Maeghan Orton


Maeghan Orton has a mind for business, a passion for people and a mission to bring innovative technologies to bear on health system challenges. As a business student at the University of Waterloo, she lived in Uganda and worked with HIV-positive women to create a micro-credit & health program. With these women, she first experienced the strength in unity of a community working together for change. Maeghan later received an MSc in international Health from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and became enthralled with appropriate technology in global health. She has over eleven years of experience in the financial & international development sectors, specializing in digital technology for maternal and child health. Maeghan always travels with rock climbing shoes and a small coffee maker, evidence of her two major addictions. She manages the Digital Health Atlas for the World Health Organization from a base in Nairobi.

WHO – Digital Atlas