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mDOTS: Integrated TB Platform with Mobile Connectivity for Active Compliance

Hilmi Quraishi and team are building a system to enable adherence to TB treatment. The proposed solution is sliced from ZMQ's Fully-Technology Linked Model (F-TLM) for TB treatment and management called the Open and Universal Technology based TB (OUT-TB) Management and Treatment Framework. The framework was developed by ZMQ under its Freedom TB initiative. The proposed solution empowers the patients with active compliance reporting, gamification, and effective self-management of TB treatment using mobile-based tools integrated with miniature DOTS Center Systems and DOTS Provider Toolkit. The solution is based on a bottom-up technology model, which empowers patients to take control of treatment with reminder systems, compliance reporting, dosage tracking, test scheduling, and provider connection for need-based supervision. The solution will help in creating networks of treated patients as new knowledge providers, who will serve as peer educators to provide assistive support to patients in their communities. The approach will make the treatment a community-lead model.

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