Backtosch Mustafa is a German medical student and founder of the social startup ApplicAid. He studied medicine in Hamburg and Beirut and conducted research for his doctoral thesis at Harvard Medical School. During his time at the Machine Intelligence Lab at Harvard University, his research focused on computational epidemiology.
He is particularly concerned with addressing inequities in the health care system. His goal is to make systems more equitable for people from diverse backgrounds so that a person’s future is not determined by their past.
To this end, he founded three award-winning social organisations (focusing on health and education) while still in college and was a youth NGO representative at UNDP. His social startup ApplicAid has already been honoured by Angela Merkel, and he was named a “G20 – Young Global Changer” for his international commitment.