Digital health technologies have the potential to transform healthcare systems and be a gamechanger for millions of people affected by tuberculosis (TB). The Stop TB Partnership has been at the forefront of advocating for, sourcing, evaluating, and introducing digital health technologies for the past seven years, and, during COVID- 19, has been working closely with global and in-country partners to scale these solutions to mitigate interruptions in routine TB services.
Built on these years of experience in working with digital health technology innovators and innovations, the Stop TB Partnership is launching the Digital Health Technology Hub (DHT Hub) to advance our mission - to end TB by 2030 - through the adoption of sustainable and evidence-based digital health technology to empower underserved communities on their journey towards TB elimination.
The DHT Hub will coordinate and build upon the various digital health technology initiatives and projects within the Stop TB Partnership, and initially focus on the following key areas:
- Build and expand the evidence, information, and experience of the appropriate use of digital health technologies, especially, but not limited to TB response;
- Source and identify, accelerate the roll-out, and catalyze the integrated platform of various digital health technologies for TB and across diseases;
- Catalyze the accelerated development and roll-out of promising digital health technologies for TB and across diseases; and
- Create a space for our partners from country programs, implementing partners, civil society and communities to understand about evidence-based digital health technologies for the TB response and provide technical support to implement and scale-up these solutions.
Areas of Action
Innovation focus areas
We are currently fostering innovation in a number of focus areas throughout the care cascade and are actively seeking to include new technologies as they emerge and show potential to revolutionize TB diagnostics, treatment and care.