AitaHealth: Video Story on CNN

Casper Strydom  |  3 May 2017

AitaHealth has been recognised globally for its impact locally.

(CNN) South Africa struggles with just 200,000 healthcare workers for a population of 54 million, which means its doctor to patient ratio is one to 270. With long queues and few hospitals, the people who are most in need of medical aid do not necessarily have access to it.

But one app is trying to help solve that. AitaHealth trains community health workers who offer counseling and home treatment, focusing on preventive care.

“We’ve developed a solution that allows our community healthcare workers to visit clients on a household level or school or workplace,” AitaHealth’s CEO, Jacques de Vos, told CNN.

View the full video story on CNN here.