Botswana-UPenn Partnership Telemedicine and Health Informatics Program

Sustainable locally driven growth of health informatics [&] mHealth in Botswana

Project start date : 01/01/2014

Last updated : 16/03/2022

Beneficiary country : Botswana

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Chronic diseases
  • Cancer
  • Oral health
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Emergency services

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)
  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)
  • NGO
  • Government agency (USAID, etc.)
  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Geolocation
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization

About the sponsor

Botswana-UPenn Partnership

Sector : Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

Country of origin : United States of America (the)

Contact : Sponsor website Project website


  • Ministry of Health

  • University of Botswana

    Academic entities (Universities, research laboratories, etc)

  • PEEK Vision

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)