Community health workers on the front lines of Myanmar’s battle against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) now use smartphones that run DOTsync, our innovative data collection and patient-tracking application. The app is the first to be used to enhance treatment follow-up and MDR-TB control in the country.
Nine million people contracted tuberculosis (TB) in 2013, and 1.5 million died from the disease, according to the World Health Organization. While standard TB can be cured when patients strictly follow a drug regimen lasting six months, inconsistent or partial treatment can lead to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), which is much harder to treat. … Read more
Anh Innes, MD
Chief of Party, Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis (CAP-TB), Asia Pacific Region