colleagues joining the Health[e]Foundation team

Last week, two new colleagues started at Health[e]Foundation. We are very excited to have them on board, supporting our global health team. A short introduction:

Project Manager Daphne Elberse

Since I was first introduced to the concept of e-health during my studies in International Public Health, I have been passionate about increasing access to quality healthcare by employing digital tools. Supporting the implementation of a medical call center and telemedicine platform in Nigeria and researching the opportunity of mobile phone-delivered health insurance in Kenya confirmed to me that innovative health solutions are powerful tools to promote health and to strengthen healthcare systems globally. Therefore, I am excited and proud to join the team of Health[e]Foundation as a Project Manager and contribute to the mission to support health professionals and community workers in the world’s most vulnerable societies with digital education and information. 

Through my Master in Management, Policy-Analysis and Entrepreneurship and my work at several international organisations, including PharmAccess Foundation, the World Bank and RNW Media, I gained experience with project management and digital interventions in Nigeria, Kenya and the Netherlands. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling (recent trips: Italy, Jordan, Indonesia and Sri Lanka), reading (favorite authors: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Khaled Hosseini), exercising (tennis, running, inline skating) and meeting up with friends and family. 

Junior Project Manager Maya Homsy King

I just started as junior project manager at Health[e]Foundation. I recently obtained my Bachelor’s degree at University College Utrecht in Liberal Arts and Sciences, and am eager to gain more experience in the field of global and public health. My previous experience includes interning in Kampala, Uganda, where I worked at the Infectious Diseases Institute in the department of global health security. I am interested in the spread of infectious diseases, and am passionate about the dissemination of health information in an accessible and region-specific manner, which is why I am so happy to have the opportunity to work at Health[e]Foundation. During my time here, I will work as a junior project manager, helping to develop course modules, and learn the ins and outs of ongoing projects. In my free time I like to run, swim in rivers, pools and oceans, and read novels.