Addressing Childhood Tuberculosis: Opportunities for Maternal and Child Survival Platforms

African Strategies for Health (ASH)

Tuberculosis (TB) is now the leading infectious cause of death worldwide – ahead of HIV. While major advances in the diagnosis and treatment of TB have been made since 1990, children suffering from this disease have remained neglected and vulnerable. An estimated 1 million children become ill with TB each year, and at least 400 children die each day from TB around the world.

Watch this video to learn about opportunities for tackling childhood TB.

March 30, 2016
Year of publication
2016
Resource types
Video and audio clips
Tags
children, tuberculosis, TB, pediatric TB, TB diagnosis, treatment, childhood TB, World TB Day, child-friendly medicine, access to care, childhood TB programming, policy, advocacy, maternal and child survival

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