Kabelo Leonard Mauco, PhD, MSc

International Scholar

  •  Fulbright Fellow | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  •  Botswana
  •   Digital Epidemiology | Global Health Security

Languages: English (Advanced), Setswana (Native)

Bio statement

I have a PhD in digital health. My current research interests are on digital epidemiology and global health security. I am a Fulbright visiting scholar currently hosted by CHOP for the next 5 months. As a digital health researcher, my research interests focused on creating evidence and policies to guide the sustainable implementation of digital health in developing countries. Reviewer for the following academic journals; Journal of Medical Internet Research, Digital Health (SAGE journals) AND Frontiers in Digital Health. Senior lecturer and research fellow, department of Health Information Management, Botho University, Gaborone Botswana.

Recent global health projects

I am currently a part of the CHOP Global HEALTH INFORMATICS TEAM. I am also part of team working with I-DAIR (International digital health and AI research collaborative) where the mandate of the working group is to develop a digital health and AI competency framework.  I am a regular reviewer for Journal of Medical Internet Research

Selected publications

Ndlovu K, Mauco KL, Keetile M, Kadimo K, Senyatso RY, Ntebela D, Valela B, Murambi C. Acceptance of the District Health Information System Version 2 Platform for Malaria Case-Based Surveillance By Health Care Workers in Botswana: Web-Based Survey. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Mar 15;6(3):e32722. doi: 10.2196/32722. PMID: 35289760; PMCID: PMC8965668.

Mauco, K L, Scott, R E, Mars, M. (2021). Development of a conceptual framework for e-health readiness assessment in the context of developing countries. In Maeder A, Higa C, van den Berg M & Gough C (Eds.), Telehealth innovations in remote healthcare services delivery: Global telehealth 2020. (pp. 68-77). Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press BV

Mauco, KL, Scott, RE, & Mars, M. (2020). Validation of an e-health readiness assessment framework for developing countries. BMC Health Services Research, 20:575. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-05448-3

Mauco, K L, Scott, R E, Mars, M. (2019). Development of an ehealth readiness assessment framework for Botswana and other developing countries: Interview Study. JMIR Medical Informatics, 7, e12949. doi: 10.2196/12949.