Specific digital health intervention webinars (VDOT)

    • Scope: 24 Priority Countries
    • Focus: NTP
    • Objectives:
      • Describe relevant mHealth interventions
    • Expected Outputs/Outcomes: After attending the webinar, participants will be able to
      • Describe relevant mHealth interventions and apply these to their specific country contexts
    • Detailed Outline:
      • Introduction
      • Describe this webinar (VDOT) as one in a series of digital health intervention webinars in which we highlight a specific type of intervention and describe a variety of details
      • Webinar format
      • Describe the intervention
        • Video-DOT (VDOT) is a telemedicine technology which allows patients to complete DOT through the use of videoconferencing software rather than physical visits from a care worker
        • Why is this innovative?
        • Human resources constraints: reduces HR constraints by allowing one care worker to monitor more patients
        • Cost could be cheaper through reduced transport costs
        • Stigma reduction: reduces possibility for stigma, i.e., if neighbors notice a care worker going to someone’s house every day they may mention it to their neighbors
        • Geographical considerations: can more easily reach people in remote areas where there is cellular coverage but no easily accessible health center
      • Cost/benefit:
        • Reduces transport costs for HCWs and patients, adds cost of airtime/devices
      • Country implementation examples
        • India? South Africa? Need to review possibilities
      • Q&A
      • Conclusion
    • Date and Time: October 3, 2019 Time – TBD