On May 30th, Dimagi Field Manager Saijai Liangpunsakul gave a Tedx talk at TedxAmRing in Vienna, Austria. In the talk, titled “My mHealth journey: How technology and empathy can change lives,” Saijai talked about her journey that brought her to Dimagi, and her experience implementing mHealth solutions in Thailand and India. Saijai’s presentation was one of nine other presentations at the event, with other speakers including fashion icon Vivenne Westwood and musical artist Conchita Wurst. Congratulations Saijai!
About Saijai: Saijai Liangpunsakul grew up in a small town in the south of Thailand, believing that technology with empathy can change lives. Her passion to empower lives using mobile technology led her to improve communal health and connect villagers with health services, all while using open source applications that could be shared easily and freely within a community. As a Dimagi Field Manager she has worked with Community Health Workers in Thailand, Zambia, Laos, Nepal and India to design open source mobile solutions to help patients struggling with HIV, birth control issues, local widespread diseases, and to improve healthcare access. Liangpunsakul was awarded the People’s Choice Award at the USAID Bangkok Mobile Solutions Forum for her proposal on using mobile application to tackle dengue outbreak in Thailand.
About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)