eHealth Africa, a non-profit organization that designs and implements digital health solutions in West Africa is leveraging on Amazon Web Services, AWS, cloud’s expertise which is designed to support every stage of their business in order to increase their chances of continuing their mission.
AWS has been working with health care providers in Africa to innovate, build new products and services and launch new applications.
“As a small team and self-funded startup, we needed to move fast and couldn’t afford to waste development resources on infrastructure maintenance. AWS has so far offered managed solutions of almost everything we need. We are continuously surprised how well AWS services can work together, compared to having more infrastructure, as a service provider. Services which would normally require manual installation, maintenance and configuration are now easily set up on the console, “said Kobus Smit, CEO and founder of eHealth Africa.
Enterprises of larger scales typically have the budget for sophisticated technologies to streamline their business processes and expand their technological advantage. Cloud computing however enables the smallest of businesses to effortlessly access the reliable power of this innovative technology and rapidly grow.
Leveraging the right solutions and services enables companies such as eHealth to experiment with technologies that may otherwise be out of reach and expand their operations into the communities they target.
For eHealth Africa AWSprovides unrivalled levels of security, data protection, and compliance which is paramount to us as an organization that processes and stores large volumes of client data – bringing stakeholders peace of mind that their data is secure across all our digital platforms.
In addition to leveraging AWS services such as Amazom ECS Fargate for its backend coupled with Amazon Lambda, the arrival of the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region allows the company to deliver an enhanced service to its clients with reduced latency, ease of localised deployment, and simplifies their data protection requirements.
This has produced an ideal synergy of information technology and logistics and is the reason why a major objective of eHealth Africa has always been to host on and benefit from the use of AWS products.
To balance the need to protect health care data with the desire to innovate quickly, companies such as e-Health Africa look to embrace hybrid IT solutions that maintain control over existing network environments while using cloud technology to extend their services to underserved communities with tools to lead healthier lives.
AWS will therefore remain firmly on track to enhance eHealth’s capabilities and ensure they keep pace with the digital transformation that is a necessity for the growth of businesses across the continent.