Preprint of our telemedicine work in Turkana, Kenya

17 May, 2020

Dear all,

I’d like to share a preprint of our work delivering telemedicine consultations in Turkana, a remote, under-resourced region of Kenya.

In short, it highlights the diverse benefits such interventions have, not just on patient health outcomes, but for providers, health systems and wider society.

I thought it would be useful to have this piece circulated as we try and understand how technology can support healthcare during the pandemic and after.

Best wishes,



Pratap Kumar MD, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Strathmore University Business School (

Mobile: +254 731 848 163 | Skype: pratapatarp

Winner of the Global Health Innovation Prize 2018 (

Selected publications:

I’ve got 99 problems but a phone ain’t one-

Rubber stamps for improving clinical outcomes-

HIFA Profile: Pratap Kumar is CEO / Sr. Lecturer of Health-E-Net Limited / Strathmore Business School, Kenya. Professional interests: Health information, clinical quality improvement, paper interfaces to electronic data.

Email address: pratap AT