Scottsdale, AZ, USA/Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (June 28, 2016) – As a sign of the growing importance of the African market to the world economy, GlobalMed® – the worldwide industry leader in telemedicine delivery systems – has chosen The Mbaoua Group in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to oversee opportunities and deployments in Africa. Yaya Mbaoua, the company’s CEO, will leverage his multicultural business experience in Europe, North America and Africa to build an effective bridge for technology transfer to the emerging nations in Africa.
“Facebook plans to use satellites, lasers and drones by the end of the year to get the next billion people around the world online” said GlobalMed Founder and CEO Joel E. Barthelemy. “Coupled with Google’s Project Loon, the balloon-based floating internet system, telemedicine will be able to reach regions that have never had it before.”
Mbaoua was first introduced to GlobalMed at the American Telemedicine Association’s Annual Conference in Los Angeles. “I knew immediately that GlobalMed was unique in the telemedicine market when compared to other Solutions. Having a proprietary and vertically integrated product offering will allow me to quickly implement world-class solutions that are tailored to the unique requirements of Africa. This is a huge competitive advantage for GlobalMed and requisite for success throughout the African regions.”
Mbaoua has spent nearly 20 years in technology product and business development in telecom, advertising and most recently in healthcare as the Vice-President of International Sales and Business Development for Med1 and Healthcare and Vice-President of Product Management for Rally Health. While at Med1, Mbaoua forged relationships with public health systems throughout Africa and the Caribbean.
“Telemedicine will play a critical role in positively impacting Africa’s health care problems,” said Mbaoua. “My commitment to better my continent, along with GlobalMed’s mission of improving access to care globally, provides an incredible opportunity to connect doctors with millions of Africans.”