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Kate Otto

Founder, Everyday Ambassador
Consultant, The World Bank

Expertise: Public Health & MedicineMobile Tech & ICT4Development; Writing


I'm a global health consultant who has worked in Indonesia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique and Haiti leading health innovation initiatives for The World Bank, USAID, and various grassroots organizations. I have designed, deployed, and researched mobile phone-based technologies to improve health service delivery in areas of HIV/AIDS care, substance use disorder, maternal and child health and nutrition. I'm also the author of "Everyday Ambassador: Creating Connections that Last in a Digitally Distracted World",  a 21st-century guide to positive, thoughtful social change, recently acquired by a division of Simon & Schuster. I'm a frequent public speaker and media writer, including a TEDx talk in 2012 and writing for The Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor and on the website I founded in 2012, www.EverydayAmbassador.org.