The ASCENT project in Tanzania
Tanzania is one of the five countries where the ASCENT project is implemented. Over 70 health care facilities in Arusha, Geita, Manyara and Mwanza are participating in the project. Patient and health care workers will make use of digital adherence technologies to support patients taking their TB treatment at home. The first patients will be enrolled mid 2020.
Tanzania has a population of 56 million people and is one of the 30 high burden TB countries in the world, as listed by the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2018 an estimated 142,000 people suffered from TB in Tanzania, making the TB incidence rate per 100,000 people 253. An estimated 1,900 people suffered from multidrug resistant TB. The WHO estimates 38,000 people died of TB in Tanzania in 2018.
news & Stories from Tanzania
Video: How a digital adherence technology, the medication sleeve/label, helps a small-scale farmer from Tanzania
Meet Romana, a small scale farmer from Tanzania. She uses the medication sleeve/label to remind her to take her tuberculosis medication.
Healthcare workers (HCWs) in participating healthcare centers are trained on the use of DAT and experience various advantages themselves. In this video a HCW from Tanzania explains the benefits.
A new video is published on the differentiated care provided by the ASCENT project in Tanzania tuberculosis patients. It shows the vital role of the health care worker in the use of digital adherence technology.
ASCENT Tanzania produced a video on the enrolment of tuberculosis patients in the ASCENT project, which studies and provides the use of digital adherence technology, to help them complete their treatment successfully.