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.
TB patient from South Africa shows how easy it is to use the smart pillbox
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 initiates TB community outreach activities
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.
ASCENT South Africa launches in Cape Town
The ASCENT project is collaborating with City Health, and TB HIV Care funded by the Global Fund to implement Digital Adherence Technologies (DATs), to support tuberculosis (TB) patients to successfully complete their treatment in the Western Cape.
ASCENT South Africa launches at randomization event
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.
Empowering youth in South Africa through the ASCENT project
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.
ASCENT South Africa conducts site assessment visits
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.