Supporting Tuberculosis treatment with mobile phones in India | Social medicine, infectious diseases and migration (SIM)
TB care and treatment is prolonged and complex. It requires patients to take medications under daily supervision over at least six months as prescribed to prevent poor health outcomes, including recurrence of infection or drug resistance. Issues such as stigma, difficulties with accessing healthcare and finances along with limited awareness of the seriousness of the poor adherence affects treatment success.
This project determines the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a mobile phone application for video-based direct observed treatment (vDOT) in India and assesses barriers to using it in order to ensure that it is contextualized to the Indian scenario.