Developing digital app (Tablet or Smartphone) to improve DRTB treatment adherence

  • Scope: 24 Priority Countries, Global
  • Focus: NTP, Civil Society, local IT organizations
  • Objectives:
    • Discuss the rationale for digital app to improve DRTB treatment adherence
    • Describe the key operational considerations for selection of appropriate digital solutions (system support, hardware, internet connectivity, human resource, etc)
    • Describe the steps to developing the app for DRTB treatment adherence
  •  Expected Outputs/Outcomes: After attending the webinar, participants will be able to
    • Understand the operational considerations for different digital solutions
    • Understand the steps for developing the app for DRTB treatment adherence
    • Know about country experience with use of apps for improving treatment adherence
  • Detailed outline:
    • Rationale of Digital Health Technology
      • Role of digital technology in TB control
      • Current situation in DRTB treatment adherence
    • Key consideration for selecting appropriate digital solutions for monitoring treatment adherence
      • Systems needs for apps to function
      • Different options for apps
      • Identifying the scope of treatment adherence
      • Priority setting
      • App design
      • Human resource development
      • System support and maintenance
      • Pilot testing
      • Scale up
    • Country implementation experience
      • South Africa
      • India
    • Q&A
    • Conclusion
  • Date and Time: October 6, 2019 at 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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