The Video Observed Treatment (VOT) offers patients the possibility to receive TB treatment are at home, at work, or while in vacation without having to make daily visits to the TB clinic in order to take the pills. All they have to do is to record how they are taking the pills and send the video-message to an VOT observer via a specially designed application.
After several years of testing, the VOT treatment was scaled to the national level starting with March 30, 2020. The AFI team took on the task of facilitating the process of equipping the polyclinics with tablets, but also training the doctors and nurses on how to use the VOT app. Currently, the VOT treatment is conducted in Chisinau, Ialoveni and Anenii Noi.
The VOT mobile application that facilitates the administration of antituberculosis treatment can be accessed on www.tbvot.md.