Vula in 2017: growth, research and new specialities

A few of the highlights from the past year at Vula. Things have come a long way from our initial launch in July 2014. Double the users... The number of health workers registered on Vula more than doubled from 1,775 at the beginning of January 2017, to more than 3,600 a year later. In November [...]

January 30th, 2018|Vula|0 Comments

The speed of change: from years to minutes for a specialist opinion

2005: I was working a community service doctor at Madwaleni Hospital, in deep rural Eastern Cape. “Madwaleni is a 2-hour, good-weather drive from Umtata on patchy dirt roads. The Mbashe district is the birthplace of former President Nelson Mandela, who still maintains a home there, and of current president Thabo Mbeki, whose mother still lives [...]

July 21st, 2016|Vula|0 Comments