The introducing New Tools Project (iNTP) has supported the introduction and scale-up of digital adherence technologies (DATs) in 5 countries to empower TB-affected people to take their medication at a time and place that is convenient for them.
DATs are WHO-endorsed solutions designed to connect people remotely to the health centers while simultaneously providing timely and valuable adherence-related information to the healthcare workers, thus enabling more flexible, people-centred and tailored care.
Under the iNTP, together with the use of a hosted centralized DAT platform to capture and process the adherence data, the countries have used one or both DATs:
- video supported treatment – an app that allows health workers to observe the medicine intake through video, and
- medication labels or sleeves– allow TB affected people to notify their health care providers about the medication intake by calling or texting a toll-free number.
Visit the Country Experiences page to learn more about how DATs have been introduced under the project.
Countries that have implemented DATs under the project
Resources for implementation
- Global DAT Task Force implementation materials can be found here.