Public private partnership uses mobile phone technology and financial incentives to dramatically increase case detection, Indus, Pakistan

Details of the organization
Stop TB Partnership
International
Governments
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: No
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: No

Information about the project
Public private partnership uses mobile phone technology and financial incentives to dramatically increase case detection, Indus, Pakistan
The Indus Hospital in Karachi has reported a dramatic increase in case detection (+300% in case detection and 500% increase in pediatric notifications) through a Stop TB Partnership supported program that uses mobile phone technology and financial incentives to track down people with tuberculosis (TB). The incentive system operates using mobile banking facilities. Doctors report their activities using their mobile phones on the Hospital’s mobile data collection system and receive a text message telling them how many cases they have helped to detect. These data are used to calculate monthly incentives, which are transferred to their mobile banking account.
Local implementation: Karachi and environs --- lo
Ongoing from
Indus HospitalKarachi, IRD Research, Stop TB Partnership

WSIS information
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      * E-health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Programme
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? Yes