The ASCENT team in South Africa recently visited healthcare facilities as a part of the selection process for sites to be randomized to participate in the ASCENT project. During these visits, the team assessed each facility on their standard of care for Tuberculosis (TB) patients, as well as the TB notifications. This way the ASCENT South Africa team can identity which clinics have the highest TB burden, as those will benefit most from the intervention.
The ASCENT project aims to support TB patients 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, the treatment of TB patients becomes more regular and successful.
The Aurum Institute also held a meeting with partner organization ISIBANI, which is a sub-implementor of the ASCENT project. This was an information sharing session on the operationalization of the project.
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is implementing ASCENT together with The Aurum Institute, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and PATH.