GeHCs was founded in 2008 by Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam (B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D electrical engineering) in Chavannes-de-Bogis, Switzerland, close to Geneva and the World Health Organization, the main institution in international eHealth.
Prof. Kwankam brings his 20+ plus years of experience working on global telemedicine to the provision of policy and practice-related services on eHealth.
Prof. Kwankam worked as a Director of the Center for Health Technology, University of Yaounde I for many years. He was also Chairman of the Technology Commission of the National Epidemiology Board of Cameroon; a member of the Board of Directors for SatelLife; an IT consultant to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), and a consultant to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on information systems.
From 2004 until August 2008 he was the Coordinator for eHealth, at the World Health
Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was responsible for overall coordination
of eHealth work across the Organization. In this role, he oversaw a number of WHO
programs on the use of ICT in health. His work covered issues such as development of
appropriate frameworks and tools to support policy and practice improvements in ICT-based knowledge management and sharing in countries; creation of, and support to,
networks to assist countries in building national capacity for effective and efficient use of ICT in their health systems; and development of the evidence base and best practices in the area. He also directed the development of new policies and their implementation and provides authoritative advice in relation to policy and procedures as they relate to eHealth.
In addition to being the CEO of GeHCs, he is currently the Executive Director for the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH) . He has also published 2 commissioned books, numerous scientific papers and technical reports.