Since 2015, major efforts have been made to accelerate the uptake of digital adherence technologies (DATs) for people-centered tuberculosis (TB) care and treatment modalities. To contribute to the further evaluation of DATs in line with the targets set forth in the Global Plan to End TB and the End TB Strategy, a Global Digital Adherence Technologies Task Force ("DAT Task Force") was established in July 2020.
As a broad group of global partners and stakeholders from multiple organizations, we share the common goal of seeing a world where TB is no longer prevalent. Our approach is to contribute to the further evaluation of DATs as a tool to support TB treatment, optimal introduction and scale-up of DATs in the context of people-centered treatment and care modalities, and the further innovation of DATs and supporting and enabling tools, processes, and systems. While continuing the evaluation and research of DATs in practice, we offer technical support for the optimal introduction and scale-up of DATs for national TB programmes. Further information about the DAT Task Force can be found on the DAT Task Force website.
For any questions related to the DAT Task Force, DAT implementation and resources, please contact the DAT Task Force Coordinator at https://tbdigitaladherence.org/contact/.