Yuval is a Director at the African Centre for eHealth Excellence (Acfee). He specializes in the conception and development of eHealth services. He has experience working on targeted eHealth applications, including leading the development of a commercial suite of eHealth services, and working internationally for the European Space Agency on numerous projects in the Integrated Applications Promotion programme.
Yuval initially joined tinTree International eHealth in 2012 and has since been involved in a number of African projects. Recent activity includes support to the Botswana Ministry of Health to revise key aspects of their eHealth Strategy and support for developing tinTree's eHealth and mHealth impact assessment methodolgy.
During his time with ESA he had specific deep responsibilities on the the satellite-enhanced eHealth and telemedicine for sub-Saharan Africa (eHSA) programme and it's studies evaluating eHealth development, fertility and readiness across 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. On completion with his contract with ESA he joined the tinTree team to support their eHealth work, specifically focusing on maintaining and developing tinTree's eHealth regulation model and eHealth readiness indeces.
Yuval has a highly inter-disciplinary scientific and engineering background, and focuses on integrated applications and solutions using a wide range of methodologies and infrastructure, including space-based assets. He has worked on numerous projects in the fields of eHealth, disaster response/relief, public health, natural resource management, mobile asset tracking, and many others.
Yuval has a wealth of diverse experiences that provide gim with a unique and valuable design and assessment perspective. In addition to his interest in health ICT, Yuval has a keen interest in human performance in extreme environments, such as high altitude and space. He has worked as a systems engineer on a successful balloon-sat project, and is involved in the design of a proposed Mars analogue and habitat. He has worked as a forest firefighter and urban firefighter and an inshore rescue specialist with the Canadian Coast Guard.
Yuval graduated from McMaster University in 2009 with an honors B.Sc. in Earth and Environmental Sciences, with a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS). In 2010 he earned his M.Sc. in Space Management from the International Space University.