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Call Career Development Fellowship (CDF)
Programme EDCTP2
Start Date 2017-06-01
End Date 2020-05-31
Project Code TMA2015CDF972
Status Completed


Effect of reminder cues and tailored feedback on adherence to antiretroviral drug treatment among HIV positive individuals in the Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania


Primary objective To investigate the effect of reminder cues and tailored feedback, using SMS and RTMM, on adherence to treatment among HIV positive adults in Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania. Secondary objectives 1. To determine the effect of both Mhealth-strategies on virological outcome among HIV positive individuals 2. To determine factors that influence adherence to treatment such as quality of life and co-morbidities 3. To determine costs of the Mhealth-strategies 4. To assess feedback of patients and patient preferences with respect to the Mhealth-strategies 5. To assess feasibility of RTMM and SMS in Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania

Host Organisation

Institution Country
Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute Tanzania, United Republic of


Name Institution Country
Kennedy M Ngowi Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute Tanzania, United Republic of
Rob E Aarnoutse Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen Netherlands

Study Design

Clinical Trial


Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center and Majengo Health Centre, Tanzania

Students Supervised

Type Name Title University Start Date End Date
PhD Kennedy M Ngowi University of Amsterdam 2017 2020

Results & Outcomes

We are currently analyzing the data


JMIR Formative Research
Antiviral Therapy and Research
Patient Preference and Adherence

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