Sharon Allen

Providing sustainable medical expertise to vulnerable communities all over the world. An enormous portion of the world does not have access to proper healthcare.

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Conversation Date: 02/24/2021

We will talk with Sharon Allen, the co-founder of World Telehealth Initiative about their mission to provide sustainable medical expertise to the world’s most vulnerable communities to build local capacity and deliver core health services, through a network of volunteer health care professionals supported with state-of-the-art technology.

Sharon Allen

Sharon Allen is the co-founder and Executive Director of World Telehealth Initiative (WTI). As a recognized leader in international philanthropic telehealth, Sharon is often invited to speak at notable conferences, including American Telehealth Association, White House Telehealth Innovation Summit, Magee Women’s Research Summit, Telehealth Innovator’s Forum, AAFP Global Health Summit, and more. 

She has traveled extensively to understand the needs of low-resourced healthcare clinics and hospitals worldwide. Under her leadership, WTI has developed an innovative model that leverages remote philanthropic physicians to provide medical expertise via telehealth. Since its founding in 2017, WTI has established remote specialist care and training to onsite providers in 16 under-served communities throughout the world. 

Sharon has been selected to serve on the World Health Organization Digital Health Board of Advisor’s Roster of Experts.


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