Help build TB treatment capacity with CommCare.

CommCare for TB Prevention, Detection, and Treatment

While tuberculosis (TB) incidence has decreased worldwide, developing countries still bear the greatest burden of TB, with 95% of TB deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries (WHO, 2014). At the same time, multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB rates continue to rise. Programs such as DOTS (Directly Observed Therapy Support) assist countries in treating TB, however, ongoing supervision and support can be difficult to provide, resulting in limited success of otherwise effective programs.

Mobile technology can help build TB treatment capacity. Limited health care personnel, insufficient training, and counterfeit medicines are significant contributors to the TB epidemic, all of which can be improved with mobile technology. CommCare, in addition to CommCare Supply features and SMS tools for patient engagement, can be used together or separately to support TB programs.

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