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Rural Tuberculosis Testing & Treatment

In the SMS-based TB Lab Results Alert System, once the TB tests are analyzed, the results can be reported immediately to the health centers in real time using text messages on mobile phones.

Date: September 2011 — Present
Location: Cambodia
Technology: GeoChat

 

In September of 2011, the we began collaborating with Family Health International (FHI) and the National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT) to improve the efficiency of reporting TB lab results to patients living in rural villages of the Kampong Cham province of Cambodia.

With the help of funding from USAID, we developed a custom reporting application that builds upon the SMS-based reporting functionality of GeoChat. In the SMS-based TB Lab Results Alert System, once the TB tests are analyzed, the results can be reported immediately to the health centers in real time using text messages on mobile phones. Real-time reporting means that patients with positive TB test results can be given medical treatment right away, as well as receive important education by village volunteers with specialized training about how to prevent spreading the disease to others.

Learn more about how this system works here.

 

Bellow are the photos activities of this project: