Vula opens a new way
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟮𝟲 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.
It was a small little smartphone app that connected a few rural doctors to eye specialists at Tygerberg when Carte Blanche first reported on Vula Mobile in 2015. But it's grown through word of mouth and by meeting the deep-seated need of junior doctors for quick advice. Now, Vula connects doctors to on-call specialists in 53 disciplines, serving one patient a minute. The mountains of data that the app collects in the process means the health system can be moulded and respond in real time – all for the benefit of patients. Meet the doctor-turned-innovator whose vision has fuelled this revolution.