pediatric TB

The global burden of tuberculosis mortality in children: a mathematical modelling study

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Author
Peter J Dodd, Courtney M Yuen, Charalambos Sismanidis, James A Seddon, Helen E Jenkins

Tuberculosis in children is increasingly recognised as an important component of the global tuberculosis burden, with an estimated 1 million cases in 2015. Although younger children are vulnerable to severe forms of tuberculosis disease, no age-disaggregated estimates of paediatric tuberculosis mortality exist, and tuberculosis has never been included in official estimates of under-5 child mortality. We aimed to produce a global mortality burden estimate in children using a complementary approach not dependent on vital registration data.

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Empowerment and sustainability: web-based technology for tuberculosis care

Developed by USAID’s Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program, e-TB Manager enables providers to manage susceptible tuberculosis, MDR tuberculosis, tuberculosis-HIV, and paediatric tuberculosis cases from diagnosis to treatment outcome through WHO guidelines.

Author
Niranjan Konduri
Source
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Training community health workers to perform intensified TB case finding associated with a surge in TB diagnoses in a rural Malawi study

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Author
Theo Smart

Intensified tuberculosis case finding (TB ICF) by community health workers was associated with a dramatic (20-fold) increase in TB case detection at a very busy antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinic in rural Malawi, according to findings presented at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)in Durban, South Africa, last month.

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Strengthening guidelines for childhood tuberculosis to accelerate diagnosis and treatment

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African Strategies for Health (ASH)

Tuberculosis (TB), now the leading infectious cause of death worldwide, is a key contributor to morbidity and mortality among children in Africa. While many countries in the continent have developed national strategies to address childhood TB, implementation of these strategies in practice lags. National guidelines for the management of childhood TB can strengthen health service delivery and improve diagnosis and treatment.

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Addressing Childhood Tuberculosis: Opportunities for Maternal and Child Survival Platforms

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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.

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The policy and practice divide for childhood tuberculosis in Africa: A landscape analysis

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Author
African Strategies for Health (ASH)

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) African Strategies for Health (ASH) project undertook this childhood TB landscape analysis, to expand and centralize available information on childhood TB in the African region.

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Ending a Global Epidemic of Tuberculosis in Children

“When my daughter got sick, I took her to a clinic in my neighborhood. They gave her cough syrup for seven days. I thought she was getting better, but it was apparent that she was still ill. After another examination, they referred her to St. Paul Hospital in Addis Ababa where they put her on oxygen and started taking blood sample after sample and injection after injection for a month. Her condition did not get better so they gave her another medicine. The doctors then decided to take blood from her back…only then did they know it was tuberculosis.”  Atsede Tefera

Author
Keri Lijinsky
Source
USAID

Call for Abstracts: TB2016

Closing date

In recognition of the need for greater attention to the global TB epidemic, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is organizing TB2016, a two-day conference dedicated exclusively to this infectious disease immediately preceding AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa. This meeting incorporates the biannual SA TB Conference.

Abstract submission is open. Abstracts may be submitted through the abstract submission system before 1 April 2016.

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