Can mobile message reminders help in treating TB in Pakistan?

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Published
March 31, 2017
sector
Health Nutrition and Population
region
South Asia

Highlights

This brief is based on an impact evaluation that examines the impact of a mobile-based health intervention on the treatment outcomes of people with treatable TB in Karachi, Pakistan. Wh​ile 85 per cent of the TB patients who were enrolled to receive SMS reminders responded to the reminder system at least once, the response rate of all participants during their six-month treatment course was low. ​The study found no difference in the treatment success rate between the group that received the SMS reminder and the comparison group. The intervention did not contribute to the participants’ physical or psychological well-being.​

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