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Title: Africa Telemedicine Future Outlook and opportunities: Ken Research


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Africa Telemedicine Future Outlook and
opportunities Ken Research
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What is the Current Scenario of Healthcare in
Africa? Albeit recent improvements in the
countrys health care services the health of
large proportion of Africans is still not at par.
Sub-Saharan Africa is home of of the global
population however, it carries of the worlds
disease burden. The continent is deprived of
basic healthcare conditions which could be
justified by the basic indicators of health such
as high child and maternal mortality rates, low
birth weights of the children, and poor
sanitation and healthcare access.
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  • Moreover, Africa has only physicians per 1,000
    people as of 2014 despite of the presence of
    widespread communicable diseases. These problems
    are combined with lack of high quality network
    infrastructure, which also eliminates the
    possibility of better healthcare opportunities
    with the help of telemedicine. Most African
    countries have poor broadband and internet
    infrastructure which is critical for the roll out
    of telediagnosis, teleconsultation, teletreatment
    and telemonitoring through teleclinics. The
    countries are in urgent need for upgradation of
    information and communication (ICT) tools to
    improve the digital environment and enable the
    feasibility of electronic healthcare. Some
    countries such as South Africa and Ethiopia have
    made significant progress in their ICT
    infrastructure whereas countries such as Burkina
    Faso and Nigeria have been slow in implementing
    changes due to lack of political will.
  • Over that, installing equipment for facilitating
    e-diagnosis requires heavy investment, which
    surfaces as a hindrance for companies to venture
    into this space. Moreover, healthcare
    professionals dont prefer to take the risk of
    utilizing substandard medical instruments for the
    same, as it could lead to misdiagnosis through
    unclear images and even lead to malpractice
    suits.

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Telemedicine So Far Government of Kenya launched
its first phase of the National Telemedicine
Initiative in year 2013, which aims to improve
access to better healthcare for economically
challenged people and people living in rural
regions of the country. The telemedicine program
is planned to provide a platform that will be
capable to help patients and healthcare providers
residing in rural areas to have interaction with
healthcare experts at Kenyas main referral
hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) with
the help of videoconferencing. The initiative is
a partnership project of Kenyas Ministry of
Health and German pharmaceutical company Merck
Group. The telemedicine initiative will link KNH
to the Machakos Level Five Hospital located in
the eastern parts of the country. What are the
Some of the E-Health Projects in South
Africa? Teledermatology This particular project
makes use of simple and cheap store and forward
technology to transmit patient images
electronically to a specialist for diagnosis and
treatment. Currently in pilot stage, the project
utilizes email to enhance dermatological care in
relatively rural areas of South Africa.
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  • Teleradiology
  • The Pretoria Academic Hospital (PAH) is a
    tertiary institution serving people residing in
    Mpumulanga and nearby regions is considered as
    final referral center for neurological problems.
    The hospital has team of specialists who are
    experienced and expert in preventing damages,
    permanent disabilities and other sequelae after
    precipitating event (stroke, motor vehicle
    accident, etc).
  • Mindset Health Channel
  • Mindset Health Channel was launched in year 2003
    with the partnership between the National
    Department of Health (DoH), Mindset and Sentech.
    The channel was started with an aim to implement
    a satellite broadcast channel to spread medical
    knowledge about HIV/AIDS to healthcare workers
    across healthcare facilities in the nation.
  • Primary Health Care Telemedicine Workstation
  • In 2004, South African Medical Research Council
    (MRC) and Stellenbosch University collaborated on
    a project to develop workstations equipped with
    panel of devices, software and computer interface
    for medical practice and video conferencing in a
    workstation.

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SOUTH AFRICA / CHINA BILATERAL AGREEMENT South
Africa and China have signed several bilateral
agreements in the field of healthcare in the last
couple of decades to explore healthcare
opportunities among various other aims. As a
result, South African telemedicine companies have
benefited significantly. For instance,
Telemedicine Africa, South Africa based
telemedicine products company, has been working
with Yunnan SUNPA Image Tel Tech Co., LTD
(SUNPA), China based telemedicine products
company on research projects since 2003, as part
of the South Africa-China science and technology
bilateral agreement on technology
transfer. RAPID DEPLOYMENT FIELD HOSPITAL /
MOBILE PATHLAB eHealth Research and Innovation
Platform Division of South Africa government
designed specialized shipping containers under
the Mobile Pathlab program that can be used in
remote locations and harsh conditions for
diagnostics purposes.
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Key Factors Considered in the Report Comprehensive
analysis of Africa E-Health space with new
ventures in the space Identified major
developments in last few years and assessed the
future growth of the industry Government
initiatives taken to stimulate the growth of the
market along with future government plans to
improve the health conditions in the country
through electronic medium mHealth Opportunity
Uganda Nigeria Telemedicine Market Telemedicine
Market Growth Telemedicine Adoption
Africa Telemedicine Centers in Africa Telemedicine
Technology Africa Telepathology Industry
Overview Bostwana Telemedicine Challenges Healthca
re Delivery Model ehealth Africa Rural
Implementation Telemedicine Africa
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For more information about the publication, refer
to below link https//www.kenresearch.com/healthc
are/general-healthcare/africa-ehealth-market-resea
rch-report/77813-91.html Related
Reports https//www.kenresearch.com/healthcare/ge
neral-healthcare/india-online-healthcare-services-
market-report/3568-91.html https//www.kenresearc
h.com/technology-and-telecom/telecommunications-an
d-networking/global-digital-economy-the-crucial-ro
le-of-e-health-e-government-e-education/905-105.ht
ml https//www.kenresearch.com/healthcare/general
-healthcare/india-online-healthcare-products-marke
t-research-report/652-91.html
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Contact Us Ken Research Ankur Gupta, Head
Marketing Communications Ankur_at_kenresearch.com
91-9015378249
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