Childhood TB webinar: What's in a number? Two recent reports estimating childhood TB cases

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:00:00 AM EDT - 11:00:00 AM EDT

The webinar, organized by the Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, will review 1) a 2014 report estimating global childhood TB disease incidence, including multidrug-resistant TB; 2) a 2014 report estimating childhood TB infection and disease in high TB-burden countries; and 3) practical implications for clinicians and other child health advocates.

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Speakers: Helen Jenkins, Peter Dodd and Andrea Cruz

Helen Jenkins is a statistical epidemiologist who received her PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology in 2010 from Imperial College, London. She also holds an MSc in Medical Statistics. She is interested in using statistical techniques to help improve our understanding of infectious disease dynamics as well as control programmes and preventative measures used in public health policy.
Peter Dodd is currently a research associate in health economic modelling in the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield, UK.  He is an infectious disease modeller, and has mainly worked on tuberculosis, especially in high HIV prevalence settings. 
Andrea Cruz is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and is the director of the Children’s Tuberculosis Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital, the largest pediatric TB clinic in the United States. Her clinical training is in pediatrics, pediatric infectious diseases, and pediatric emergency medicine.
The Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis is a global partnership of researchers, caregivers, and advocates who share a vision of a world where no child dies from this curable disease. We are collaborating to raise the visibility of this vulnerable population of children, and to share evidence and resources that can increase children’s access to prompt and effective treatment. For more information and to join this network, please visit us at

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By Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Published: Oct. 4, 2014, 9:30 p.m.

Last updated: Oct. 23, 2014, 9:14 a.m.

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