TB Key Populations Brief: Children

Stop TB Partnership

This brief is part of a series on TB key populations launched by the Stop TB Partnership in May 2016. The briefs, which focus on children, miners, mobile populations, urban populations, prisoners, rural populations and people who use drugs, recognize that reaching everyone with services, diagnostics, treatment and care is essential to ending the TB epidemic.

The briefs, which are not an exhaustive list, are the beginning of a process to support countries to identify their own specific key populations and develop interventions to meet their needs. The Global Plan recommends a separate operational target of reaching at least 90% of the key populations through improved access to services, systematic screening, active new case-finding methods – and providing all people in need with effective and affordable diagnostics, treatment and care. Programmes in countries are encouraged to identify key populations at the national and sub-national level according to estimates of the risks faced, population size, particular barriers to assessing TB case, gender-related challenges, and are also encouraged to report on progress in TB with data that are dis-aggregated by key population.

The briefs give a closer look at each of the key populations and offer tailored guidelines on how to work with each of the populations.

This brief focuses on children.

To view the rest of the series, visit http://www.stoptb.org/resources/publications/.

May 16, 2016
Year of publication
2016
Resource types
Briefs, Programmatic guidance
Tags
TB key populations, mobile populations, urban populations, prisoners, rural populations, people who use drugs, key populations, tuberculosis, TB, treatment, diagnostics, care and support, vulnerable populations, stigma and discrimination, barriers to access, children, miners, migrants

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