Supported by

International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth


University of Cape Town


University of Cape Town SPHFM


Nearly half of the world’s population still lacks access to essential health services and Africa is the most affected continent. Fewer than 50% of Africans have access to modern health facilities. Many African countries spend less than 10% of their GDP on health care and there is a great shortage of trained health care professionals.

There is no doubt that Telehealth could play a big role in supporting the current healthcare systems and improve this situation:

  • Telehealth has the potential to overcome shortages of healthcare professionals by increasing access to specialists in bigger and better equipped medical centres, hospitals and academic institutions
  • It can help to reach inaccessible rural areas where patients often have to walk long distances or catch multiple forms of transport before they reach any clinics
  • Implementation of Telehealth solution in educating the healthcare workforce
  • Access to international expertise and enable communication between doctors across continents
  • Monitoring and treatment of high infection diseases
  • Promotion and education to the population of basic healthcare best practises

There are however many technical and non-technical challenges in Telehealth implementations that have to be overcome

  • Lack of infrastructure to host Telemedicine projects (even limited Internet access)
  • Government policies
  • Ethical issues (like the concerns over patient privacy in Telemedicine)
  • Lack of funding and partnerships

This webinar will cover Telehealth Development & Regulation in four African countries: Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt. Our experts will give an overview of the current landscape plus highlight their specific country needs and business opportunities for solution providers

Our international panel of telehealth experts includes:

KENYA, EGYPT, NIGERIA - 25th June 2020

Raphael Akangbe

Raphael Akangbe


Health Informatics and Information Manager
Lagos State Ministry of Health, Nigeria

Olajide Joseph Adebola

Olajide Joseph Adebola


President
Society for Telemedicine and eHealth in Nigeria

Dr. Ahmed Safwat Mitwalli Elassal

Dr. Ahmed Safwat Mitwalli Elassal


Board Member
Egyptian General Authority of Healthcare Egypt

Yaya Mbaoua

Yaya Mbaoua


CEO
Zencey & Mbaoua Group

Kamau Onesmus

Kamau Onesmus


Head Division of Health Informatics and Digital Health
MOH in Kenya,

SOUTH AFRICA - 29th June 2020

Prof. Rosemary Foster

Prof. Rosemary Foster


Senior technical advisor with the Centre for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology & Research (CIDER)
University of Cape Town,South Africa

Dr. Jill Fortuin

Dr. Jill Fortuin


Senior Lecturer
University of Cape Town

Dr Moretlo Molefi

Dr Moretlo Molefi


Managing Director
Telemedicine Africa Pty

Dr Michael Mol

Dr Michael Mol


Head
Hello Doctor

Dr Rajeev Rao Eashwari

Dr Rajeev Rao Eashwari


Director eHealth
Gauteng Department of Health

Ana Ednres

Ana Ednres


Head of Strategic Health Services
Discovery Health