Research project launched into telemedicine and HIV/Aids management in South Africa

How effective is telemedicine as a differentiated service delivery model for the prevention of HIV/Aids in South Africa? This is the question to be addressed by a PhD researcher at Stellenbosch University’s Africa Centre for HIV/Aids Management, Rudi de Koker. “Globally, there is a goal of ‘ending’ HIV/Aids by 2030,” he points out to Engineering News. “This will need the use of different service delivery models. One of these could be telemedicine. Frankly, our expectation is that telemedicine will indeed be valuable, but could it do more? How big a role could it, should it, play?”

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