Maurice Mars is Professor and Head of the Dept of TeleHealth at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and founding President of the South African Telemedicine Association. He chairs the eHealth sub-committee of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Health Technology and has recently formed the National Centre for eHealth Studies in South Africa. He is active in eHealth capacity development and chairs the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth’s Education Working Group, serves on the Telemedicine Working Group of the International Medical Informatics Association and is vice chair of the ATA International SIG. With over 20 years in eHealth he has published widely and serves on several editorial boards. His Department provides postgraduate education in both medical informatics and telemedicine with over 60 postgraduate students in nine countries in Africa and Asia.