Nugusse, who rides horse drawn carriages for a living in Ethiopia, successfully completed his tuberculosis (TB) treatment using a digital adherence technology (DAT), provided by the ASCENT project.
Video: Tsedale from Ethiopia demonstrates the use of the medication label/sleeve for TB treatment
In this video, made in Ethiopia, Tsedale explains the advantages she experienced using a DAT, the medication sleeve/label, in comparison to DOT.
“With the smart pillbox alarm, it is impossible to forget your medication”, a TB patient treated in Ethiopia using DAT
A tuberculosis survivor named Netsanet, a 35-year-old mother of three, explained her experience on the use of digital adherence technology for her treatment.
ASCENT Ethiopia held review meeting to discuss project progress & transition plan for sustainability and scale-up
ASCENT Ethiopia conducted a review meeting to discuss project implementation and research progress and the transition plan for sustainability and scale-up.
ASCENT Ethiopia conducted an orientation meeting for Civil Society Organization members
ASCENT in Ethiopia conducted an orientation meeting on digital adherence technologies for civil society organization members to ensure community engagement activities.
ASCENT Ethiopia conducts review meeting to improve assistance for tuberculosis patients
ASCENT Ethiopia conducted a one-day review meeting in Bishoftu town Gold Mark Hotel for better implementation of the project.
Tuberculosis patient about smart pillbox: “It’s like having a private doctor!”
Mehamed is a father of one daughter, husband and merchant of used clothes. He lives in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) at the age of 27. Shortly after his diagnosis, he started his treatment supported by a smart pillbox provided by the ASCENT project, funded by Unitaid and led by KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation.
The Community Advisory Board for the ASCENT project is established
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) for the ASCENT project in Ethiopia was established to guard the safety and well-being of beneficiaries/study participants.
Successful randomization ceremony in Ethiopia
The ASCENT Ethiopia team held a randomization ceremony and successfully assigned health facilities to different study arms.