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Peris Kagotho

Content Specialist

mHealth

Dr. Peris Kagotho (MBChB, MSc. Health Economics and Policy (MSc. HEP)) completed her medical degree at the University of Nairobi. Peris has over 10 years’ experience having worked in private and government hospitals, focusing on emergency medicine, in-patient and casualty care, both in Nairobi and the rural areas of Kenya. She is very passionate about quality healthcare being accessed by all persons wherever they are located. Based on this compelling need, she left active hospital practice about 1.5 years ago, and became the Clinical Manager, at Hello Doctor Kenya (a start-up branch of Hello Doctor South Africa). She worked with IT developers and programmers to develop a fully functioning Doctor Engagement System that has supported Tele-Medicine delivery. She successfully pioneered and launched the Clinical Department, spearheaded a recruitment strategy to hire, train and on-board 30 doctors, whom she managed on a daily basis. Additionally, she successfully categorized, edited and contextualized over 10,000 health tips to fit the Kenyan population needs and oversaw quality management standards, maintaining them at a level of over 98% on any given month.

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