The ASCENT project provides digital adherence technology (DAT) to tuberculosis (TB) patients to enlarge their chance of completing their treatment successfully. The healthcare workers (HCW) in participating healthcare institutions are trained on the use of DAT and experience various advantages themselves. In this video, made by ASCENT Tanzania, a HCW explains the various benefits.
Irene Noah, a HCW from Kirurumo Health Centre in Tanzania, says the first advantage of DAT for healthcare workers is the follow-up of patient treatment adherence, the technologies help them identity the patients that need assistance with their treatment adherence. The second advantage is the reduced amount of paper work, and the third is that DATs provide the HCWs timely data, which gives the opportunity to follow-up sooner.
Noah explains that previously, it took them a week or two to follow-up on a patient missing their dosage. But through the help of the ASCENT project, they are able to follow-up within two days of the missed dosage.
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