Nadi Nina Kaonga, MHS MS, is currently serving as the interim deputy director for HealthEnabled. She has nearly a decade of experience in global health and has worked with organizations, including Columbia University, the United Nations Foundation, UNICEF and Merck for Mothers, on digital health strategies and implementations; she teaches for the Harvard Summer Program and is also completing her doctoral (MD) studies in clinical medicine. She enjoys working in her home country of Malawi and has extensive working experience in other countries throughout the African continent.
In order for data to drive effective development at a practical level, data must exist, be accurate, accessible, and useful. Far too often, none of those requirements are met, write HealthEnabled's Nadi Nina Kaonga and writer Lauren A. Haynes in this guest column.