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

Co-Chair: Dr Unben Pillay

General Practitioner and Telehealth industry Leader

Co-Chair: Prof Fathima Paruk

Clinical & Academic HOD: Critical Care, UP, HPSCA Board Member

Mr Thulani Matsebula

Senior Health Economist, World Bank

Dr Dino Rech

Audere CEO, Digital software development group (USA/SA) Associate Adjunct Professor Vanderbilt School of Medicine.

Prof Eric Buch

Director for Colleges of Medicine of South Africa

Prof Roseanne Harris

Committee co-ordinator: Health Policy Actuary Discovery, WITS Lecturer

Dr Brad Beira

Managing Director | The Advisory Group

Jacqui Stewart

CEO | The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC

Dr Gloria Maiemela

Director Climate and Health Wits RHI

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 in South Africa and Africa.

The Africa TeleHealth Collaboration Objective

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.

This will be achieved by creating a repository of telehealth initiatives at all stages of development and across all sectors (public, NGO, educational / academic and private) via a multi stakeholder approach/engagement.

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 in South Africa and Africa. Relevant research will also be identified, encouraged and supported.

Significant advances have been made in telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and its critical to build on this momentum even as the pandemic recedes.

Key Focus Areas of the ATC

Infrastructure

Provides Implementation Support

Education & Training

Provides Best Practice Guidelines

User Perspective

Patient & Practitioner

Regulatory & Industry Affairs

Evidence Informed & Ethical

Research

Repository of Literature & Publication