This case study is one of 14 case studies profiled in the Mobile Money for Health Case Study Compendium.
The Indus Hospital, a non-profit, private charity hospital situated in Karachi, Pakistan, provides free tertiary-level care to patients within a catchment population of 2.6 million. The hospital aims to promote early and increased detection of tuberculosis (TB) cases in order to ensure their timely treatment. With support from the Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH program, and in partnership with Interactive Research and Development (IRD), the Indus Hospital has built a TB control program that ranks as the second highest volume treatment center in Pakistan. With funding from the Stop TB Partnership, the Indus Hospital and IRD partnered to develop a mobile-money incentive scheme to improve and increase data on directly-observed treatment (DOT) for TB. The program operates using mobile-phone based software, built in house to screen over 1.2 million individuals for TB, and utilizes a progressive incentive scheme to motivate general practitioners, health workers, and community screeners to identify and refer TB suspects, confirm TB cases, and ensure TB patients successfully complete treatment.