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Digital health for the End TB Strategy: developing priority products and making them work

Falzon, D; Timimi, H; Kurosinski, P; Migliori, GB; Van Gemert, W; Denkinger, C; Isaacs, C; ... Raviglione, MC; + view all (2016) Digital health for the End TB Strategy: developing priority products and making them work. European Respiratory Journal , 48 (1) pp. 29-45. 10.1183/13993003.00424-2016. Green open access

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Abstract

In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed the End TB Strategy in response to a World Health Assembly Resolution requesting Member States to end the worldwide epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) by 2035. For the strategy's objectives to be realised, the next 20 years will need novel solutions to address the challenges posed by TB to health professionals, and to affected people and communities. Information and communication technology presents opportunities for innovative approaches to support TB efforts in patient care, surveillance, programme management and electronic learning. The effective application of digital health products at a large scale and their continued development need the engagement of TB patients and their caregivers, innovators, funders, policy-makers, advocacy groups, and affected communities.In April 2015, WHO established its Global Task Force on Digital Health for TB to advocate and support the development of digital health innovations in global efforts to improve TB care and prevention. We outline the group's approach to stewarding this process in alignment with the three pillars of the End TB Strategy. The supplementary material of this article includes target product profiles, as developed by early 2016, defining nine priority digital health concepts and products that are strategically positioned to enhance TB action at the country level.

Type: Article
Title: Digital health for the End TB Strategy: developing priority products and making them work
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1183/13993003.00424-2016
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.00424-2016
Language: English
Additional information: The content of this work is ©the authors or their employers. Design and branding are ©ERS 2016. This version is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Licence 4.0. This is one of a selection of articles published as ERJ Open papers, as part of an initiative agreed between the European Respiratory Society and the World Health Organization.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1500658
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