Follow-Up and Post-Survival Support

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  • Post-treatment follow-up is not routine in most programs. Studies show high rates of post-treatment disease recurrence, which can result from poor adherence or undiagnosed resistance.
  • Individuals co-infected with HIV may develop new strains of TB as a result of compromised immune system.
  • It’s recommended that follow-up and re-evaluation occur every 3 months for at least a year.
  • Cost burden, poor nutrition, lack of understanding or support, and adherence all impact whether or not a person with TB achieves remission or experiences disease recurrence.
  • Mobile applications and websites can provide
  • Professional or peer support (advice, sharing, information, success stories, FAQs)
  • Tracking (meals, activities, weight, blood pressure, records management)
  • Reminding (SMS/email/notifications, appointment alerts, service locator, adherence)
  • Funding (money transfer, donations)
  • In-person and virtual health or nutrition coaches have also been shown to help individuals get and stay well. TB Champions, or survivors, supporting individuals going through treatment can also be quite powerful.

Cecelia Health, formerly Fit4D, is a high-growth, venture-backed US-based health tech services company. The company partners with pharmaceutical companies, payers, ACOs and self-insured employers to deliver a personalized, technology-based approach to improving medical adherence and health outcomes for people living with diabetes and related chronic conditions

Cecelia Health’s Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) and clinical coaches work with proprietary technology to deliver personalized education and support for those who are struggling to manage their disease. Cecelia Health combines individualized coaching with an expert clinician and proprietary technology to deliver a personalized coaching program to drive positive health outcomes, improve self-management, and transform lives — at scale: Cecelia Health Product

Facebook, Inc. is a private US-based Internet Media company that operates a social networking website. The Company website allows people to communicate with their family, friends, and coworkers. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the sharing of information, photographs, website links, and videos. Facebook users have the ability to share and restrict information based on their own specific criteria.

The TB Support Group – Advice, Sharing and info about Tuberculosis page is a private group intended for patients, family, friends and survivors to learn more about TB. This is a place for people to come together to talk and learn about TB:

The India Central Tuberculosis Division (CTD) – District TB Programme (DBT) website content is owned and provided by Central TB Division, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

The website includes important thematic areas, performance reports, FAQs, Success Stories and E-Citizen tenders: India CTD - DBT

M-Pesa (M for mobile, pesa is Swahili for money) is a mobile phone-based money transfer, financing and microfinancing service, launched in 2007 by Vodafone for Safaricom and Vodacom, the largest mobile network operators in Kenya and Tanzania.

M-TIBA was developed out of strategic partnership between CarePay, PharmAccess Foundation and Safaricom, leveraging the respective strengths to deliver healthcare solutions to over 100,000 Kenyans through 60 health care providers all for less than KSHs.300. M-Pesa has also also partnered with the Government numerous times to extend more services to the Kenyan citizen by digitizing primary schools, connecting health centres, streamlining payments to farmers and much more: Magpi Products

Developed by the Center for Nutrition Studies at Yenepoya University (Mangalore, India), in association with the McGill International TB Center (Montreal, Canada), the N-TB mobile application provides nutritional assessment and counselling to adult tuberculosis patient users.

The N-TB Application is an android and iOS based application developed to address some of the challenges in the domain of care of TB patients. It has been endorsed by the RNTCP and WHO (India). The only input values required are height in cm and weight in kg of adult TB patients. Based on these input values it provides nutritional assessment at diagnosis and follow up, triage for patients with severe acute malnutrition, and counseling tips for an adequate and balanced diet: N-TB Product

Omada Health Inc. is a private US-based Application Software company that uses behavior science to help people change their habits, improve their health and reduce their risk of chronic disease.

Omada provides users with smart technology to help track progress and provide personalized feedback to reveal what is and isn’t working.  Users are paired with a Professional health coach and a small group of peers facing similar challenges for encouragement at every step. Users can track meals, activity, and other metrics like weight, blood pressure, and blood glucose all in one place–and log in anytime to see your progress. Weekly interactive lessons are provided: Omada Products

OneImpact, developed by the Stop TB Partnership and Community Partners and powered by Dure Technologies, is a digital health solution platform to support community-based monitoring of the TB response. OneImpact has 4 Apps that aim to empower people and communities affected by TB with knowledge, with ways to connect with peers and services and with ways to report problems they face. OneImpact has tools to guide country implementers to adapt, design and roll out OneImpact.

OneImpact provides an App that provides TB information, a TB service locator, connections to other people with TB and TB support groups, a reporting for the challenges that interfere with the ability to access TB services and complete TB treatment, and a platform that allows community organizations to track, monitor, and respond to challenges reported by people accessing TB services: OneImpact Product

Proof of Impact, a Dutch startup company, is a global marketplace that enables impact investors and funders to support the causes they care about most by linking financial investment directly to proven results.

On the Proof of Impact marketplace, money funds specific, measurable impact events, allowing the investor to make a tangible, unique contribution towards the causes they are passionate about: Proof of Impact Product

Thrivor provides a coordinated experience for the 24 hour life of a patient during a health journey.  It connects a health site with patients, enabling better engagement with the patient and their supporters. It enables swift communication between the health site and the patient enabling real time updates, and it brings technology to the appointment system so that patients attend when they are supposed to and are prepared for their appointments.

The Thrivor platform includes patient and provider profiles for managing consent and administration, an appointment management tool, reminders and notifications for shared appointments, communications with patient groups or individual patients/primary providers using email, push notifications or SMS, health files, facilitates payments and reports data insights: Thrivor Product

Triggerise is a non-profit organization that motivates users – primarily young women and adolescent girls – to make positive choices by  using nudges like reminders, discounts, in person and digital follow-ups, and reward points to encourage users to access and use healthy products and services.

The Triggerise platform links communities of users, partners, content and transactions, aiming to motivate positive behaviour. The Triggerise platform includes two kinds of infrastructure: Technology: websites, apps, SMS, and membership cards that people use to engage with our platform, and Partnerships: service providers, entrepreneurs, content creators, retailers, wholesalers, and product distributors – to power its platform: Triggerise Products

TB Alert is the United Kingdom’s national tuberculosis charity. It is the only charity that focuses on TB both in the UK and overseas – in India, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. TB Alert’s work focuses on: 1) raising public and professional awareness about TB, addressing barriers to treatment, and providing support to patients during their treatment, 2) bringing together statutory health services, voluntary organisations and people affected by TB to plan and deliver better TB services, and 3) advocating for the policies and resources to improve the care of patients and the prevention and control of TB.

Maintained by TB Alert, the Truth About TB website provides information, advice and support about all aspects of TB: from TB symptoms and risks to treatment and recovery – including sources of support to help patients  through their TB journey.  The site contains people’s TB stories; and the answers to questions from others that are concerned about TB.  For professionals, the site contains patient information materials, awareness raising resources and a school information pack: The Truth About TB Website