eHealth to Strengthen Delivery of Care for Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa
- December 2016
- 84 pages
- Frost & Sullivan
This study aims to analyse the eHealth market in Africa and its application in the mitigation of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The major focus is on market trends (mHealth, wearables, and video telemedicine) and regional trends (Southern Africa, East Africa, West Africa, North Africa, and Indian Ocean Islands), focusing on the main competitors in each region. The major NCDs include various types of cancer, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular diseases. Mental health diseases are also noticeably growing in the continent.
Africa’s healthcare systems continue to struggle to adequately cater to the growing population, worsened by a high incidence of poverty in most parts. Low-resource communities bear the brunt of NCDs, as treatment is often costly. This then results in an increase in premature deaths as several individuals go untreated either due to lack of finances or late detection.
However, as the economic growth rate is on an upward trajectory in many nations, the need for the improvement of healthcare facilities, IT systems, and infrastructure becomes more apparent. As the populations become more economically enabled, changes in lifestyle begin to be noticed. Smoking, excessive drinking, physical inactivity, and excessive salt/sodium intake are some of the negative lifestyle activities associated with prosperous and prospering nations, and NCDs.
Also, the disease burden continues to increase for both communicable and non-communicable diseases, requiring new technology to manage populations. This study looks at the market leaders in each African region and how East Africa is leading the revolution as well as Southern Africa, with a focus on mHealth, wearables, and video telemedicine. These regions are led by Kenya and South Africa, respectively. The disease categories in this study are cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes, and respiratory—the 4 largest NCD classes, responsible for over 80% of the NCD deaths around the globe. The main drivers and restraints of the market are highlighted in this study along with cross-country healthcare and IT trends. It proposes the growth opportunities available for companies and other eHealth stakeholders in implementing and improving eHealth in Africa as well as future perspectives.
Key Questions This Study Will Answer
- Why is eHealth important for Africa?
- What are the main eHealth markets, segments, and regions?
- What are the main drivers and restraints for the eHealth market in Africa?
- What are the utilities of eHealth in mitigating non-communicable diseases in Africa?
- What are the growth opportunities in the African eHealth markets?
- Which key companies are set to lead the market for eHealth?
Scope and Segmentation
Key Questions This Study Will Answer
Executive Summary—Key Companies to Watch
Executive Summary—3 Big Predictions
2.Drivers and Restraints—Total eHealth Market
Drivers and Restraints—Total eHealth Market
3.Comparative Analysis—Socio-economic Indicators
Comparative Analysis—Socio-economic Indicators
Comparative Analysis—Population Growth
Comparative Analysis—Life Expectancy
Comparative Analysis—Rural Population
4.Comparative Analysis—Health Indicators
Comparative Analysis—Health Indicators
Comparative Analysis—Health Expenditure
Comparative Analysis—NCD Mortality
Comparative Analysis—Diabetes Prevalence
5.Comparative Analysis—Technology Indicators
Comparative Analysis—Technology Indicators
Comparative Analysis—Percentage of Individuals Using the Internet
Comparative Analysis—Mobile Cellular Subscriptions
Comparative Analysis—Active Mobile-broadband Subscriptions
6.eHealth Regulation and Policy
eHealth Regulation and Policy
eHealth Strategy—South Africa
7.eHealth Market Analysis
eHealth Market Analysis
eHealth Global Market Perspective
eHealth Market Value Chain
eHealth Business Models
Benefits of eHealth
8.mHealth Segment Analysis
mHealth Segment Analysis
mHealth Segment Analysis—Southern Africa
mHealth Segment Analysis—East Africa
mHealth Segment Analysis—West Africa
mHealth Segment Analysis—North Africa
mHealth Segment Analysis—Indian Ocean Islands
9.Video Telemedicine Segment Analysis
Video Telemedicine Segment Analysis
Video Telemedicine Overview
Video Telemedicine Segment Analysis—Southern Africa
Video Telemedicine Segment Analysis—East Africa
Video Telemedicine Segment Analysis—West Africa
Video Telemedicine Segment Analysis—North Africa
Video Telemedicine Segment Analysis—Indian Ocean Islands
10.Key Companies to Watch
Key Companies to Watch
Companies to Watch
Growth Opportunity 1—Public-Private Collaboration
Growth Opportunity 2—Training and Development
Growth Opportunity 3—Regulations
Growth Opportunity 4—Interoperability
Growth Opportunity 5—Privacy and Security
Strategic Imperatives for eHealth Service Providers
eHealth Current Status and Future Outlook
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