UCL-TB letter published in New Scientist

17 March 2020

Tim McHugh talks about Find & Treat, and the use of Smartphone technology to help tuberculosis treatment

In a letter to New Scientist "Smartphones can be tools against tuberculosis too" (10 March; Paywall!), Tim McHugh notes that they used a photo of a Find & Treat van in an earlier article, and comments on the way that we are using smartphone technology to help monitor patients taking their tablets. Read more in this article in The Lancet:


Smartphone-enabled video-observed versus directly observed treatment for tuberculosis: a multicentre, analyst-blinded, randomised, controlled superiority trial.  (2019) Story, A., R. W. Aldridge, C. M. Smith, E. Garber, J. Hall, G. Ferenando, L. Possas, S. Hemming, F. Wurie, S. Luchenski, I. Abubakar, T. D. McHugh, P. J. White, J. M. Watson, M. Lipman, R. Garfein and A. C. Hayward  Lancet 393(10177): 1216-1224 https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32993-3.