Swaziland has the highest national incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the world, with treatment success rates well below the 85% international target. Treatment support as part of comprehensive TB services is a core component of the Stop TB Strategy. This study investigated the effects of financial incentives for treatment supporters on TB treatment outcomes in Swaziland.
This was a controlled study that compared treatment outcomes for patients with a treatment supporter who received or did not receive a financial incentive.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s COMDIS–HSD Programme which is led by the University of Leeds
Merav Kliner, Mamvura Canaan,Sifiso Zwide Ndwandwe, Fred Busulwa, William Welfare, Marty Richardson,
John Walley, John Wright (2015) Effects of financial incentives for treatment supporters on tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Swaziland: a pragmatic interventional study Infectious Diseases of Poverty 20154:29
Effects of financial incentives for treatment supporters on tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Swaziland: a pragmatic interventional study