Digital adherence technologies

The ASCENT project will implement and evaluate three different types of digital adherence technologies that will be available in participating health care facilities at no additional cost to the person with TB. How to use the specific technology will be explained by the health care worker as part of the standard treatment initiation process.

1. Medication sleeve / labels

The person receives their TB medication in customized packaging. On a daily basis, users make a toll-free call or text a code to automatically log their daily dose.

2. Smart pill box

The person is provided with a specially-designed box to store their TB medication. Every time the person opens the box, the embedded device sends a signal and automatically notifies the health care worker of the logged daily dose.

3. Video supported treatment

During medication intake, the person records a video message using a customized app on their mobile phone. After completion, the video is sent to the health care worker for review.

Digital adherence technologies:

The adherence platform:

Healthcare providers: Timely & detailed person-specific adherence data enables provision of differentiated care
People with TB: Improved person-centered approach & system feedback empowers people ownership of treatment
Decision makers: Availability of adherence data & analysis improves informed decision making & monitoring at national & global levels
Integrated systems: Ability to link with existing health information systems strengthens programs, combining diagnostic, treatment & surveillance data