Fondation Pierre Fabre

Support platform for patients with chronic diseases for the follow-up of complications and therapeutic education of patients

Main beneficiary country:
Morocco

About the sponsor

TBIBCOM

Tbibcom, a social enterprise for patients suffering from chronic diseases, aims to strengthen patient adherence to treatment so that they can play a full part in their own care. Tbibcom supports patients through: a collaborative platform between the patient and his or her healthcare team to anticipate, report and manage the complications of the disease or treatment; fun and interactive educational content to understand their disease, treatment and complications, and to improve their daily life.

Sector: Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.

Country of origin: Morocco

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The organisation has:

1
Full-Time Equivalent
0
Employee
0
Volunteer
3
Service providers

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Chronic diseases
  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Cancer

Stage of development:

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Area where initiative is utilised

  • Local (in one city/town/village)

Initiative start date

  • 04/01/2017

Financing

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)

Economic model(s)

  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities

About the initiative

Chronic diseases are the cause of 80% of deaths in Morocco.  A chronic disease that is not or poorly managed leads to serious complications and often the patient is aware of them. If detected on time, complications of the treatment can be dealt with.  However, these complications are a source of extremely early mortality. Moreover, in Morocco, this situation is aggravated by a combination of factors, among which the most discriminating are the low socio-economic level, illiteracy, distance from health centres and lack of therapeutic education.

For example, for cancer patients, chemotherapy can drastically reduce your immune system causing the patient to contract an infection and ultimately suffer from a toxic death. In the same way, the complications that a diabetic person may suffer from if they do not receive the correct form of care are rather serious: heart attack, CVA, blindness, kidney failure or leg amputation

This reveals a critical need to involve the patient in his or her treatment and to provide supervision and support to improve patient adherence to treatment and reduce the risk of complications. Patient adherence and their follow-up care are critical for successful treatment and it is therefore completely indispensable.

Today, remote patient follow-up care combined with patient therapeutic education does not take place in public and private health facilities.  Tbibcom offers a support service for patients suffering from chronic diseases via a “patient” platform, available online and on mobile phones containing a therapeutic education module and a telemonitoring module. 

The therapeutic education module consists of a “patient” platform available online and on mobile phones. It offers educational videos (short, in Arabic dialects, easy to understand) as well as educational games to inform and ensure the patient adheres to their treatment, then to consolidate and verify the knowledge gained.  Offline access means that even patients living in remote areas can still use the application.

The telemonitoring module is used for the declaration and early care of side effects. The patient declares the complications they are experiencing and the care team/doctor prioritises them and takes care of them according to their severity. The less serious complications (grade 1 - detected early) can be managed at home without requiring the patient to travel.

Such a solution improves the quality of life and survival of patients through real-time management of their complications according to their level of danger. In addition, the educational content (videos and games) is adapted to the context and the local population (playful videos in Arabic dialect, cartoons, easy to understand and easy to access). The solution improves the efficiency and productivity of health professionals and prevents patients from having to travel unnecessarily.

Fields of application:

Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC) - Patient monitoring and medical data

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Sick people
  • Patient family/entourage

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Improved treatment

Key figures

330 Number of beneficiaries since launch

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone

Technologies used

  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use

Yes

Open Source

No

Open Data

No

Independent evaluation

Yes
auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization

Partners

Collaborators

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