Dr William Mapham founded Vula to connect health worker professionals. His first hand experience as the Vice-Chair of the Rural Doctors Association and as a specialist ophthalmologist helped form the solution. He has published academic articles on the role of innovation and technology in improving healthcare delivery. To date Vula has 27,776 registered health workers on the platform. 850, 467 patients have benefitted to date. William believes that partnerships are the key to delivering healthcare. Vula has partnerships with academic institutions, public sector departments of health and pharmaceutical companies. One specific partnership is focused on improving access to healthcare for patients with rare diseases.