The aim is to create functional synergy by encouraging and facilitating knowledge and resource sharing between the initiatives in order to overcome the common barriers to telehealth adoption begining in South Africa and extending into the rest of the continent.


To facilitate a broad-based approach towards encouraging the further development and enhancement of telehealth in the South African and African healthcare ecosystems with a focus on enhancing access, cost effectiveness and improved quality of care, particularly in resource poor / underserved communities to create an inclusive healthcare system in line with the objectives of Universal Health Coverage.

The ATC is a Voluntary association led by a a committee consisting of leading experts across various areas of the healthcare industry to effectively identify barriers, progress and define new approaches to telehealth access for all South Africans.

Resources and Publications:

Digital & Telehealth Manifesto

A Smart Solution for Health Equity and Systems Strengthening The Smart Health Summit, held on the 1st and 2nd of June, brought together industry leaders and key stakeholders who share [...]

Telehealth Overview

Executive summary The use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve patients' health status is becoming more common in the South African Healthcare [...]

Virtual / telehealth consultation checklist

Virtual consultations offered by health care professionals within the scope of their practices in the form of telehealth and telemedicine are an emerging form of primary, secondary, and rehabilitative healthcare [...]