Making qualified medical expertise accessible anywhere in the world

Communities with weak healthcare systems not only face a lack of pharmaceutical and technical infrastructures, they are also weighed down by the effects of a medical expert brain drain. The country of  Liberia has one medical doctor per 100,000 inhabitants – a major problem when it comes to providing quick and efficient medical relief.

One World Doctors enables medical specialists to offer their expertise to those in need anytime, from anywhere in the world – a Médecins Sans Frontières from home.

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Medical specialists are invited to sign up to One World Doctors and review cases in their field of expertise. For example, a difficult to interpret laboratory result may be uploaded by medical staff in an epidemic region. The global network of accredited doctors and specialists can access the lab data and provide crowdsourced advice to the staff on the ground – improving the medical care infrastructure in the underserved region.

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One World Doctors is all about safe transmission of case data and laboratory results (such as ELISA, qRT-PCR, blood tests). The platform also allows for the collection of metadata from patient samples, which will facilitate prevention of the spread of diseases and pandemics.

The following video summarizes the principle of the One World initiative:


Dr. Janko Brand

Janko is a biochemist with experience in infection biology and pain sensation. He guides the team of experts and works towards creating strategic partnerships. With a PhD in biochemistry, he is the author of several peer-reviewed research articles and patents. LinkedInResearchGate

Tom Bley

Tom is a business generalist with a passion for social impact. He supports business and product development activities, relying on six years of corporate experience in IT project management, applied research and consulting. Tom holds an Australian MS in eCommerce and a German Diplom degree in business administration. Linkedin

Dr. Alexander Baltz

Alexander is a scientist with experience in molecular biology and biochemistry. He is driving customer outreach and building the network of medical experts. With a PhD in biology, he has previously worked at at Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine and at New York University. ResearchGate


Dr. Jan Peter Böttcher

Dr. Jan Peter Böttcher is the specialist for biological threats and special pathogens at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. He has worked on an Ebola diagnostic mission in the European Mobile Laboratory. He holds a PhD in infection biology and a MSc in international health.

Dr. Christian Althaus

Dr. Christian Althaus is the head of the Immuno-Epidemiology Research Group at the University of Bern, focusing on the dynamics of viruses, emerging infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance.

Dr. Sebastian Banhart

Dr. Sebastian Banhart is an infection specialist and author of several peer-reviewed research articles on ResearchGate.

Jürgen Schiller

Jürgen is an expert in IT security data privacy. He holds a MS in mobile communications and has gathered five years of experience as a senior IT security consultant for Fortune 500 companies on five continents. LinkedIn


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