NIMCURE is a collaborative research and development project to assess the impact of digital health for adherence in Tuberculosis therapy.

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About Project

NIMCURE is a collaborative research and development project between Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) and Co-creation Hub. Our goal is to assess the extent to which digital health can impact adherence to Tuberculosis (TB) treatment.

Through the development and pilot of a digital tool, we aim to support and enhance adherence to treatment by TB patients in Nigeria, thereby making the treatment of TB more manageable.

Partners

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Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) was established to conduct research into health problems in Nigeria with a focus on diseases of public health concern.

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Co-Creation Hub Nigeria is Nigeria’s foremost innovation centre dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity in Nigeria.

Background

Annually, about 245,000 Nigerians die from TB

590,000 new cases occur of which 24% are HIV-positive

HIV related TB contributes largely to TB prevalence and TB deaths

Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide and is considered as one of the most important infectious diseases across most of the developing nations (WHO, 2017).

TB is curable but there has been an increase in drug resistant cases of TB which points to a lack of adherence to treatment by patients. This has in turn led to an increase in drug resistant cases of TB (CDC, 2013).

Methodology

This project is scheduled to run from April 2018 till March 2019

Intervention Timeline

An 8 months clinical trial

Experimental group

30 patients using ROT(Remote Observe therapy)

Control group

30 patients using DOT(Direct Observe Therapy)

Beneficiaries

TB/HIV Patients

Health care workers

Family of Patients

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