Dr.Sabine Kapasi

Global strategy lead at United Nations Emergency Response-UNDAC

Dr. Sabine Kapasi is a gynecologist and Global strategy lead at United Nations Emergency Response-UNDAC.

She has worked with several healthcare businesses and projects in the public and private sectors. She has studied medicine at Manipal University and data strategy at The Wharton School, HBS, and Stern NYU. She advises the government of 5 states on health policy, the office of the PS health GOI, and the US department of state. She has worked on pricing models of Obama Care and incepted and helped design Ayushman Bharat. She has worked in 68 countries and teach courses at HKS NUS and INSEAD.

She had experience of working with UNDAC, as part of the pre first responders’ team, she worked in several crisis areas, she standardized governance interventions, and mapping connections of supply lines of food, defense, and healthcare with loss of help from on ground intelligence assets, negotiate safe passage for the movement of essential supplies in the conflict as well as calamity regions. Coordinating with the ground team and doing research on origin of conflict and crisis aroused out of it, help Involved organizations and countries to resolve the conflict and emergency situations. She extensively worked in conflict regions of DRC, Lima, Venezuela, Busan, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Poland, Estonia, Kazakhstan, etc.

She is working with Access Health International on developing the largest healthcare pilot in the GOI. Focus areas of these pilots are the creation of a unified digital platform to feed, collect and analyze healthcare data from the point of care, mass diabetes and anemia surveillance, integration of nanotechnology for the prevention of anemia. The project aims to screen 20 crore people with comprehensive insurance coverage. This pilot will be a cornerstone in the upskilling of frontline health workers.

She is working with health-tech start-ups ranging from remote monitoring solutions, brain mapping, TPA, AI based vision screening for cataract, AI based simulation training and assessment of medical students, cancer screening with a blood test to nanotech-based innovative face shields and helping them to position their products in the healthcare industry and streamline innovations into the healthcare system.

Her work in health governance strategy and guiding industry practice is well regarded in the pharma and medical device sectors. She is also an Atal mentor of Change; here she is mentoring budding design thinkers and entrepreneurs.

She is really excited about her work with emerging technologies in healthcare, health tech, health services, health financing, and several areas of health education, so overall, all different areas of health sector development and movement towards self-reliance, readiness, responsiveness, and sustainability. She believes that technology integration is the key to making the healthcare system more responsive and economical.