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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Mhealth TB Tobacco Project: An approach to reduce tobacco use among TB Patients

Principal Investigator


National Academy of Sciences


The goal of the project is to use mHealth solutions to integrate tobacco control into TB programmes to reduce tobacco use and improve TB treatment outcomes in Uganda. The primary objective is to support TB patients to quit tobacco use. The project is implemented under the Makerere University School of Public Health – Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (MakSPH-CTCA) in collaboration with Ministry of Health, World Health Organization (WHO)(Afro and Headquarters) and East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in USA. It will be implemented in all the 13 referral hospitals in the country, six other health facilities in Kampala and some other general hospitals in Uganda.