Disease Treatment

Around the world, CommCare has been used to improve disease treatment for some of the most widespread, infectious diseases. For example, mobile tools helped enhance core infectious disease response roles in the Ebola epidemic, increase diagnostic accuracy and speed in malaria treatment, and improve patient follow-up in HIV and tuberculosis programs.

CommCare has been proven to speed up diagnostic times by 41% over paper-based tools. In one study, prescription calculations were completed 20% more efficiently. This is valuable time saved for providing further care and reaching more patients.

Learn how CommCare helps with disease treatment programs

Benefits of Mobile Data Collection in
Disease Treatment

Integrated systems allow lab results and patient information to be easily and securely shared between clinics in different communities.

Enable your workers to work offline, syncing data as soon as the device regains a signal.

Workers can use multimedia to improve how they share treatment recommendations and to enhance behavior change communication.

Reference patient history, training materials, and more all from the device, so more time can be spent with the patient and less searching through paper guides and forms.

Identify patients, collect their information, and create profiles for each to support diagnostic results and follow-up visits.

Supervisors can detect data irregularities and oversee health workers’ activities, ensuring they adhere to strict protocols.

Featured CommCare-Based Disease
Treatment Programs

Médecins Sans Frontières
South Africa

MSF used CommCare to track HIV/AIDs treatment attendance in real-time, make referrals to clinics, and identify defaulters.

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Innovations for Poverty Action
Sierra Leone and Guinea

A CommCare app replaced a paper-based system for Ebola management, registering contacts and follow-ups.

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The International Union for TB and Lung Disease

In rural Jharkhand, CommCare improves TB case detection, follow-up rates, symptomatic case management, and DOTS adherence.

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See CommCare in Action

Watch as our team takes you through the design of a basic app in CommCare

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The Latest on Mobile Data Collection in
Disease Treatment Programs

Updates and advice from our world-class partners and Global Services team

Leveraging Mobile Data Collection in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

A Peace Corps volunteer explains how CommCare aided in a patient data collection program in Cameroon focused on HIV treatment around World AIDS Day.

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How Dimagi is Helping to Eliminate Malaria.

At Dimagi, we are proudly using our expertise and resources to work alongside many organizations in the fight against malaria, taking a number of different approaches to tackle the disease.

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Lessons from Contact Tracing During the Ebola Outbreak

Three pieces of advice in project and app design from a member of our Global Services team who spent a year working in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea on mobile tech to combat Ebola.

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Learn more about CommCare

Learn how the world’s most powerful mobile data collection platform can help your program

More than 2000 projects across 80 countries rely on CommCare for their mobile data collection and reporting needs.

“We are ready to design applications that are everything from simple and straightforward to those with challenging and unique designs and use cases.”
- Ted Barlow, President

“CommCare gave us the ability to control the experience of our fieldbased data collectors, which drastically reduced human error.”
- Bhawna Mangla, Senior Research Associate

“Thank you for helping us to gather data, refine programming, and spread the message about our impact in fighting global climate change and extreme poverty.”
- Sarah Baird, Executive Director