Tuberculosis (TB) is still the deadliest infectious disease worldwide, killing over 4.000 people every day. This is unnecessary as TB can be cured with appropriate treatment. A number of barriers however, prevent people from recovering from this disease, including long and complicated treatment regimens that involve the daily intake of medicines over the course of 6-24 months.
By leveraging today’s smart information and (mobile) communication technologies the ASCENT project (Adherence Support Coalition to End TB) aims to support people affected by TB with their treatment in a modern and more effective way through the use of digital adherence technologies such as smart pill boxes, medication sleeves and video supported treatment.
By generating evidence, establishing a global market and engaging stakeholders, ASCENT aims to make future scale up possible so that these digital innovations can be available to all people living with TB worldwide.