SATMA Mission Statement

The mission of the South African Telemedicine Association is to promote and advance telemedicine and associated fields in South Africa through advocacy, co-operation, training, and research by bringing together people from the private and public sectors, industry and academia to share experience and expertise. This will be achieved via the following:
  • Engaging government and educating the public about telemedicine.
  •  By actively working with Governmental Departments and NGO’s to eliminate barriers to the use of telemedicine and facilitate private public partnerships.
  • Foster networking and collaboration among allied interests in medicine and technology.
  • Assist with topics relevant to the advancement and application of telemedicine within specific areas.
  • Promoting research, innovation and education
  • Fostering academic research is critical to the growth of telemedicine.
  • Formation and publication of guidelines and standards.
  • Creating consumer awareness and support