With its strong consortium of partners (KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Aurum Institute, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and PATH) and partnership with the governments of the implementing countries, the ASCENT project will contribute to the adoption and uptake of digital adherence technologies. The ASCENT project is made possible thanks to Unitaid’s funding and support.
Unitaid is an international organisation that invests in innovations to prevent, diagnose and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria more quickly, affordably and effectively. They also work to improve access to diagnostics and treatment for HIV co-infections such as hepatitis C and human papillomavirus (HPV). Unitaid is a hosted partnership of the World Health Organization (WHO).
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
KNCV will build on their worldwide experience in TB programme implementation to enhance adoption and delivery of digital adherence technologies, to generate evidence to support scale-up and to support civil society’s participation. KNCV also houses the Project Management Unit based in the Netherlands.
KNCV is the lead organisation for the ASCENT project and responsible for project implementation in Tanzania, Ethiopia and the Philippines.
PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity through innovation and partnerships. PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthen health systems worldwide.
In the ASCENT project, PATH is responsible for project implementation in Ukraine and leads the market related activities.
The Aurum Institute
Aurum, an African-based non-governmental organisation, aims to improve the health of people and communities by strengthening existing health care systems, innovating to improve methods, and conducting research to determine the best ways to eliminate TB and HIV.
In the ASCENT project, Aurum is responsible for project implementation in South Africa and contributes to all research related activities.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a world leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.
In the ASCENT project, LSHTM is responsible for the research component of the ASCENT project, generating evidence about the impact of digital adherence technologies for future scale up.