Public private partnership uses mobile phone technology and financial incentives to dramatically increase case detection, Indus, Pakistan website of the activity
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.
WSIS action lines related to this activity: Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Related MDGs: MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases