Sello Mavimbela has been a healthcare worker in tuberculosis (TB) management for 28 years, and tells you in this video about his view on digital adherence technology for TB treatment.
Video: TB patient from South Africa ‘would advise everybody to use the smart pillbox for their medication’
26-year-old TB patient Andy Mayingi from South Africa talks in this video about his experience using a DAT, the smart pillbox, for his treatment. “This box helps me a lot”, Andy explains.
Theresa was offered to join the ASCENT study and use the smart pillbox for her medication. At first, she wasn’t sure how it worked. Now she says: “If you don’t have a box, you will forget to take your pills.”
ASCENT South Africa recently held a campaign in the busy Tshwane’s inner city “Marabastad”, aimed at tuberculosis (TB) case finding and community education on the use of digital adherence technologies.
The ASCENT South Africa team recently held a successful randomization event which also served as the kick-off of the digital adherence technologies (DAT) project in South Africa.
The ASCENT team in South Africa has completed a training for the first group of interns that will take over research specific duties from the staff of healthcare facilities. This way the healthcare workers can focus on their patients.
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.