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A Handbook on How to Implement mTB-Tobacco

Be [email protected], Be Mobile

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This document, which is intended for national tuberculosis (TB) control programmes and organizations responsible for delivering tuberculosis control, provides guidance on developing and implementing an mTB-Tobacco programme. The primary focus of the short message service (SMS) content provided here is to inform tuberculosis patients who are tobacco users about the hazards of tobacco use and encourage them to quit through text messages for behaviour change.

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Executive Summary

The Be [email protected], Be Mobile initiative is a global partnership led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), representing the United Nations agencies for health and information agencies for health and information and communications technologies (ICTs). The initiative was established in direct response to the United Nations General Assembly’s call for concerted action towards noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in 2011. The initiative supports the scale up of mobile health (mHealth) technology within national health systems to help combat NCDs. These include diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases. As part of the Be [email protected], Be Mobile initiative, the mHealth handbooks provide evidence-based and operational guidance to assist countries and governments to implement population-scale mHealth programmes for NCDs.

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