DOH, WHO develop Care TB App to aid patients

Care TB app icon
Caption: Photo of app icon from NTP website

QUEZON CITY, May 19 (PIA) --The Department of Health (DOH) with the World Health Organization (WHO) developed the Care TB app as a companion to various aspects of clinical tuberculosis (TB) care and support.

Care TB, a program by the Philippine National Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program of the health department aids a TB patient on the following:

·       Retrieval of electronic health record from the Integrated TB Information System (ITIS)

·       Receive daily reminders and inspiration throughout their TB journey

·       Chat with their doctors (if also using Care TB), other patients, and concerned communities

·       Report side effects, treatment adherence, and issues with clinical services

·       Get relevant information on TB screening, testing, treatment, and prevention

If you are a close contact of a TB patient, you can:

·       Track your lung health through the screening and testing process

·       Get reminded for regular check-ups during the two-year follow-up period

·       Encourage family members and friends with TB in their treatment journey

·       Access relevant information on TB screening, testing, treatment, and prevention

If you are a TB care provider, you can:

·       Track your patients’ progress including laboratory test results, adherence monitoring, and patient-reported side effects

·       Scan and digitize hand-written screening forms

·       Connect with other care providers using unique client QR codes

·       Securely communicate with patients and receive alerts when patients are at risk

If you are a general member of the community or a TB advocate, you can:

·       Use all the functionality of the global OneImpact app from the Stop TB Partnership (fully embedded in Care TB)

·       Get relevant information on TB screening, testing, treatment, and prevention

·       Report stigma, hardship, discrimination, and issues with clinical services

·       Chat with fellow community members

·       Receive daily facts and inspiration about TB

No ITIS login is required for most features and non-NTP patients and providers can also use this app.

Lungs are commonly affected by the bacteria called mycobacterium tuberculosis as it is transmitted from a TB patient to another person through coughing, sneezing, and spitting but it could also affect other organs such as the kidney, bones, liver, and others.

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Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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