Out of 252 applicants for the Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) 2020, Innovations for Community Health, Inc. (InnovationsCH) has been chosen by the Stop TB Partnership as one of the recipients of this year’s cycle of the grant.
The proposal was to pilot the One Impact Digital Platform, a digital health solution that supports community-based monitoring of the TB response, developed by the Stop TB Partnership, its community partners, and Dure Technologies. It hopes to empower a community of TB patients to report barriers to care related to availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality of services to monitor them and to give the appropriate response.
InnovationsCH also hopes to inform the National TB Program of possible recommendations to improve the current TB response using grassroots feedback collected through the platform. It is also an opportunity to promote the NTP and other stakeholders’ responsiveness through the accountability dashboard provided by OneImpact. This shall be accomplished through a “community-led monitoring” approach by patient organizations which shall interface in the middle of the TB patients, TB DOTS facilities, and the NTP.
The project also intends to include an implementation research arm to generate evidence on effective strategies on acceptability, feasibility, comparative effectiveness of different approaches, and cost-effectiveness of the approach, with a special focus on the private sector.
The project will officially commence in October 2020. After one year of implementation, InnovationsCH hopes to achieve a more inclusive, patient-centered, and rights-based care for the Filipino TB patients.