Pakistan’s First TB Notification Mobile Application – eTB
DOPASI Foundation made a technological breakthrough by successfully designing, developing, and launching a multi-platform mobile application to trace, notify and follow-up persons affected by Tuberculosis through collaboration with pharmaceutical manufacturing associations and private pharmacies in the province of Punjab. Under this project, Pharmacies and medical stores are enrolled on the app and are provided access to training videos with continuous follow-up support ensuring that they notify all people who are purchasing TB medication.
This intervention is designed to identify over 24000 missing persons affected by TB in the 4 urban districts of Punjab. It has resulted to be the most cost-effective model in the country for the notification of persons affected by TB seeking care in the private sector. As a result, there has been a 24% increase in case notification and follow-up in the implementation districts from the first quarter.