The ASCENT project in Ukraine
Ukraine is one of the five countries where the ASCENT project is implemented. The project will be implemented in five oblasts of Ukraine, namely Odeska, Lvivska, Donetska, Zakarpatska, and Mykolayivska oblasts. Patients and health care providers will use digital adherence technologies to support patients taking their TB treatment at home. The first patients will be enrolled mid 2020.
Ukraine has a population of 44 million people. According to the WHO, in 2018 an estimated 36,000 people suffered from TB in Ukraine, making the TB incidence rate per 100,000 people 80. An estimated 13,000 people suffered from multidrug resistant TB. The WHO estimates 5,700 people died of TB in Ukraine in 2018.
news & Stories from Ukraine
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Randomization events were held in the Bulacan and Pampanga provinces in the Philippines to identify the health facilities which will use digital adherence technologies as part of the ASCENT project.
In July, the ASCENT project organized a virtual meeting for all Research Managers to prepare the study activities that will be conducted in the different ASCENT countries.
The ASCENT project has two requests for quotation (RFQ’s): 1. For printing of cardstock medication sleeves. 2. To facilitate incoming and outgoing interactions with an adherence platform.