USING ICT TO CURE TB by FRANCIS OKOYE

As the world advances, new idea and technologies are taking root in all fields, especially in the medical field. This brings us to the idea of using ICT to cure TB.

The new technology being applied is called M Health, and in a webinar titled ‘can M Health help accelerate progress towards ending TB?, hosted by citizens new service, for the media, experts explain how the new technology is being applied in India, to cure TB in the rural communities.

Mobile health (M Health) is being used in different ways by TB programmes in some high burden countries. A recent studies published in June 2017shows that presumptive TB case referral by healthcare providers using M Health went up manifold.
According to Ashok Ramasarup, one of the moderators of the webinar and international award winning journalist based in South Africa ‘TB services are not reaching every person with TB, with M Health every person gets treated and the target to end TB by 2030 can be achieved.
M HEALTH IN PRIVATE SECTOR
Dr. Sunneetha Narreddy, a U.S.A trained doctor and senior infectious disease expert at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderbad, India

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