A customized m-Health system for improving Tuberculosis treatment adherence and follow-up in south India
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Tuberculosis is a major public health problem in India with more than 2 million new cases every year. With the growing crisis of inadequate healthcare workforce, monitoring of drug treatment for Tuberculosis is an arduous task. mHealth services (healthcare using mobile communication technologies) are gaining support as an effective tool to handle the situation, especially where technological and human resources are limited. This paper illustrates the delivery of a mHealth service with insights into the feasibility and applicability of deploying a voice call based reminder system for drug adherence in a resource limited setting.
KeywordsmHealth Tuberculosis Drug adherence Reminders Mobile phones Voice calls
The project was funded by the IU-ATC project of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Australia India Institute and the UK EPSRC Digital Economy Program.
Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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