The Power List 2017
Registrar at the ophthalmology department of Tygerberg Hospital in Cape TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA; Founder, Vula Mobile
Mapham has served as the Vice Chair of the Rural Doctors Association of South Africa (RuDASA), and previously spent time in New York and Washington D.C. designing mobile phone applications for healthcare. He has published academic articles on the role of innovation and technology in improving healthcare delivery and has extensive experience in rural health care. He is the creator of Vula, a smartphone app that provides healthcare workers with basic ophthalmic diagnostic guidelines, and connects them with an ophthalmologist who can provide advice, respond to queries, and accept referrals in real time. Mapham’s three largest expenses are books, rare cheeses, and crowdfunding for experimental electronic gadgets.