The Telehealth Connection

September 22nd - 2020

The Telehealth Connection programme will focus on remote connectivity and which ICTs enable Telehealth service delivery in places where there are no functioning networks.  Satellite and Cellular communications (4G, 5G, LTE), WiMax and other ICTs, as well as integrated hybrid networks are all potential solutions to provide access to sea going vessels, aircraft, vehicles, oil rigs, remote - rural villages and populations and other hard-to-reach locations.  This programme is also concerned with the software platforms that are developed and deployed to host these services. 


Youssef Jelloul, ICT Advisor for International Region West Central and North Africa, SOS Children’s Village

Youssef has close to 10 years’ experience working in complex, multi-vendor IT environments and is used to working with fast paced operations.  He has significant experience in the humanitarian field and is convinced of the ability of ICT to improve and save lives.

Dr Amit Vohra PhD MBA GAICDChair, GP2U TelehealthBusiness Transformation Lead, Australian Medical Association (WA)

Amit has over 15 years C-suite experience in the Australian Healthcare sector with deep networks across state, federal, private and the non-profit sector. He has held significant executive roles and was most recently Head of Strategy & Health Solutions at Sonic Clinical Services Pty. Ltd, a division of Sonic Healthcare.

Dreck OduorICT Officer and BioMed Technician, Medicines Sans Frontiers

Dreck is proficient in multiple connectivity areas including satellite, LAN/WAN design & support, Fiber Optic Technologies and Data Networking Implementation.  In addition to his ten years of experience with Medicin sans Frontiers he has also worked in an ICT capacity with the UN World food programme.

Raindolf OwusuFounder and Innovator, Bisa Mobile Health

Dubbed the “Mark Zuckerberg” of Accra by Forbes Africa magazine in 2012, he has received various awards such as the Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders. He was also listed in Forbes Africa under 30 Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs in 2015 and a New African Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential Africans in 2015.

He founded Bisa, which means ask in the Ghanaian language twi, a technology company focused on building mobile health and electronic health solutions to tackle problems in the delivery of healthcare in Africa. 

Stephane Chenard, Senior Analyst, Euroconsult

Stéphane has more than 25 years experience in the satellite industry. He handles numerous consulting assignments to assess the market for future satellite application and evaluate investment risk and business plans for a wide variety of clients, and is a major contributor to Eurconsult's research reports.

Jihan Zoghbi PhD, Founder and CEO, Dr. TIS / Telemedicine HealthTech

Jihan is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Computer Science, Ruby, LaTeX, Image Analysis, and Linux. Strong business development professional with a Master's degree focused in Computer Science from Universidade de São Paulo. 

David Meltzer, Secretary General, GVF

David spent 16 years at Intelsat in corporate re-structuring and regulatory roles before moving to Terrestar Networks for 5 years and then to the Humanitarian sector spending close to 13 years with the American Red Cross finishing as General Counsel and Chief International Officer.

He currently serves as Secretary General of the GVF, a global trade association for the satellite communications industry