Gontse Ramela shares her eHealth insights on local radio
On 2 March, Gontse Ramela, an Acfee intern, had the opportunity to talk about eHealth and its role in strengthening healthcare systems in an interview with JOZI FM, a local radio channel in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Gontse’s young, enthusiastic, ambitious and motivated. She’s passionate about opportunities that eHealth offer to promote health and prevent diseases. Having completed her Foundation Programme in Public Health in 2013, and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Public Heath with Criminology in 2016 at her elective at the University of Monash South Africa, she joined Acfee in 2017.
In her interview, Gontse discussed the potential of eHealth and its impact on patients. She explained that eHealth’s more than just health ICT. It’s about promoting and strengthening health systems, and stretches across people as users and patients and people in communities who benefit, changing healthcare’s clinical and working practices and improving the way healthcare organisations work together to improve their combined endeavours.
She went on to say that “eHealth helps to improve the quality of healthcare. The advances have allowed both patients and medical professionals to gain access to a variety of resources to improve people’s health and make healthcare more efficient and cost effective.”
eHealth empowers patients to take an active role in their treatment, allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of their conditions and how to effectively manage them. It’s an exciting time for healthcare and eHealth has almost endless possibilities to help improve health and healthcare in Africa. Acfees’ delighted that Gontse will help to move it ahead.