OneImpact Launched in Cambodia
Stop TB Partnership’s Innovative Digital Tool for People with TB
22 June 2018: The Stop TB Partnership, with the support of USAID and in collaboration with the National Center for TB and Leprosy Control (CENAT) and KHANA launched OneImpact in Cambodia. OneImpact is Stop TB Partnership’s digital tool (powered by Dure technologies). It enables people with TB to connect with peers, access TB services and information and report problems faced while on TB treatment.
His Excellency Dr Mao Ten Eng, Advisor to the Ministry of Health and Director of CENAT opened the workshop. “Once again we welcome the innovation of the Stop TB Partnership. OneImpact will not only empower people with TB but it will also support the realization of our national plan to engage meaningfully with civil society and ensure patient centered care in TB,” Said Dr Mao Ten Eng.
The workshop organized by CENAT, KHANA and the Stop TB Partnership, comprised participants from the national program, the district and provincial health services, representatives from the patient support group program and TB survivors. Together they identified the challenges faced by people with TB along the pathway of care and ways in which digital technology could support people with TB, TB services and the national program.
OneImpact now known as OneImpactK+ will be integrated into the existing patient support group program in Siem Reap. The App is available in the Khmer language and accessible on SMART phones. It is expected that with this tool, the patient support group leaders, the operational district services and the national program will have access to more reliable data which can inform service delivery and the national response.
“OneImpactK+ will help the district to further understand the needs and concerns of our patients and through OneImpactK+ we hope to provide better services by addressing the problems raised in a more timely manner, said Dr. Kong Visal, Operational Health District Deputy Director.
“Our challenge is now to make sure that the data collected is used for improving services for people with TB,” said Mr. Choub Sok Chamreun, Executive Director, KHANA.
With the support of CENAT, Stop TB Partnership, Dure Technologies and KHANA Patient support groups (10 people) and people with TB (100) will be trained on OneImpact K+. The project implementation of OneImpact K+ will begin in August 2018.